Among the poems about common things Pablo Neruda wrote during his lifetime are a number of odes to food: “Ode to the Artichoke,” “Ode to Tomatoes,” “Ode to Conger Chowder.” But somehow, the Chilean Nobel laureate forgot to write an ode to one of his country’s most ubiquitous signature dishes. Not only are baked and […]
Chile has long had a robust garage and psych scene, and one of the season’s most understatedly fun rock albums comes from Santiago. The four veteran musicians of the Versions joined forces in 2004, and their charming third album, the new Calling Lucifer, blends 70s rock and garage with a touch of glammy sleaze that […]
American news media can be frustratingly myopic. But even when mainstream reporting fails to deliver the goods from outside our bubble, the simple act of listening to an album can remind us that we’re part of a global community of people who share more common interests—and face more common threats—than our leaders would have us […]
Paloma Rocío Castillo Astorga, better known as Paloma Mami, was only 18 when she released her debut single, 2018’s “Not Steady.” Lugubrious and resoundingly confident, the song made clear she wasn’t callow: “I don’t change for no dick,” she declares over a soft-edged dancehall beat whose nocturnal aura sets the tone for a night spent […]
Current musical obsessions of Mako Sica bassist Brent Fuscaldo, guitarist and sound experimenter Mark Shippy, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Santiago-born singer-songwriter, composer, and film director Álex Anwandter has been dubbed the prince of Chilean pop, no small honor given that the country’s vibrant post-dictatorship scene attracted the first South American Lollapalooza in 2011. Anwandter identifies as queer and has a large LGBTQ+ following, and at the 34th annual Guadalajara International Film Festival this year […]
In the Midst of Winter might have dreamlike qualities, but it’s grounded in real-world problems.
Pablo Larraín (No) turns a religious story into a metaphor for the Augusto Pinochet years.
Having apparently exhausted himself dispensing so much BS, Mayor Rahm heads off for a holiday, leaving the rest of us to get ready for Jesus Garcia’s January 6 appearance at the Hideout.
The Red Lady cocktail, with watermelon, basil, and pisco, smells like summer.
Former Top Cheftestant brings soulful, creative Korean to Avondale.
Cocello, Brendan Sodikoff’s new Italian spot, enters a crowded field.
Former Blackbird chef Michael Sheerin is taking Venetian food somewhere new.
Notes on the accomplished psychological thriller Magic Magic, which comes out on DVD after being denied a theatrical release
Lemon or lime? Powdered sugar or simple syrup? For such a simple cocktail, the pisco sour has endless variations.