My favorite buildings in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center I spent the afternoon wandering around the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but surprisingly this was my first time. The other week, I visited the Harold Washington Library (read about that visit here!) where I found out that the Cultural Center was actually theContinue reading “My favorite buildings in Chicago”

The In-Cider Scoop: A Trip to The Northman

With the increase of fruitier, sweeter beer-alternatives and ciders entering the mass market around Chicago, the opening of the city’s first ‘Cider Bar’ came with great enthusiasm. The Northman finally opened about two months ago, after they first announced their idea over two years ago. Chicago cider fans have been patiently waiting for their favoriteContinue reading “The In-Cider Scoop: A Trip to The Northman”

DePaul – diversity in the midst of segregation?

Despite it’s diverse composition, Chicago is known to be one of the most segregated cities in America. The neighborhoods are divided by both class and race. There are many neighborhood community areas with overwhelming racial majorities. Minority ethnicities and races in particular seem to be limited to particular regions in the city, like the westContinue reading “DePaul – diversity in the midst of segregation?”

Walking on top of thousands of unmarked graves in Lincoln Park

It’s one of my favorite Chicago trivia facts to tell people: Lincoln Park (the actual park itself, that the neighborhood is named after) is actually built on top of thousands of unmarked graves. Yes, you read that correctly. While strolling through the park, visiting the zoo or a farmer’s market, nobody knows whose grave yourContinue reading “Walking on top of thousands of unmarked graves in Lincoln Park”

Comparison of Chicago Neighborhoods

1. Introduction The huge city of Chicago has almost 1,200,000 people within its invisible walls. Unfortunately, there are these “walls” not only surrounding the city, but surrounding various ethnic neighborhoods. There are 77 communities within Chicago’s borders. Being the large, diverse city that Chicago is, it is still surprising to see such vast spacial boundariesContinue reading “Comparison of Chicago Neighborhoods”

First Look review: Crowded, wild and rainy, Lollapalooza succeeds again thanks to the music

this article was written for The Real Chicago magazine: http://therealchicago.com/2014/08/06/first-look-review-crowded-wild-and-rainy-lollapalooza-succeeds-again-thanks-to-the-music/ Quick thoughts: This was my third visit to Lollapalooza, and I was thankful I had some previous experience and knew what to expect. I knew to bring my own baby wipes and napkins for when the toilet paper ran out and the hand sanitizer machines were broken.Continue reading “First Look review: Crowded, wild and rainy, Lollapalooza succeeds again thanks to the music”