Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | April 28, 2016
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Mama, Mi'Jo, and Me: Ana Castillo explains herself in memoir 'Black Dove' 
Celebrated Latina author and feminist Ana Castillo is a woman of many identities—some acknowledged and lauded, some unspoken. "I'm not really sure what it was about the public that insisted in, first of all, boxing me into Chicana; then I was a woman—and they still see me that way," Castillo said. "They don't see me as an American writer. I was born and raised in Chicago. We have to categorize people to try to understand them, I think and I was categorized as a Chicana and a woman. Maybe the rest was too much."  READ MORE

Tiny Home Summit looks at housing solutions for Chicago 
Set between an Austin, Texas neighborhood housing estate and the halcyon panorama of the Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park, there is a 27-acre village of mobile and tiny homes each with its own unique facade. There, the residents of the village called Community First! can enjoy a continually expanding garden, try their hands at bee keeping or organic farming, learn a trade or nurture their artistic expression. The village also includes an on-site medical facility, an outdoor theater and walking trails. Visitors to Community First! have often remarked "I want to live here.  READ MORE

Neo-Futurists on film 
Sharon Green made a scoffing laugh when asked about a detail in her alumni bio on the The Neo-Futurists' website. It was the parting-shot sentence of: "She currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife, Logan, where the two of them are preparing to embark on a career as a feature film-making power couple." "I don't know who wrote that profile," said Green, a former artistic director of The Neo-Futurists in Chicago during 2005-07 and an ensemble member during 2003-07.  READ MORE

ISSUE April 20, 2016

Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison 

Equality Illinois names new CEO

Looking back at the life of Prince

Bangladesh LGBT activist murdered 

Kitty Genovese's murderer dies in prison

Game on: Chicago Force looks to regain championship form

Lambda Legal's Bon Foster moves from celebration to resolve

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