Artist on Artist: John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants nerds out with Abraham Levitan of Shame That Tune
Stolen Seas dives deep into the economic waters of modern Somali pirates.
Some of your best options for live music this Thursday through Sunday include Cold Specks, the Coup, the Fugs, and Suzuki Junzo
Dreading the election? I’m not.
Single Mothers’ “Christian Girls” is a great punk number to help you shake the bad parts of this year’s Lollapalooza
Nothing says “sunny summer day” quite like dark, primitive, inhuman death metal
Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz is the tale of a painful love triangle
These American patriots have had enough!
What to do when your 13-year-old comes out, what not to do when it comes to other people’s business, and a call for testimonials to monogamy.
Tetchena Bellange’s documentary “Black Hands: Trial of the Arsonist Slave,” examines the controversial 1734 case of a woman accused of setting the fire that burned much of Montreal. It screens Thursday 3/3 in the Black World Cinema Series.
The Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at Original Mother’s and Columbia College.
Dept. of unfortunate food names
The 10th Annual Chicago Anarchist Film Festival screens new and archival works, 5/5-5/16 at St. Paul’s Cultural Center and No Exit Cafe.
The fallout up north from “Buy American” laws inspires a “Bribe Canadians” approach to copyright negotiations. Plus, the major labels may have a comeuppance on the way for their Great White Northern artist-cheating scheme.
There’s no Obama on the horizon in Europe, the AP reports.