To the editors: The inerudition of supposed musical savant Dennis Polkow is exceeded only by his presumption in posing as a reviewer. We who have studied “the only universal tongue” […]
If ever there was proof of the adage that what goes around comes around, it has been the recent fascination with the genius of Kurt Weill. Weill’s music used to […]
Brett’s Waveland Cafe, the immensely popular ivy-covered restaurant in a corner of Lincoln Park, is closed now until spring. But if recently adopted rent hikes for park concessionaires are enforced, […]
To the editors: Could you please tell us Dennis Polkow’s qualifications to review opera. Because he doesn’t seem to know much about it. Last year in La Sonnambula [September 30] […]
To the editors: Re: Ready for Reform by Michael Miner [Hot Type, October 20] Where has Mr. Miner been? The term “negroes” went out in the 60s. As an African-American […]
Robert McClory’s 1989 profile of Father Michael Pfleger
Since his classic recordings with pianist Memphis Slim in the 1950s, Matt Murphy’s work has been a standard against which blues guitarists are judged. He developed his style in the […]
A conversation with Arlie Hochschild, who argues that many of our “private” emotional problems result from social and economic forces.
SAMMY CAHN: WORDS AND MUSIC at the Halsted Theatre Centre There are many more words in Sammy Cahn: Words and Music than there is music, and that’s just fine by […]
Although harpist Charlie Musselwhite came of musical age during the 60s blues “rediscovery,” he’d probably have attained success in any era. Born in Mississippi, Musselwhite grew up in Memphis and […]
North-side gays and lesbians, who overwhelmingly supported Daley for mayor, are now beginning to fear that they’re being frozen out of the administration.
When Shulamit Ran was growing up in her native Israel and looked at poetry–or any kind of verse–she heard melodies. “I just assumed that everyone heard them the same as […]
OK, so it’s not exactly a restaurant.
The Forest Preserve National golf course is so good, and so cheap, that players begin lining up in the middle of the night.
THE SOUND OF A VOICE Oasis Theatre Collective at Blue Rider Theater A young warrior comes upon a remote dwelling where a woman thought by some to be a witch […]