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Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins VI

Every August Rich Cotovsky–actor, director, off-Loop theater owner, and licensed pharmacist–dons a curly black wig and a shirt made from the American flag and presides over one of the city’s edgiest theater festivals as the living incarnation of Abbie Hoffman, circa 1969. For the duration of the two-and-a-half-day marathon of plays and performance art, founded […]

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Roosters

ROOSTERS Latino Chicago I’ve never been to a cockfight. All I know about them is what you see on TV, or in B movies, where they throw in a cockfight scene to add some local color. Such scenes invariably conclude with a heartbroken campesino cradling a limp, bloody chicken and exiting silently as the victorious […]