Review

Manifest Better Community

When I say house music, you say ____________? I’m willing to bet that “civic consciousness” wasn’t even top three on your list. Three young Chicagoans founded Manifest, an art collective and community org...

DIY Anatomy: Medicine Woman Collective

There’s something in the air in Chicago. Pumping out distinguished artists isn’t uncommon for the third most populous city in the United States — but now, it seems like the world’s stage is shining its spotl...

Jamila Woods: Don’t cut your tongue

The word “jamila” finds its roots in the ancient Arabic word for beautiful. It’s fitting then that Jamila Woods’ recent album HEAVN conveys a kind of beauty that is as enigmatic as her name. Through eloquent ve...

Bengfang: Consistently Inconsistent

EDWARD YANG DOESN’T FUCK WITH THE PROSAIC. “My thing is I always want to be consistently inconsistent,” he says from his Pilsen-based studio. “That’s my goal. That’s my art. With music or videos, I want it to ...