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May 18, 2023

‘Inmates are extremely manipulative’

Hundreds of lawsuits against Wexford Health Sources, a for-profit medical corporation operating inside Illinois prisons, allege substandard care. An employee handbook describes how clinicians were trained to be skeptical of incarcerated patients.
by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven | Read more

WASTED explores “Chicago’s grimiest history” to a house and disco beat
Free Street’s Youth Ensemble combines music, oral history, puppetry, and dance in an exploration of disposable culture.

by Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel | Read more

In Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon, renegade lovers are on the lam
Matthew C. Yee’s country-and-western musical reimagines Chinese American identities.

by Jack Helbig | Read more

Enterprising Chicago rapper Kayo drops an optimistic, ambitious debut

by Leor Galil Read more


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May 18 – 31, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 16


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