Samantha Irby’s American Dream

Writer, comedian, and Chicago native Samantha Irby came to New York last week to read from her debut book of essays, Meaty. On her much-loved blog Bitches Gotta Eat, Irby shares "what i learned about new york during my first ever trip there last tuesday."

One Billionaire’s Attempt to Save a Neighborhood

Did Comer make a huge difference? Yes, and no.

A Conversation with a Photographer Who Earns $50,000 a Year

Grant: I'm 28, live in Chicago, Ill. My fiancé and I just moved to a neighborhood called Logan Square last weekend. I am a photographer.

Places I Have Lived: A Lady Hostel, a Live Show, and That Fireplace

We have all lived in some places. Where have you lived, Julie Bee?

Kickstarting Chicago’s Economic Development

The city of Chicago has just announced a partnership with Kickstarter called Seed Chicago which aims to use the trendy crowdfunding platform to finance economic development in the city's poorer neighborhoods.

Grocery Shopping at the Train Station

If the virtual grocery store offers jalapeño jam, I may consider it some more.