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Lester Rey Invokes Ponce and Chicago in His New Album

Lester Rey Invokes Ponce and Chicago in His New Album »

Artist, musician and producer Rey Lester Irizarry, known artistically as Lester Rey, was born in Humboldt Park “before it was gentrified” he said.

A Book Published in Japan Captures Mexican Pilsen in the 90’s

A Book Published in Japan Captures Mexican Pilsen in the 90’s »

The Pilsen neighborhood was undeniably Mexican for the larger part of the 20th century, but it would be difficult to understand the scope

2015 Was a Killer Year for Local Music

2015 Was a Killer Year for Local Music »

How does working in music change your perspective on music? It simply makes you want more.

In my role as a music “selectah”,

Neighbors Unite Over Pozole and Sketches

Neighbors Unite Over Pozole and Sketches »

Sense of community is a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to

‘Pilsen Day’ Explores the Complexity of Citizenship

‘Pilsen Day’ Explores the Complexity of Citizenship »

This year’s Chicago Humanities Festival took us on a tour of the complex facets of contemporary citizenship with more than 130 events across

When Mexican Labor is Wanted, but Their Presence is Not

When Mexican Labor is Wanted, but Their Presence is Not »

The unimposing exhibition by Ramiro Gómez stood on the first floor of the Mana Contemporary in contrast with the modernist and conceptual arts