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Fall Theater & Arts preview 2023
Celebrating Chicago’s cultural past and present at the Fine Arts Building
A seasonal preview of LGBTQ+ theater
Jenny Magnus on 35 years with Curious Theatre Branch
Look back at the 1997 film Chasing Amy through a new queer lens in this thoughtful documentary.
An interview with Andrew Buss, author of Top Five: How High Fidelity Found Its Rhythm and Became a Cult Movie Classic
John Cusack will host an intimate screening of one of Chicago’s most impactful films at the Auditorium Theatre in early 2024.
The final season of this Netflix hit series isn’t the best, but it’s totally necessary.
Our picks for must-see exhibitions
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Bronzeville’s Roberts Temple Church of God In Christ was the location for Emmett Till’s 1955 funeral.
This year’s cohort is made up of six journalists who will be mentored by journalists and media professionals
A thyroid expert reconsiders 50 years of dogma.
One Chicago chemistry professor cast the lone vote against revoking the father of the atomic bomb’s security clearance.
This autumn, Cinema/Chicago presents the 59th Chicago International Film Festival.
Chicago’s LGBTQ+ international film festival celebrates its 41st year with stories of found family, gay disco, bigoted parasitic worms, and more.
Kenneth Branagh’s newest Agatha Christie adaptation is a waste of potential.
Cannabis, pastries, and family dynamics combine in this new in-development show.
Remy Bumppo’s Blues for an Alabama Sky is stellar.
Jane: Abortion and the Underground reminds us to find strength in organizing.
Gift’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is at its best when it sings.
The Duchess of Malfi is at its best dissecting the underlings.
Plus: Rapper Matt Muse ends a four-year gap between major releases with two EPs this summer, including the brand-new So Far, So Decent.
The To-Do: a curated list of things to do and events to check out in Chicago
A summer project for a Reader writer reveals how minor league baseball—and the people who see themselves in it—measure success
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival premiers an intimate documentary of a former Chicago chef’s rise.
Jordan Wimby gives love to the Black bake sale at the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors.
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It started on a cold fall evening in 1952 When a boat transporting salt barreled down the Chicago River,…
In 1974, Chicago dancer and choreographer Joel Hall cofounded the Chicago City Theatre Company to amplify the creative talents…
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