What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Tag: This American Life
The Santaland Diaries hilariously exposes the ugly underbelly of the holiday season
Though maybe the script could stand a few updates.
One question for Ira Glass
After his talk at the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Reader asked the godfather of audio storytelling one simple question
An ear to the ground at the Third Coast International Audio Festival
A trip to “the Sundance of radio” in the golden age of podcasting
Pop-Up Magazine, Pug Party, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
A dog film festival, a comedic roast of Wonder Woman, and more events June 2-4
If your community news is slanted, Dan Proft may be to blame
Proft’s right-wing newspaper chain employs overseas writers covering “local” politics, and other questionable practices.
For a former believer, The Christians at Steppenwolf is a stunning reminder of a personal crisis of faith
A former Christian reflects on the spiritual struggle portrayed in Lucas Hnath’s latest play.
For a former heretic, Steppenwolf’s The Christians is a stunning reminder of a crisis of faith
A former Christian missionary reflects on the kind of crises of faith portrayed in The Christians.
Resolution, The Trump Card, and nine more new theater reviews
A drama from Pride Films and Plays and Mike Daisey’s election monologue are among this week’s best bets.
Ira Glass on awkwardness, being bad with titles, and his touring show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
A Q&A with Ira Glass about his touring show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
The Filmless Festival is back and bigger than ever
Third Coast Audio Festival hosts the three-day event celebrating radio broadcasting and podcasting.
Pop-Up Magazine, a multimedia storytelling show, makes its Chicago debut
Calling all writers, artists, broadcasters, filmmakers, and anyone else who loves a good conversation.
In Out on the Wire, Jessica Abel shows what makes narrative radio so great
The artist uses comics to break down the process of aural storytelling.
Our guide to Let’s Get Working, a tribute to Studs Terkel
The U. of C. pays tribute to Studs Terkel with a weekend-long festival of readings, screenings, and notable appearances.
It took two: WBEZ’s education reporters receive national honors
Linda Lutton, Becky Vevea win national awards for education coverage at WBEZ.