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Remembering Ted

I was among the many fortunate people whose life was graciously touched by freelance arts writer/critic Ted Shen (a regular contributor to the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago magazine). He passed away from apparent heart failure on October 9. And as I still recover from the shock, I want to let others know that […]

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Dept. of Disgruntled Critics

Dept. of Disgruntled Critics Just as serious theater critics should not make harmful sweeping generalizations about productions, serious theater artists should not regard critics as one ill-informed, antagonistic entity. The letter submitted by “A Chicago Theater Artist” (Letters, June 29) makes an erroneous blanket statement about Chicago critics “recklessly and ignorantly slamming Chicago theater artists […]