WATCH: 5 vegan Chicago hot dogs in 5 minutes

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By Julia Lowe Medill Reports The iconic Chicago-style hot dog can be found all over the city and beyond. A hot dog dressed in mustard, pickles, green relish, onions, sliced tomatoes and celery salt can be called “dragged through the garden,” but where can vegetarian and vegan Chicagoans find a meatless dog to take part in the tradition? Watch how […]

Q&A: Chicago Sinfonietta violist Seth Pae on life as a musical activist – and Wrigleyville’s busiest dueling pianist

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By Julia Lowe Medill Reports Between performing as the principal violist with the Chicago Sinfonietta — “Chicago’s hippest orchestra” — and playing piano at bars like Sluggers and the Zebra Lounge, Seth Pae, 31, is building a diverse portfolio as a multi-instrumentalist. A self-described musical activist, Pae mainly performs compositions by women and musicians of […]

WATCH: Poetry Foundation kicks off Chicago event season with Latinx poetry celebration

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By Julia Lowe Medill Reports On the heels of Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March comes the powerful recognition of poetic voices through National Poetry Month in April. The Poetry Foundation regularly hosts in-person and live-streamed readings to highlight the work of minority poetry communities. Watch how Latinx poets in Chicago are using the spoken […]