🤵🏾 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Archive dive: Blvck Vrchives remembers Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on Chicago

“Dr. King’s dreams can still be heard echoing through the streets of Chicago in vigils, parades, protests, murals, and strolls along King Drive.”
by Brianna Wellen

Anybody can serve
Opportunities for service this Martin Luther King Day 

by Brianna Wellen | Read more

A dream unrealized for African-Americans in Chicago
When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, most blacks here were living in poor, segregated neighborhoods. They still are.
by Steve Bogira | Read more

Inside Ling Ma’s darkly funny fiction
In Bliss Montage, the author mines the horror genre to expand our sense of reality.

by Jack Helbig | Read more
Are you ready for some Foodball?
Monday Night Foodball, the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up, kicks off 2023 at Ludlow Liquors.

by Mike Sula | Read more

🎭 Mark your calendars! 🎭

On February 6th, join the Chicago Public Library, the League of Chicago Theatres, and the Reader for a discussion on Chicago’s first full season back in the theatre. 

The conversation will be moderated by the Reader‘s theater and dance editor Kerry Reid and feature a panel of industry leaders from across the Chicago theatre scene.


Issue of
Jan. 12– Jan. 25, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 7


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