Saturday night is your last chance to go to Eurasia: chef Arun Sampanthavivat is returning to his place on Kedzie, and the Levy company is going back to the drawing board.
To the editors: I’m sure that all the young girls who read the “Girl in Trouble” article [August 17] are glad they weren’t young girls 20, 50, or 100 years ago. The absence of federally funded contraceptive research, the absence of corporate testing and marketing of birth control methods, and the success of the “right […]
WHITE DWARF and DREAM HORSE Playwrights’ Center Every time I see a play that tries to take a big issue (the meaning of life, the human condition, death) and make it comprehensible on the stage, I think of my dad. He taught philosophy at a college in Saint Louis, and one of his pet peeves, […]
To the editors: Re: “Children of the Holocaust” [July 6] Why the cover-up of the greatest crime in history committed by Jews against Jews and for over 50 years kept suppressed until now first mentioned in the June 21, 1990, Chicago Sentinel? Here are the harrowing undisputed facts: The Orthodoxy in Europe divided the Jews […]
When I was a little kid, I didn’t know many birds. I could recognize a robin or a house sparrow. When I was about eight years old and staying on my grandparents’ farm, I knew what pigeons looked like. I was even allowed to shoot them with a .410 shotgun. They were very good to […]
It was a great idea when Contemporary Records began reissuing the recordings of Terry Gibbs’s “Dream Band,” recordings made in concert in Hollywood in 1959; it’s another great idea for Gibbs to bring the music from that band to town this weekend and line up a dozen of Chicago’s best horn players to whirl through […]
To the editors: Because I’m such an admirer of Jonathan Rosenbaum, having seen Pump Up the Volume, I’m shocked that he could describe it as “a clarion call for freedom and collective action that is both hopeful and energizing” and implore the world, “Don’t miss it” [Reader’s Guide to the Silver Screen, section two, August […]
The sixth annual edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival runs from Friday, September 28, through Sunday, October 7. Apart from the opening night screening–which will be held at the First Chicago Center Theater, First National Bank of Chicago, 1 S. Dearborn–screenings will be held at the Three Penny Cinema, 2424 N. Lincoln; at Facets […]
Philip Gossett, a world-renowned authority on Rossini and Verdi who teaches at the University of Chicago, used to squirm whenever his school’s alma mater was played at academic functions. “The song has always been, shall we say, problematic,” he explains. “It fails to touch the deeper regions of the heart. Then as a number of […]
Twenty years ago, when he was a young teen living with his grandmother, Ron Tate would sneak a radio into his bedroom at night and sit under his covers listening to Blackhawk games. His grandmother, a strict disciplinarian, had a rule against listening to radios, but he willingly risked his grandmother’s wrath because he loved […]
The presence and influence of African music on the British jazz scene goes back nearly three decades; so in 1982, when the kinetic and forceful saxophonist Trevor Watts founded the Moire Music Drum Orchestra, he had an established tradition on which to draw. The use of the name “moire” suggests the layering of two patterns […]
Let’s Put on a Radio Show If you appreciate the kind of brainy, off-the-wall radio that hardly even exists, you’ll be happy to hear about this new show. It doesn’t actually exist either, but at least it’s an idea; and the best thing about this idea is who has it: cartoonist Lynda Barry and Ira […]
What will it be like after The 90’s?
THE DANCE SAMPLER at the Ruth Page Foundation Theatre September 16 GALA PERFORMANCE: DANCING, CHICAGO STYLE at Northeastern Illinois University September 20 and 21 Dance presenters are learning to cater to the public’s bargain mentality. To lure the hoi polloi into the theater–to give them better value for their entertainment dollar–the trend is to offer […]