Most people are lucky to have one act that hits. William Horberg is well into his third. Horberg was born in Chicago and grew up around Belmont and Broadway in the Lakeview neighborhood in the 60s and 70s. He ran a repertory movie theater called the Sandburg at the corner of Division and Dearborn from […]
It’s been over two years since South Side debuted on Comedy Central and made many Black Chicagoans from the city laugh in a way that felt personal. Amongst the many dramas centering the violence and real disadvantages many south-siders face on television, South Side screened with a refreshing perspective that many folks from the south […]
From a call center in India to the socially distant confines of video chat, he’s starred in television shows that have defined an era.
Two television addicts chat about the Hulu comedy.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
How a network of local creatives brought a queer, authentically Chicago story to Showtime.
A mockumentary about gardening, scenes from a hospital waiting room, and more streaming shows to binge this holiday season.
Before he died at 24, Peter Laughner cofounded Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu. Had he lived, he could’ve rivaled Patti Smith or Richard Hell—and a new box set shows why.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local musician, artist, and filmmaker Sean Whittaker for his band Kill Scenes.
Originally broadcast on French TV in 1986, it’s having a rare Chicago screening at the Siskel Center.
Five movies remind us that filmmakers have always been fascinated with the box in the living room
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Konkol is named executive editor of the Chicago Reader.
The Joe Policastro Trio’s Screen Sounds transforms score and soundtrack music with energetic imagination and a charmingly Catholic sensibility.
Survive’s retro horror-synth score for Stranger Things means they benefit from Pitchfork’s courtship of the prestige-television audience.
The short-lived 1980s police drama was created by Michael Mann and shot largely in Chicago.