Marilyn Monroe is the American public’s white whale, that which we seek to dominate and claim as our own.
Two streaming shows from Theatre in the Dark and Strawdog capture the drama of obsession and isolation.
It’ll banish all your memories of English-class torture.
Head west for quaint townships and lush landscapes.
David Catlin’s dazzling aerial-acrobatic production returns.
Lookingglass Theatre’s dazzling new staging of Moby-Dick uses aerial acrobatics to buoy Melville’s masterpiece.
Shattered Globe Theatre’s The Whaleship Essex is bestilled, if not dead, in the water.
The second in a series of discussions about the renowned French filmmaker with Chicago-based female critics, artists, and academics
Imagining a nonexistent movie classic starring Peter Sellers
Sometimes, one generation’s turkey is the next generation’s feast
A special exhibit displays some of the exquisite items in the Newberry’s vast collection, on the occasion of the library’s 125th anniversary
Remembering Amtrak’s amenities for smokers, which ended in 2004
The Atlantic gets a little too fucking precious when it tries placing @MayorEmanuel in a broader literary context.