Leonard C. Goodman is a Chicago criminal defense attorney and co-owner of the for-profit arm of the Reader. On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car […]
I suppose it’s only appropriate that President Biden announced Mayor Rahm’s nomination as ambassador to Japan at roughly the same time as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan, like Rahm’s reign as mayor, has come to symbolize the deceit and treachery of leaders who claim they’re looking out for us when, […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created for a CIVL and Skateistan benefit by Chicago designer Emily Burlew (also of the band Late Nite Laundry).
FilmStruck “Director of the Week” John Huston always got great performances, from Humphrey Bogart in the 1940s to his daughter Anjelica Huston in the ’80s,
Also, Afghan war veteran Miguel Perez Jr. could be deported this week.
Nora Twomey’s superb animated feature returns to Chicago for a weeklong run at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Also, Chicago will comply with a Department of Justice request for immigration documents.
Also, every Chicago police patrol officer now has a body camera.
A major survey of the Iraqi-American, Chicago-based artist finally arrives.
Also, the Aviary is expanding to New York.
Adamn Killa’s debut full-length borrows from the somber aesthetic popularized by Yung Lean, but the Chicago MC twists it into his own image.
Also, Cook County plans mental health crisis center to aid police, and Obama appoints a former Chicagoan to head the Library of Congress.
The British essayist’s latest nonfiction horror film is now available online.
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor humanizes navy SEALs and natives alike.
Dan on relationship reefer, an indiscreet military wife, and a dom’s anxious girlfriend.