There’s no pinning down Shane Parish. On acoustic guitar, he spins webs of bright, densely packed notes; plugged in, he dips into a deep well of jagged rhythms, gnarled chords, and elongated ribbons of humming sound. Stylistically, he seems equally at home meditating upon American folk tunes, negotiating high-speed hairpin turns with mathy combo Ahleuchatistas, […]
Essential versus arbitrary mystery in contemporary art house cinema
Reflections on trends in contemporary art house movies, as observed in this year’s Chicago International Film Festival and Doc Films’ ongoing Hou Hsiao-Hsien retrospective
Reader’s Agenda Wed 4/24: Candemonium! Canned Beer Festival, Clinic, and Hale Woodruff’s Murals
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, April 24.
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and recommended revivals in this week’s Chicago Reader.