At the Black Sheep, James Toland’s self-described punk-rock restaurant, it’s really the kitchen that rocks.
Creative, clean flavors—at a cost
At the Aviary, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas take cocktails to the next level and then some.
One late night last week the fat togarashi-vinegar-and-malt-powder-dusted steak fries that accompanied an order of battered cod fingers at GT Fish & Oyster came to the table in a cone tightly folded from page 22 of the April 14 Reader, which happened to recommend 15 of our favorite seafood spots. I’m not sure if that’s […]
After 14 years, and with a new chef, Paul Kahan’s trailblazing restaurant Blackbird still flies high.
Erik DeBat unveils retrospective
CRITIC’S CHOICE Limitless Without much fanfare Neil Burger has emerged as one of the best suspense directors in the business, and the irony of this accomplishment is that his thrillers (Interview With the Assassin, The Illusionist) resort to very little fanfare themselves: in an era of loud, frantic aerobic workouts like Salt and the Bourne […]
Comedian Patton Oswalt can now call himself an author.
No one knows for sure what happened to the seven French monks who were kidnapped during the Algerian civil war and found dead in May 1996. But Xavier Beauvois, who directed and cowrote this moving spiritual drama (2010), doesn’t bother himself with that mystery; he’s more concerned with the faith and devotion of the victims, […]
The two discuss their new memoir, Life, on the Line
A small-plates spot well above the norm.
Orgasm and nuclear holocaust are the controlling factors in this horny, delirious fantasy by the talented Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin).
Already the author of a pictorial history of the Chicago el and a look at the city’s “hidden treasures,” Greg Borzo turns his attention to cycling in the useful new guide Where to Bike Chicago.
The new, hour-long Stupormarket is a “low-budget project,” says Seldoms choreographer Carrie Hanson, featuring costumes by her and Goodwill. But its scope is huge—nothing less than an exploration of New Keynesian vs. neoclassical perspectives on our economy. Hanson has combined edited versions of two 2009 pieces—Thrift and Death of a (Prada) Salesman—with lots of new […]
From the oysters to the ambience, Maude’s Liquor Bar seduces