But Billy Lawless’s latest spot would struggle to stand out among the horde of new Italian restaurants in town.
Mike Sula reviews Lettuce Entertain You’s Il Porcellino.
Mike Sula reviews—and recommends—Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio.
Acanto’s busy, big, cheffy dishes should win over the tourists on the Magnificent Mile.
A new Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit collects abstract artists’ impassioned responses to World War II.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, January 28, 2013
Reviews of two newish Italian restaurants
Scott Harris resurrects the longtime Taylor Street red-sauce joint Gennaro’s.
WineStyles offers free samples of wine and pizza Thu 7/29.
Italian saxophonist and sound artist Alessandro Bosetti vigorously explores the possibilities of his instrument. Last year’s Zona (Grob) is a stunning representation of his extended technique as well as an expression of his interest in electronics: he recorded the piece using six microphones positioned at various distances, then digitally sewed the tracks together. Shifting from […]
Robert De Niro’s honorable directorial debut takes on Scorsese material–Chazz Palminteri adapting his own play about growing up Italian in the Bronx during the 60s–without copying Scorsese’s style; the results may be soft in spots, but it’s encouraging to see De Niro going his own way. The narrator-hero, seen at the ages of 9 and […]