In which we dare to compare the father and son mayors.
REAGAN, BUSH & CO. Purveyors of Fine Public Policy for the Gentry Since 1980 Our Motto: “Life is unfair” It’s Jimmy Carter’s quote, but Reagan, Bush & Co. owe him […]
Francis Coppola’s tragic and worthy (if uneven) conclusion to his Godfather trilogy, which he wrote in collaboration with Mario Puzo, represents a certain moral improvement over its predecessors by refusing […]
Just keep telling yourself: It’s only politics, it’s only politics
THE HERO’S JOURNEY: THE POETRY OF RAYMOND CARVER City Lit Theater Company I had a baffling dream a few weeks ago. I found myself waiting for an airplane with Raymond […]
ED at the Shuman Theatre When an improv group says it’s really different, well, I’m yawning. That was my attitude about seeing Ed, the new troupe at the Shuman Theatre, […]
The Maine event
Lead Story After much criticism, the police department in Naples, Florida, canceled its latest campaign against drug dealers in October. The department, which has one black officer (out of a […]
THE NUTCRACKER at the Arie Crown Theatre December 7-9, 12-16, 18-23, 26-30 In times as uncertain and threatening as ours, we must be doubly grateful for that most comforting standby, […]
FIRST COMES LOVE . . . Center Theater Chicago playwright Elizabeth Shepherd’s First Comes Love . . . (originally titled 14 Times) is a pleasant hour of gossipy story telling. […]
Dining Outs and Ins in the Year of Living Dangerously
Recommended Reading for Our New Comrades in Capitalism
The Great Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Booking War of 1990 began earlier this year, when Cubby Bear manager and booker Brad Altman decided he wanted his club to become a”big-time […]
A better-than-average compilation of animated shorts from Czechoslovakia, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, the USSR, and the U.S., which predominates (12 shorts out of 20). Among the highlights are some […]
General manager Marc Scorca left Chicago Opera Theater last summer in a blaze of glory. Unfortunately, the company’s finances were in a state of chaos.