Once you get past the aliens’ appearances, it’s easy to be mesmerized by the film at large, which is a sweeping and heartfelt examination of colonization, voyeurism, capitalism, and humanity.
The film deftly captures the high emotional stakes of being a theater kid, whether you’re still a child or a full-grown adult.
And also a goodbye
He’s All That is an update to the 90s teen rom-com classic that we didn’t really need. This time around the Freddie Prinze Jr. role is filled by TikTok star Addison Rae, playing high-school influencer Padgett who after being meme-ified during a livestream breakup must for some reason make over the school loner (breakout heartthrob […]
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A glimpse at how stand-ups coped during the pandemic and made their triumphant return to telling jokes again.
Alex Grelle’s second livestream special breaks out of the confines of his home for something bigger than ever.
Two comedians want their new game to get people talking.
Ezra Furman’s soundtrack for Netflix’s Sex Education provides coming-of-age anthems for all stages of life.
We have a tradition here at the Reader of tasking one of the city’s most talented illustrators, Jason Wyatt Frederick, with creating a Where’s Waldo-esque tableau every year for Pitchfork, filled with a who’s who of Chicago personalities and small visual puzzles spelling out the music fest’s lineup. When it seemed clear that we would […]
The positives of the year look different for everyone. The losses and gains have been very personal, so in turn the issue turned out that way too. It reads like group therapy—writers were given space to acknowledge what’s being left behind and then move forward with optimism, maybe even excitement about what the city still has to offer us. Reader poll results were determined by you, the readers!
NoonChorus helps artists innovate for streaming content.
Will we ever rent shoes again?
Samantha Irby’s Wow, No Thank You. is just what the doctor ordered.
This city was built on activism.