Current musical obsessions of Eternals drummer Areif Sless-Kitain, his I Kong Kult bandmate Fred Wells, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
As we head towards possible teacher layoffs and a strike, the mayor and the governor use the schools as pawns in their larger schemes—ones that have nothing to do with improving education.
Major American photographer Aaron Siskind gets his first retrospective in book form.
Highlights from the filmography of Josef von Sternberg
The WZRD DJ lockout grinds on, Joshua Abrams goes full guimbri, and more
Thinking about a few great endings to play on Chicago screens this week
Yto Barrada’s one-woman show, “Riffs,” at the Renaissance Society
Khalid Kamal, Moroccan restaurant owner: “In Morocco, we don’t eat in restaurants”
The French singer Hindi Zahra may look exotic to us, but her music is comfortingly familiar.
Hakim Belabbes explores his complex relationship with his family and culture in Morocco in his documentary “In Pieces,” screening Wednesday 2/17 at the School of the Art Institute.
This 2000 Moroccan feature by Nabil Ayouch spins an engrossing tale about a quartet of filthy, glue-addicted boys who fend for themselves on the waterfront of Casablanca. The title character, who fantasizes about sailing to a mythical island, is killed by their former gang, and though his three sidekicks vow to give him a decent […]
A young Moroccan woman who returns from Paris to her ancient hometown of Fez to see her dying father is unexpectedly pulled back toward Islam. “Am I in the 15th century or the 20th?” Nadia writes her French boyfriend, but when he visits she no longer wants to see him. Farida Ben Lyazid’s script evenhandedly […]