How a year inside changed my outward expression
It seems crazy to me that the new Love Goes is only Sam Smith’s third album. The UK singer-songwriter made their debut in 2014 with the international breakout In the Lonely Hour, but it feels like they’ve been a go-to modern torch singer for much longer. Perhaps that’s partly due to the strange passage of […]
Bump J at the Promontory and more goings on 8/20-8/24.
The culmination of his project will be a reconstruction of a slave ship in the museum’s basement.
In his new book, Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter, the legendary three-point shooter recounts how his on-court success was stopped short by his outspokenness.
A 50-year history of the Bulls’ big egos, bad draft picks, blown knees, and heartbreaking losses
Metallica was masterful, Travi$ Scott was allegedly criminal, and much of the Saturday audience was indifferent.
To help celebrate the return of The Best Show, the Reader asked Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster to revisit their first collaboration, the famous “Rock, Rot & Rule” sketch, which predated the show by several years—and still stands as one of the great moments in the history of trolling. Wurster played fictional blowhard Ronald Thomas […]
A copycat song highlights how Del Rey’s more than a pretty face.
Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La” revive a turn-of-the-millennium style.
Ron Rapoport publishes an anthology of Chicago sportswriting.
The Chicago Bulls lose Joakim Noah on top of Derrick Rose and appear helpless against the Philadelphia 76ers.
To understand what Mayor Emanuel’s doing to libraries, see what Jerry Krause did to the Bulls
Good reading — Sam Smith on LeBron James