If you want to see Crispin Glover’s Olivia Newton-John impersonation, head around the bunny-headed Jesus, past the John Wayne Gacy display, and watch your head down the stairs.
Archival footage offers a compelling window into the case, but no ground-breaking revelations are uncovered.
Former Reader editor Alison True’s investigation fuels a new Peacock series.
This stubbornly strange duo gigged only in their apartment, and only one song survives from their hours of bizarre recordings.
These Deerfield maniacs debuted in 1979 but didn’t play live till 2007, when they helped celebrate a documentary about early Chicago punk.
Abolitionist educator Mariame Kaba explores how survivors of sexual harassment and violence can find justice outside the legal system, and how perpetrators can embrace accountability.
Also, Jason Van Dyke’s lawyer wants to move the first-degree murder trial out of Cook County.
A fest for those fascinated with serial killers, Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo looks to become an annual Chicago institution.
Former Reader editor delves into the hunt for more of John Wayne Gacy’s dead.
Fresh performing arts reviews from Reader writers
A new website is launched to spur a hunt for more victims of John Wayne Gacy
Michael Czyzniejewski’s Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions: funny, quirky, short ruminations told in the personas of famous Chicagoans
Rod Blagojevich is the third Illinois governor to be convicted of corruption, and the fourth to face prison time since 1973. He said he was “stunned” at the verdict, which […]
A new anthology, and a new appreciation, for local gay writer Jon-Henri Damski
When Shane Bugbee peered inside the large metal box, he knew he’d found the mother lode. Among the contents were the leather jacket John Wayne Gacy was wearing when he […]