I didn’t meet the revered Chicago Tribune theater critic, Richard Christiansen, until 2016 when I started interviewing him for my book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. He was 84 years old and living at The Selfhelp Home, an assisted living facility for older Jewish adults where a caregiver he particularly liked would sit […]
His retirement after 38 years will leave a void both at the Reader and in Chicago’s theater scene.
Now that Kris Vire’s out at Time Out, Chicago print media has just one full-time theater critic.
A different direction for WBEZ: one with more listener-generated content and fewer paid contributors
The screen version of Adam Langer’s play The Critics opens this week at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Following Her Own Script If you’ve been reading someone for 18 years with pleasure and respect, at some point you probably should say so. So here’s to Hedy Weiss. If she’d just gone to work for the Tribune, Chicago’s theater industry would be clapping her on the back. She didn’t. It’s not. “The Tribune demographic […]