Aaron Sorkin rewrites Chicago history to help beat Trump.
Aaron Sorkin’s new drama shows what happens when it’s time to fight and “the whole world is watching.”
Here’s what happened when writer Terry Southern and photographer Michael Cooper flew in to cover it—with William S. Burroughs and Jean Genet along for the ride.
This year’s iteration promises 101 acts, plus a ceremony to honor Pigasus, the Youth International Party’s 1968 presidential nominee.
The book Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards From the 1970s & 1980s is a snapshot of the city’s street gangs during a period of transition.
The Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival features 72 hours of performances starting with a march from Daley Plaza.
American Theater Company revitalizes Hair, the 1967 “American tribal love-rock musical.”
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, August 9
A wealth of newly released interview footage gives a kaleidoscopic sense of the Beat Generation’s legacy
Fresh reviews from Reader performing arts critics
An interview from 1969, about fair trials and fair reporting
Highlights of this year’s Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival
Twitter feeds from a foulmouthed fictional Rahm Emanuel are chuckleworthy, but they can’t compare to the political pranks Abbie Hoffman pulled off. Whether tossing dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, running a pig for President, or levitating the Pentagon, Hoffman showed the world that protest could be creatively mischievous, provocative, […]
A young DJ stumbled on a warehouse cache and reunited a barrier-breaking photographer with some 500 lost works.
Tom Hayden, one of the defendants in the 1969 Chicago conspiracy trial, will be on hand for a screening of Brett Morgen’s new documentary, Chicago 10.