Thanks to Reader reader Anthony Gargiulo Jr., who read this story about Chicago connections to Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer film and pointed out via Twitter another one: former Loyola University (and Northwestern University) chemistry professor Ward V. Evans. Evans was the surprise dissenting vote on the three-man panel that recommended permanent suspension of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s […]
The “sober curious”—individuals who abstain from drinking to explore the positive effects of sobriety—have a new enclave in Andersonville. Eli Tea Bar, an alcohol-free social space, offers options for those rethinking their relationship with alcohol, including more than 100 loose leaf teas and special in-house blends, bubble tea, and kombucha on tap. Bar owner Elias […]
The crown jewel of Chicago nightclubs lives on at the Newberry Library and in an upcoming documentary.
Singer-guitarist Wyatt Grant launched Pool Holograph as a solo endeavor a decade ago, and around 2015 he brought in a few friends from Loyola University to turn it into a band: Zach Stuckmann on bass and brothers Jake and Paul Stolz of local indie rockers Discus on drums and guitar, respectively. Pool Holograph became a […]
Four EDM lifers celebrate a milestone by taking over 88.7 FM for 20 consecutive hours.
Corporate consolidation has flattened out Chicago’s big commercial radio outlets, but low-power and college stations still have plenty of personality.
Practitioners say fear of ICE raids and a lack of access to affordable health care can put undocumented and minority populations at risk.
No office. No health insurance. No job security. No time for students.
A recent Blu-Ray reissue of a Criterion Collection set features different cinematic interpretations of 1927’s “The Killers.”
Scholar Robert Marovich documents gospel’s Windy City roots in a new book and recommends five Chicago acts at this weekend’s Gospel Music Festival.
In Chicago’s war zones, the tragedy extends beyond the kids who die.
The team finished 2014 with a 27-match winning streak, and most of their stars will be back in 2015.
Cook County clerk David Orr’s reform proposals have been irritating mayors for 35 years.
These Chicagoans—recognized on the Trans 100 list—are working to better the lives of trans people.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue