Illinois joins 19 other states and DC in a lawsuit that challenges changes to Title X as unconstitutional.
Author Archives: Deanna Isaacs
CSO negotiations resume, free concerts continue
The entire orchestra will play together in Woodlawn.
UIC grad students strike for better pay
“We can’t pay rent or buy food with a tuition waiver.”
CSO strike update: amid sour notes, another free public concert
As their strike grows increasingly discordant, CSO musicians make music.
CSO musicians strike to retain their pensions
Symphony Center is silent as the orchestra hits the street.
An American Dream tackles Japanese-American internment during WWII
Lyric Opera’s outreach arm presents a contemporary chamber opera that grew out of two true stories.
Contrarian architect Stanley Tigerman still roars
He shares his thoughts on on Mies, the Thompson Center, and the future of architecture.
Bikers, simulated sex, and pole-dancing puppets pull Lyric’s Ariodante into the 20th century
Even with star Alice Coote out with a fever, Handel’s four-hour-long 1735 marathon was still worth seeing.
Preservation Chicago’s seven most endangered historic buildings, plus two
Jackson Park and Thompson Center are holdovers from 2018.
Lyric’s La Traviata is a triumph of true love—and Verdi’s music—even without its leading lady
It’s the date-night opera that made Julia Roberts cry in Pretty Woman.
In one big weekend, Chicago Opera Theater shows off an opera in progress and a brand-new production
The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing is revelatory; The Scarlet Ibis is not.
The lawsuit to prevent building the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park lives to fight another day in court
But Judge John Robert Blakey wants it resolved. Soon.
Mayoral Arts Forum report: What Chicago Cultural Plan?
The arts community hears from (some of) the candidates.
Cecil McDonald’s extraordinary photos of ordinary life
“In the Company of Black” is now on view at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Remembering industrial designer Charles Harrison
A tribute to the designer of the View-Master, the Dial-O-Matic, and the plastic garbage can—and the first black executive at Sears.