The Chicago Humanities Fest, Algren: A Life, and more.
A sneak peek at the new space in Navy Pier under construction from the Shakespeare Theater.
Artists Andrew Yang and Christa Donner offer guided tours of their studios and talk about their work and their process.
Chicago’s fall theater season shows a new emphasis on social consciousness.
Expo Chicago, “Tattoo” at the Field Museum, and more
The Seldoms and the Joffrey Ballet are among this fall’s best bets for dance.
In celebration of the show’s 17th season, get to know the members of one of the city’s most venerated alt-comedy groups.
Kathleen Rooney wondered why she couldn’t find an English translation of Magritte’s writings, so she figured out how to release one on her own.
In a forthcoming book, the author and onetime Chicagoan explores American gun violence by telling victims’ life stories.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning, box-office-breaking musical sells out the (smallish) house.
Dozens of recommendations for fall in Chicago, from restaurants to movies, theater to music.
Former BANG BANG PIE SHOP owners Dave and Megan Miller have spent the last year milling flour and baking breads and pastries (as well as making more substantial dishes) at Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse, which they opened last September in Lincoln Square. Now, less than a mile west of the bakery, they’re opening Baker […]
American Theater Company suffered a major loss in May, when artistic director PJ Paparelli died at age 40 after a car accident in Scotland, just weeks after the opening of The Project(s), his acclaimed documentary-theater piece about public housing in Chicago. ATC is dedicating its 2015—’16 season to the writer-director’s legacy, but don’t expect a […]
In July chef Chris Pandel (the Bristol, Balena) told Chicago magazine of the Boka Restaurant Group steak house he’ll helm come October: “We don’t want to change the steak house. We want to elevate it.” So far, though, the place has been defined by change. Originally the restaurant was going to be called Armour & […]
Though the relatively weak box office numbers for Ant-Man (its $57 million opening weekend was Marvel’s second-lowest ever) and Fantastic Four ($42 million total) suggest that superheroes have hit their saturation point, that memo never made it to television. The fall TV lineup is bloated with special powers and comic adaptations, some new, some older, […]