With so many theaters opening their doors again for live performances (we have at least a half-dozen new reviews coming up next week, which is the most we’ve run since March 2020), it might be easy to overlook the ongoing digital drama produced by local companies. But there are still plenty of online shows to […]
Movie screenings for the week of August 16
New releases and revivals
The ten shows from 2018 our critics won’t soon forget
Witches, monsters, selkies, cosmic musings and family dramas, and, of course, the Golden Girls
Michael Allen Harris’s Kingdom reveals a young playwright on the brink of greatness
Now in its world premiere, his new drama explores three volatile gay relationships in one working-class African-American family.
Common comes home to a different Chicago on Nobody’s Smiling
On his tenth album the MC who helped put Chicago’s scene on the map delivers a grim, uneven, and occasionally compelling portrait of inner-city violence.
Lilli Carré in three dimensions
Lilli Carré blurs the boundaries between comics and art in a solo show at the MCA.
12 O’Clock Track: Mig Mora, Scheme, and Chandler London, “Kingdom”
The stylish and artsy video for “Kingdom,” a track from local rappers Mig Mora, Scheme, and Chandler London
The List: November 12-18, 2009
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Devo, Girls, Don Byron, Shrinebuilder, the Reigning Sound, Brother Ali, and more