In-the-know Chicagoans tell the Reader what they’re watching, reading, and seeing
Image indy_slug via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Mick Dumke usually does these posts, but he reached his marijuana news quota a few days ago, so I’m taking over this week. Let’s find out how America’s limitless tax dollars are being used!
The Other Jim Messina Just got an email saying that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s going to attend the Obama Victory Fund 2012 Summer Rooftop Reception—a campaign fund-raiser that also stars Jim Messina. Guess Chicago‘s playing a funnel cake festival out in the hinterlands that night?
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Kevin Harris, community relations director at the Marin Foundation, watched: Stonewall Uprising by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner Since we just had the Pride Parade, I just watched this documentary on PBS’s website. It gives context to the parade and where it came from, and provides insights on the history of the Stonewall riots of […]
Curator Matthew Arient says that text often takes on a “literal aspect” in the work of self-taught visual artists. They may have a specific religious, personal, or philosophical message to convey, and words are the simplest and surest way to get it across to viewers. Other untrained artists are more interested in the visual uses […]
Law enforcement agencies are using wiretaps more than ever, mostly for drug investigations.
When packaged meat products ask questions, people answer.
A new editor/publisher, a new hometown, and a plan.
Eddie Torres, artistic director of Teatro Vista, read: My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez A thrilling book. Set in Chicago and based on a true story, My Bloody Life chronicles the transformation of an individual’s rise and fall in the notorious Latin Kings street gang in Chicago. The book’s […]
A Sound Foundation by Alberto Aguilar and Mary Lou Zelazny—that focus on different aspects of Halupka’s life, from the places where he played as a child to his logo-designing skills. “I call it relational portraiture,” Cochran says, “because it involves depicting the same person in a layered way.” By concentrating on an average Joe, she […]
People who are so excited about Walmart’s growth in Chicago aren’t thinking about what it really means for workers.
Image by Tracy O via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Despite all the crumbling going on with America’s economy these days, our high-end art market is doing quite well(as it can ensure the safety of money during the crisis), as the New York Times reminds us today in an article about Christie’s latest contemporary art sale. […]
A veterinary drug mixed with cocaine is causing ghastly side effects.