Polish death-metal legends Vader have seen many major world changes in their 35 years as a band, some of which have directly impacted their career. Following the fall of the Iron Curtain in the early 90s, for instance, they became the first Polish death-metal band to sign a record contract with a Western label. They’ve […]
This year’s free-jazz holiday tour includes two shows at the Hungry Brain with his band Witches & Devils and special guests.
Even if you’re on the five-year plan.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to Ida celebrates individualism and unfettered emotion.
Its grotesque comedy is the perfect antidote to holiday cheer.
A new poll suggests that most Americans are only too willing to overlook racism in their peers.
Current musical obsessions of Store Brand Soda blogger Lorena Cupcake, Dumpster Babies guitarist Tom Puschautz, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
LA garage label Burger Records throws itself 50 parties (including one in Chicago), Smart Bar celebrates women in dance music, and more.
Mount Prospect’s Qulinaria tries to spiff up meat and potatoes.
British conceptual artist Simon Starling’s captivating research- and process-based work is on view at the MCA and the Arts Club of Chicago.
In Ida, an innocent girl raised in a convent comes face-to-face with evil.
Late Night at Garage Rep, Steppenwolf’s eclectic new weekly series, features up-and-coming Chicago artists.
Andrzej Wajda directs a biopic of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.
The 25th Polish Film Festival in America opens with Andrzej Wajda’s Walesa, Man of Hope.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, October 18