In 1987, Michael Bishop was invited to join an underground band in Richmond, Virginia, whose trashy, theatrical collision of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror made them subversive standouts in the city’s punk scene. Bishop already had a reputation as a gifted bassist, and he was still in high school when he joined Gwar. The band’s obscenely […]
Looking for something fun to do around town this weekend and beyond? Read on, and stay safe! FRI 5/6 At 7 PM tonight, the Block Museum (40 Arts Circle, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus) hosts Looking at Listening, an evening of audiovisual experiments by and about women in film and sound. The program includes four […]
The reflection on the director’s later-in-life preoccupations is one of his best films yet.
Five memoirs that made me the pansexual freak I am today
The film A Quiet Place and more goings-on 6/4-6/7.
A Room-themed pop-up at Emporium Arcade Bar and more goings-on November 27-30
Three Thornton Wilder one-acts and Annoyance’s long-running slasher parody are among this week’s best bets.
“Girl Play,” the University of Chicago Artist Summit, and more happenings from April 28-30.
The filmmaker shares his advice to young artists in a new book ahead of his Chicago Humanities Festival appearance.
Decoding 2016, Zadie Smith, and more happenings from November 28-December 1
Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire and a minor masterpiece by Sam Shepard are among this week’s highlights.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Highlights from the filmography of John Waters
J.R. Jones counts down his favorite films of 2014. Today at number ten: Cheap Thrills.
Daniels’s exuberance and weird integrity could have benefitted a good number of recent movies.