Contemporary Contexts: Glass Houses, Glass City

Zac Thriffiley looks at what divides us as Chicagoans and what art can do to bridge these divides in the latest installment of his One Book, One Chicago coverage. Glass Houses, Glass City: Slag Glass City and the State of Art in Chicago The plot of Chi Jang Yin’s short film “Glass House” – if […]

Contemporary Contexts: From Emmett Till to Laquan McDonald

Ex Libris’s Zac Thriffiley continues his ongoing column covering this year’s One Book, One Chicago selection, Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast. This month Thriffiley takes a hard look at issues of race and injustice that haunt Chicago’s history and continue to importantly shape its future – a future reflected in the goals of One Book, One Chicago.   […]

New Column! The Third Coast: Contemporary Contexts with Zac Thriffiley

As the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago (OBOC) program kicks off this month with a series of events related to Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast, this column seeks to find out what it is exactly that makes Chicago “the city that gives.” Using a critical lens of the city’s tumultuous past and its uncertain […]