“Plezensky Sokol,” 1812 S. Ashland, on the facade indicates that this building was built for Czech and
Slovakian immigrants who settled in Pilsen in the late nineteenth century. A sokol was a gymnasium
and community center where fraternal and sororal ethnic societies held athletic and cultural events.
Other Middle European nationalities including immigrants from Poland, Germany, and Hungary also
established centers that so that traditional expressions of physical culture and ethnic celebrations could
continue after emigration to the United States. The biography of Stefania Chmielinska by Karen M.
Majewski in Women Building Chicago (pp. 155-157) discusses the role of gender in Polish ethnic
4 “Quesadillas Norteñas” … drowned in mild hot sauce and sprinkled with Mexican Cheese! Why didn’t I think of this?! So good, too!
And Roci keeping an eye on the car; want to avoid our third parking ticket
Oct 19,2013- Por primera vez caminamos desde Peanut Fárm hasta la calle Elmore y regresamos muy contentos d lo bonito y bien cuidada vereda
Artist Anthony Howe’s 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE’s The…
Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women’s bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called 40 Weeks and a Mirror. She’s combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a…