As the proverb goes, it takes a village to raise a child. The folks at Bright Endeavors know that one of the best ways the village can accomplish that mission is by empowering and uplifting mothers. The Chicago based candle company is a social enterprise of New Moms, a nonprofit organization established in 1983 to […]
Two Reader staffers explore all things queer Chicago.
The Chicago Reader is one of the few alternative newsweeklies in the nation that still publishes long-form film criticism, and over the past 40 years we’ve presented work by such talented writers as Noah Berlatsky, Fred Camper, Cliff Doerksen, Andrea Gronvall, J.R. Jones, Joshua Katzman, Dave Kehr, Patrick Z. McGavin, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Ben Sachs, Lee […]
Three silent German detective thrillers, each of which runs 45 minutes. Adolf Gartner’s The Marked Domino (1915) stars Ernst Reicher; Harry Piel’s The Bear of Baskerville (1915) involves a bear that holds a bride captive in a villa; and Ernst Laemmle’s A Hell of a Reporter (1929), with Eddie Polo and Gritta Ley, was scripted […]