On the corner of Wood Street and Cermak Road, right in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is Caniceria Maribel, a corner store with a strong name and an even stronger place in the community.Read More
“Citizenship” is a loaded word, used to confer different sets of rights depending on the context in which it is used and the people it is describing.Read More
A typical Filipino greeting starts with “Kamusta?” (How are you?) followed by “Kumain ka na?” (Have you eaten?). It’s undeniable that food is at the center of almost every Filipino interaction and gathering. In most social events, the ever-present bilao (circular basket) of pancit (noodles) or tray of lumpia (spring rolls) is always on the table, but folks rarely talk about food beyond complimenting it or exchanging recipes.Read More
City Limits is a series from The Real Chi profiling artists who are not only pushing the culture forward with their work but actively working in their communities to better the city of Chicago.Read More
Set for Oct. 5 in Pilsen, the Brown Skin Lady Show is all about embracing change as the city transitions toward the fall season.Read More
In a small, dimly lit art gallery in Pilsen, a projected video montage of prior concerts, fashion shows, and gallery parties plays in a loop on the main room’s western wall, while a rotating cast of DJs spin a high-octane blend of contemporary hip-hop. Partygoers comfortably trade laughs and dance moves in equal measure, soaking in their last night at the influential AMFM art gallery.