I first met Batman battling villains from the Hall of Justice with the other Super Friends, part of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup of the 1970s, and soon afterward I caught the campy reruns of the 1960s live-action TV show. This led me to scour my brother Aaron’s Bronze Age collection of DC Comics, the […]
Cat show, ZINEMercado, Batmobile, and scooters
The International Cat Association (TICA) presents Chicago: Feline Infurno, the 41st annual cat show hosted by TICA and a chance to view at least 400 registered cats ready for judging (yes, it’s usually the other way around, but at a cat show, people judge the cats). Rare breeds like the Lykoi (also known as the […]
Robert Pattinson shuts all his haters up with a vulnerable and terrifying performance in Matt Reeves’s The Batman.
There are too many puppets in 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas and not enough action
If the narrated sections are so important, why don’t we get see them?
Via Rosa of Drama on an Egyptian hit that transcends language barriers
Current musical obsessions of AMFM gallery founder Ciera Mckissick, Drama singer Via Rosa, and Reader writer Leor Galil
The unbearable lightness of Justice League
The number-one movie in America is a missed opportunity for transcendent (or even dynamic) popular art.
A Chicago artist painted Donald Trump’s face on a toilet filled with poop, and it’s awesome
Art of the heel: Bat Trump, Forrest Trump, and more of Jacob Thomas’s satirical Donald Trump works
Batkid Begins gives all for one and none for all
In Dana Nachman’s documentary, the Make-A-Wish Foundation makes one kid’s dream come true. But what about all the other kids?
What if Donald Trump were Batman?
Maybe Chicago would’ve felt differently about his tower.
The pre-Batman world of Fox’s Gotham isn’t so black and white
The line between the good guys and the bad guys blurs on the new series.
Chicago comic artists celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday
Fulton Street Collective celebrates Batman’s 75th anniverary with a comic-art show.
Michael Jordan should think twice about selling his place in Highland Park
Michael Jordan’s mansion could become a home for wayward youth.
Austin Pendleton goes time-tripping back to Skidoo
The Steppenwolf ensemble member recalls making an LSD comedy with Groucho Marx.
Reader’s Agenda Fri 4/26: C2E2, Chicago Anarchist Film Festival, and Wonka Ball 2013
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, April 26.
Throwing down in Gotham City
Chicago Dance Crash presents an evening-length piece, Gotham City