A Chicago High School Reopens, with Fears of Gun Violence
Students at Michele Clark High were relieved to return to classes, but shootings on the West Side mean that their problems are far from over.
By Peter SlevinOctober 18, 2021
The Sporting Scene
Candace Parker Brings It Home
After a career in Los Angeles, the W.N.B.A. star returned to Chicago and won a championship.
By Louisa ThomasOctober 18, 2021
American ChroniclesOctober 18, 2021 Issue
Stash-House Stings Carry Real Penalties for Fake Crimes
The undercover operations seem like entrapment, but their targets can receive long sentences—sometimes even harsher than those for genuine crimes.
By Rachel PoserOctober 11, 2021
Culture Desk
American Vernacular: Chicago and the Birth of the Comic
A cartoonist discusses his new show about the development of an American art form.
By Chris WareAugust 28, 2021
News Desk
Do No Harm? The Doctor Who May Have Enabled R. Kelly
Witnesses called to testify against the R. & B. superstar, who has been charged with the sexual exploitation and trafficking of minors, included Kris McGrath, who did nothing to report or stop Kelly’s alleged crimes.
By Jim DeRogatisAugust 24, 2021
The Front Row
“Scarface” Startles Anew on the Criterion Channel
It’s time to watch Howard Hawks’s gangster masterpiece again.
By Richard BrodyJuly 6, 2021
The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Colliding Cycles of Violence in Chicago
With shootings in the city on the rise, trust in the police has nearly bottomed out.
By Alex KotlowitzApril 24, 2021
The New Yorker Interview
Liz Phair’s Songs of Experience
The singer-songwriter talks about getting older, reaching into the past for her new record, and her home town of Chicago.
By Amanda PetrusichApril 18, 2021
Our Columnists
What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Reopening Schools
From housing to health care, low-income people and others ravaged by debt and inequality are beginning to demand a better life subsidized by public money.
By Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorFebruary 9, 2021
Annals of Gastronomy
The Latinx Brewers Whose Trump-Branded Beer Became a Drink of the Resistance
If the election goes the way they hope, the owners of 5 Rabbit Cervecería will let their Chinga tu Pelo brew go out with the Administration.
By Helen RosnerNovember 3, 2020
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