At the corner of Madison and Jefferson in Chicago stands a 100-foot-high baseball bat, constructed in a lattice pattern from 20 tons of steel. It is the largest sculpture created by the artist Claes Oldenburg, a man from whose mind sprang any number of super-sized objects: a 45-foot tall clothespin in Philadelphia, a 29-foot-long spoon […]
How allegations of sexual abuse exposed cracks in the foundation of Young Chicago Authors, Free Write Arts & Literacy, and the city’s spoken word community
Twenty years later, the Reader looked back and wondered why no one else had done the same.
It was a dangerous profession, as the Reader‘s Toni Schlesinger discovered.
University of Chicago Press issues Movies That Mattered, a follow-up to the longtime Reader staffer’s 2011 book When Movies Mattered.
The state comptroller is no one’s “mini-me.”
Also, Chance the Rapper joins the DuSable Museum’s board of trustees.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
Chicago magazine’s story on current Chicago protest music overlooks some of the best, including the EP Who They Wish I Was by the Beats & Bars after-school program.
Attacking the new boss is the company’s latest takeover strategy.
If so, what a terrible thing for the Tribune.
The best parts of Steppenwolf’s Mary Page Marlowe may be the ones that aren’t there.
Michael Ferro—a controversial choice for grand marshal of Chicago’s Columbus Day parade
The change at the top of Chicago magazine’s masthead is harmful for many reasons.
Elizabeth Fenner is out as Chicago magazine editor; Splash creator and publisher Susanna Homan is in.