Laura Poitras, who recorded the Edward Snowden leak in Citizenfour, returns with her latest documentary, Risk.
Route 66 Theatre’s The Source is a strange type of bait and switch
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the notorious whistle-blower in Oliver Stone’s new biopic.
Oliver Stone tells the Snowden story, Nate Parker tells the Nat Turner story, and Ewan McGregor tries to tell Philip Roth’s story, plus other highlights.
The conspiracy-minded premise of The X-Files has aged much worse than its cast.
You don’t need to wait for reform of government surveillance programs to stay reasonably private on your computer and phone. A local offshoot of the global CryptoParty movement is helping put secrecy tools at Chicagoans’ fingertips.
Pew reports study of things public does to protect personal privacy: not much.
This dark comedy offers a potent metaphor for the cruelty we countenance in the name of homeland security.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Danny Casolaro Died for You, TimeLine Theatre’s based-on-fact play, makes a contradictory case.
The deal to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban kingpins involves far more than an either/or choice.
Edward Snowden doesn’t fit convenient categories.
A brief run for a sardonic new play on Edward Snowden
John Oliver, briefly host of The Daily Show, is the perfect person to critique the insane world of American politics.
2 Chainz drops an unexpectedly timely single.