While this may not rank with Son of Saul or Raging Bull in the top rung, The Survivor is not a film to take for granted.
The Artistic Home revival of Requiem for a Heavyweight is a knockout
Mark Pracht turns in a remarkable performance, cauliflower ear and all.
Crushers Club teaches West Englewood boys to fight for their futures
The boxing club for at-risk youth empowers kids in and out of the ring.
United Airlines’ public relations crisis continues as its stock falls, and other Chicago news
Also, the city of Chicago has announced that its buildings will be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2025.
Rahm Emanuel launches $1 million legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants, and other Chicago news
Also, former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is asking Obama to grant mass pardons before he leaves office.
An extraordinary life inspires an extraordinary performance at Court Theatre
Man in the Ring takes a swing at the saga of gay boxer Emile Griffith.
Muhammad Ali’s deep roots in Chicago bloomed on the south side
In honor of Muhammad Ali’s legacy, we take a look back at his life in Chicago.
Victory Gardens’ Sucker Punch is a KO
Dexter Bullard directs British playwright Roy Williams’s drama about two black London boxers.
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh bullshits with Chicago writer Bill Hillmann
The Scottish transplant to Chicago interviews his friend on the occasion of the Chicago native’s new memoir, Mozos: A Decade of Running With the Bulls of Spain.
Best New Book by a Former Chicago Golden Gloves Champ
When he describes an ass whoopin’, you know he knows what he’s talking about.
KO’d by The Opponent
A Red Orchid Theatre stages Brett Neveus The Opponent
Reflections of an Olympics junkie
Highlights, lowlights, and other scattered thoughts on the 2012 summer games
An Exception to the Rules
Events in one sporting world effect those in another
Reading: Beauty and the Brute
What does an intelligent, sensitive woman like Joyce Carol Oates see in the brutal sport of boxing?