Generally, I like to tell a joke or two in these columns, looking to underscore the absurdity of politics with a little dark humor. But no joking this time. On Saturday, an 18-year-old white supremicist armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and started shooting people. Black people, […]
Congresswoman Mary Miller’s apology is almost as bad as her original “Hitler was right” remark.
Chris Marker’s multipart essay film screens all month at the Siskel Film Center.
Or how gag cartoonist Ken Krimstein took the plunge into midcentury philosophy.
Yes, Chicago does have a history of punks who’ve shown Nazis what’s what.
Also, attorney general candidate Scott Drury believes Madigan thought he was wearing a wire during a meeting.
Two new exhibitions shed light on an artist who dealt with tragedy in his own way.
Also, Rauner isn’t happy with the state senate’s override of his school funding veto.
Also, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Sunday to denounce racism and bigotry after the violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville.
Also, the latest tragic turn in the gang war that killed Tyshawn Lee.
Here are the nuggets wisdom and trivia we gleaned from the Chicago Humanities Festival.
For pioneering photojournalist Ruth Gruber, words and pictures are tools to inspire others to act.
Rinne Groff’s Compulsion tells the tale of a writer whose evangelical zeal for Anne Frank turned to bitter infatuation.
A new Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit collects abstract artists’ impassioned responses to World War II.
Trap Door Theatre’s The Arsonists works pretty well, considering its lack of drama