“Humankind has always been very curious and driven to find out about life forms in outer space, but not so curious about life forms on the planet,” Giovanni Aloi remarked as he showed me each work of art included in “Earthly Observatory,” an exhibition that he curated with artist/scientist Andrew S. Yang. Over 30 artists […]
Chicago has its share of bands playing country or alternative country, but Thomas Comerford’s lonesome sound is in a category of its own. Comerford straddles the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s and the dusty, deadpan observations of psychedelic iconoclasts such as Bill Callahan. He’s also an independent filmmaker—he teaches film and art history at the […]
Patrick Wilkins’s exhibit celebrates humanity’s simplest pleasures with a perverse twist.
For Glen Echo, Azita Youssefi’s first album in more than eight years, she played and recorded every instrument herself.
Chicago video-game composers talk about how they found their way into this strange and difficult business.
Drummer Jeremy Cunningham releases a dense but delicate jazz record to honor his late brother; the Black, Brown, and Indigenous Crew rocks the Vaginal Davis exhibit at the Art Institute; and more.
Writer-photographer Lee Bey’s new book Southern Exposure showcases architectural masterworks on the typically neglected south and west sides.
The Hyde Park-raised artist wants to put his own spin on depicting the black experience.
In a basement below Michigan Avenue, poetry turns into viruses and yeast into music.
On the eve of the collective’s Art Institute retrospective, Suellen Rocca tells all. (Well, some.)
The result is an experiment in looking at the world through someone else’s eyes.
“The reason I came to grad school was to … create a revolution through theater,” the editor of Chicago Theater Now says.
“Flesh” celebrates the centennial of the Chicago artist’s first exhibition at the Art Institute.
In Monograph, the artist looks back on his life in comics.
Is the revolution in clothing design a sign of a bigger revolt to come?