When Chicago’s NASCAR events take over downtown streets in July, people may either leave town to avoid the spectacle or stay and curiously catch sight of something never seen in the city. One person watching with great interest will be Fred Lorenzen, who will see the NASCAR events through the eyes of a guy who […]
I thought I could’ve been a contender. But all too soon, I was knocked out at the fun but challenging event known as Music Box Trivia and Brunch. It’s held every Sunday in the Music Box Theatre’s lounge from 1–3 PM, but get there early because people start claiming seats just after noon. It’s BYOB—and […]
When Janet Fischer was a Chicago teen, she never expected that she’d have the rare privilege of being able to point to the exact spot where a seed from her family tree was planted.
Adam Carston created Windy City Ballyhoo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It’s a repository of Chicago movie ads, photographs, and film reviews from the last century.
It’s been a few years since Noir City: Chicago emerged from dark alleyways celebrating film noir, movies that embody the seedier side of everyday life. The pandemic paused the festival . . . but this year it’s back at the Music Box Theatre.
Film historian, author, and Film Noir Foundation treasurer Alan Rode hosts Noir City: Chicago August 29 through September 1 at the Music Box Theatre.
The Hyde Park-raised artist wants to put his own spin on depicting the black experience.