Indiana-based footwork producer Jlin is laser-focused in her vision and in her dedication to expanding her sound. Her debut album, Dark Energy, arrived in 2015, when footwork was gaining sizable popularity outside Chicago. The record stood out for its severity, with confrontational tracks that elegantly pair brooding tones with footwork’s precise rhythms. Jlin’s follow-up, 2017’s […]
Indiana-based beat wizard Jlin returns to the stage for Pitchfork Midwinter after courting burnout to finish her second album and score an avant-garde dance performance.
The graphic memoirist on her two new books, An Age of License and Displacement
Jill Lepore’s latest biography tells the story of the life of an ordinary 18th-century woman who happened to be Ben Franklin’s sister.
In praise of the intensely personal director, whose latest, A Burning Hot Summer, is currently playing in Chicago
The autobiographical films of Bill Douglas screen Sunday at University of Chicago
Former skinhead Frank Meeink appears at Barnes & Noble in Skokie (55 Old Orchard Center) tonight at 7:30 PM to talk about his autobiography.
This should be interesting (h/t Sarah Weinman, whose best mysteries and thrillers list should provide some fine gift ideas).
A reflective autobiographical film about Hou Hsiao-hsien’s youth in the late 40s and early 50s. Largely filmed in the same places in Taiwan where the events originally happened, this unhurried 1985 family chronicle carries an emotional force and a historical significance that may not be immediately apparent. Working in long takes and wide-screen deep-focus compositions […]