In his day he was misunderstood, but in the iMovie age John Cassavetes seems positively prescient. A recent box set sheds light on John Cassavetes’s work outside the studio system.
In the case of young-adult author Hillary Frank, the formula is talent + luck + a Teflon hide.
What’s bad for the country is good for Marxist theater.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair brings the other side of the conflict home.
Engaging biography meets strained social history in Gerard Jones’s new book about the nebbishes who made Superman.
Jenny Magnus premieres a minimalist yet expansive show about motherhood at the Rhinoceros Theater Festival.
In January 1999 author Barry Singer published an appreciative essay about composer Vernon Duke in the New York Times. Duke, a Russian emigre who lived in Paris in the 1920s and New York after that, was a classical composer who also wrote some of America’s most unforgettable popular music–pieces like “April in Paris” and “Autumn […]
And of course it’s for sex. But Uberlube’s inventors insist that it can’t be pigeonholed
Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com. ERYKAH BADU, NINA SKY 18+. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212. TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or […]
SEPTEMBER 10 FRIDAY If a slide lecture on Paris seems a poor substitute for the real thing, how about when it’s combined with a dinner of fine French cuisine at Cyrano’s Bistrot and Wine Bar? After a meal of lobster bisque, braised guinea hen, tagliatelle with summer tomato concasse, wine, and dessert, travel consultant Melanie […]
Old paint, bike parts, table scraps–if it’s something you don’t want, Kevin Kaempf can probably turn it into something you do.
SEPTEMBER 3 FRIDAY When the Illinois Storytelling Festival pulled the plug on its fall event this year for lack of funds, Palatine’s plucky Wood Street Theater Company jumped in to fill the void. They’ve set up an ambitious nine-performance schedule for Palatine’s first Storytelling Festival, including workshops, sing-alongs, improv sessions, and open mikes together with […]
Cheri and Don Hood got their first look at Grannia, a musical-theater version of the life of 16th-century pirate queen Grace O’Malley, when their daughter played the lead in a college production in the mid-1990s. They loved the story of the fierce Irishwoman who raided Queen Elizabeth’s ships and regularly beat the English in battle, […]
Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com. TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. CHICAGO CHICKS Free concert. Fri 9/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. […]
Chicago’s Trax Records reissues a treasure trove of early house nuggets.