"My basic concern is that the youth in Chicago has not quite got a grip on how important life is, and they’re taking each other’s lives without thinking too much about it. I understand that a lot of it has to do with education. Education is the bottom line on why the kids on the South Side are doing this to each other.
But obviously there are a lot of issues that are causing it. It’s unfortunate that we can’t get a hold on it because all we’re doing is filling up the penitentiaries and lack of education is getting us nowhere. That’s the basic problem and the issue that needs to be cleaned up, and whether it will be, in my lifetime or not, I don’t know.”
Photograph by Oak Thitayarak
"A collective moment of silence will begin at 6:20pm. Please wear a red sash/ribbon/bandana on your right arm/wrist to be identifiable and to stand in solidarity."
Hancock Lightshow would be a good name for stuntman.
Blink & Search would be a good name for a band.
"Everyone in town is saying they can’t find engineers fast enough and they can’t find good space." —Wes Shepherd, CEO of Channel IQ
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stupendous mental power (1956)
Unfortunately, looks like 846 W. Sunnyside was torn down sometime in the ’60s, so we’ll never get those details now.
When London’s Tottenham district fell to youth-driven chaos this past August, an elderly barber almost lost everything. Then other young people stepped in to keep him cutting.
Written by former Gapers Block contributor Brian Leli. Great stuff