With his new book, the historian highlights underappreciated LGBTQ trailblazers.
Wendy Woloson’s book dives deep into America’s obsession with cheap stuff.
John Corbett celebrates his latest book with free barbecue and fantastic bands, self-described “Bruce jazz” trio Poplife play a farewell-for-now show, and more.
Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos’s new book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, takes on the myth of the now-famous street photographer.
Shop hyperlocal this season for everything from unorthodox games and Chicago-centric books to craft booze and high-design home goods.
Brooke Borel and the University of Chicago Press release a fitting book for a presidential election full of falsehoods.
U. of C. sociologist Forrest Stuart catalogs the perils of overpolicing in Down, Out, and Under Arrest.
A new book by Daniel M. Abramson breaks down how innumerable architectural marvels were unnecessarily demolished to make way for profitable new construction.
University of Chicago Press reprints the film critic’s account of the 1987 edition of the festival.
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg applauds Chicago’s heat disaster plan, but worries about an event worsened by global warming.
American Theater Company artistic director PJ Paparelli, killed in Scotland last month, leaves a worthy legacy in The Project(s).
But be warned: It makes for uncomfortable bedtime reading.
UI prof and CHF artistic director Matti Bunzl’s new job puts an outsider at the center of Viennese culture.
A memorial service for author-historian and retired UIC professor Peter Bacon Hales will be held in Chicago on Sunday, October 5.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, May 28