There’s a whole lot of story in history. And so much depends on the perspective of the storyteller. What, for example, will the future think it knows of our fraught time? What will be included? What will be omitted? What will be the spin on events like the war in Ukraine or the 2020 presidential […]
Michael Caplan’s new “sensorily saturated” documentary Algren works for long-time fans and new viewers alike.
Four places where relationships sunk
The Neon Wilderness will try, but the phrase “Algren-inspired bar” makes Algren scholar Bill Savage groan.
I bought the table from Algren in 1976, and stories about the deal have taken on a life of their own.
Jane Shay Wald, Lynch’s ex-wife, remembers the wild 60s with her former husband, his partner in comics, and their influence on the medium.
The 31 reasons to love Chicago right now—plus, everything from the city’s best pizza to the best person to follow on Twitter
Studs Terkel’s Working takes on Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns in the Reader tournament’s championship bout.
Which of these two titles will advance to the final round?
He was one of the mid-20th century’s most prolific photographers. Now, at 92, Shay’s getting the vast archive that fills his home in order, and he’s finally receiving the appreciation from the art world he’s long deserved.
One of these literary heavyweights will have to defeat the other . . . by a nose.
A weekend at Curious Theatre Branch’s 26th annual Rhinofest turns up old fringe favorites and potent new investigations.
Northwestern professor Bill Savage gives hell to Devil in the White City.
Tony Fitzpatrick bids Chicago farewell in The Midnight City, the last in a four-part series.
The U. of C. pays tribute to Studs Terkel with a weekend-long festival of readings, screenings, and notable appearances.