- Check out Sandy Johnston speaking about the history of the South Side’s missing L line, today’s Metra Electric commuter rail, which was until just a generation or two ago an effective rapid transit line for the city’s south lakefront. What led to its downfall, and how might we restore its old glory? Check it out.
- Read Lee Bey on what modernist architecture has to offer—and how to reconcile full-throated advocacy for its artistic value with acknowledgement of its social legacy, including urban renewal and public housing.
Quasi-relatedly, I had the honor of being interviewed on AirGo radio this week. For those who don’t know it, AirGo does longform interviews with Chicagoans, including many artists and activists. I’m a fan, and you should check out their other episodes! But maybe listen to mine first.