The 12th edition of the annual festival of black independent film continues from Friday, August 20, through Thursday, August 26, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased only on the day of the screening. For more information call 649-4855. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 Fly by Night A movie about […]
The extraordinary pyrotechnics of 19th-century keyboardist Sigismond Thalberg put him in the exalted company of Franz Liszt, at least according to accounts at the time. But though widely popular, this Swiss-born Austrian virtuoso wasn’t a charismatic dazzler like Liszt; his stage presence was more elegant and subdued and his musicianship more subtle. As with many […]
Orthodox Jewish women from across the city and out of state are asking: Is it live, or is it Gurewicz?
Johnny Laws’s weekend sets at the Cuddle Inn on South Ashland have long been among the most popular blues attractions on the south side; after years of local celebrity he’s finally begun to extend his reputation to other parts of the city (and the world: he was recently profiled in Living Blues magazine). Laws’s voice […]
Coming Soon to the Tribune His sex aside, Mike Wilmington should turn out to be just what the Tribune wanted in a film critic. He writes gracefully, he’s prolific, and he not only loves film but likes films, lots of them. “Dave [Kehr] would give three movies a year four stars,” an admirer of both […]
There’s a question that’s been burning in the unscrubbed corners of my mind for a long time. We are told that Ivory soap is “99 and 44/100% pure.” What’s in the other 56/100% (or 0.56% if you prefer)? –Peter Holland, Chicago You’re not the first to wonder. Actually it consists of “foreign and unnecessary substances,” […]
With all the bad news that’s been hanging over the blues world lately–deaths, sickness, untimely departures–the return of guitarist Lefty Dizz is nothing short of a godsend. Dizz, who spent the better part of last year battling cancer, is known around the world for his antic fusion of inspiration and impishness, but what makes him […]
“My mouth fairly watered, for a piece of an indian to broil! And I continued to look out sharper for one, than for any other game,” wrote J. Goldsborough Bruff in his journal on April 8, 1850. Lured west by the California gold rush, Bruff had gotten sick and been forced to spend the winter […]
Yes, but is it OK if I fantasize about Pat Buchanan? According to the Harper’s “Index” (August), “Percentage of Americans describing themselves as ‘ultra-liberal’ who consider S&M ‘an acceptable sexual practice’: 6. Percentage of Americans describing themselves as ‘ultra-conservative’ who say this: 18.” “Despite declining population, local leaders appear to be running a treadmill, losing […]
Let’s do the time warp again, as the Mary-Arrchie Theatre commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival with an annual theater and performance marathon named in honor of the author of Woodstock Nation. Seeking to stimulate a communal spirit (which may be enhanced by sleep deprivation), Mary-Arrchie’s Richard Cotovsky has organized the festival’s three […]
With the passing of communism and the election of a prochoice president, the leaders of the Christian Right have identified a new threat–me.
BIGFEET Adrien Royce at Sheffield’s School Street Cafe, through August 28 It seems that during the 70s Adrien Royce was a real 70s kind of gal. She played Abe Vigoda’s daughter on the TV series Fish. She appeared on The Bionic Woman, Quark, and Starsky and Hutch. What else? During the 80s Royce stopped acting. […]
To the editors: It always seems convenient to have a scapegoat for society’s ills. The letter of the 17-year resident of Rogers Park (“What Orr Did to Us,” July 23) blames former 49th Ward Alderman David Orr for the ills which our ward now shares with much of the rest of the city. Somehow she […]
“We are seeing the evolution of the land-use ethic….It’s a mind-boggling change in scale. We have a tendency to know a hell of a lot about individual species and very little about how they fit into an overall picture….This is a relatively recent discovery: that the world doesn’t come one thing at a time.” These […]