By Britt Julious Chicago is such a vast city that it would be nearly impossible for any single show to depict it accurately. And The Chi, despite being created by a Chicago native, feels brighter and glossier than the Chicago I know as a current resident. But that doesn’t mean Chicago is an entirely dark or suffering place, something it seems creator Lena Waithe has made a point of articulating.
58 Things to Do in Chicago in January
By Jason Foumberg, John Hardberger, Britt Julious, Graham Meyer, Catey Sullivan, and Lauren Warnecke Published today at 12:03 p.m.
New Year’s Day 5K
Consider this rain-or-shine jaunt through Lincoln Park a down payment on your lofty New Year’s resolutions. The breakfast buffet at the finish line should take the edge off. Details:Lincoln Park at La Salle and Stockton.
“If you heard me, I sound like I am about to hurt somebody,” Samantha Jordan said. Jordan, who raps under the name Fury Hip Hop, has made a name for herself in the local rap community. Her fiery, invigorating live performances combine deft feats of physicality with gorgeous live instrumentation. But it wasn’t always that way for Jordan. She traversed the ever-evolving trends in hip-hop to settle somewhere that feels authentic and true to her goals and beliefs as an artist.
“We need to shed the exculpatory scripts that have mysteriously enabled all these incompetent bumblers to become rich, successful, and admired even as they maintain that they're moral infants.” https://getpocket.com/@britticisms/share/3048961
*puts think piece glasses on*
Kanye is firmly planted in his humble Chicago roots, even if he is not here physically. The city is woven into the very fabric of its inhabitants, even if they think otherwise. This is what Chicago West symbolizes.
*takes think piece glasses off*
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