THE PERFECT CITY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHICAGO BY BOB THALL at the Art Institute of Chicago, through December 4 I find the title of this exhibit almost as engaging as Bob […]
“When you prick us . . . ” It was with some amusement that I read the three or four reviews (including this paper’s [October 21]) of Peter Sellars’s production […]
The X-Files is suffering from the ever-growing problem of premise confusion.
Boston’s Joe Morris is one of a handful of contemporary jazz guitar practitioners who have carved out a wholly distinctive style, and over the course of a half dozen albums […]
These exceptional personal documentaries add up to a potent double bill; of the nonfiction films in the festival that I’ve seen, these are in many ways the best. Deborah Hoffman’s […]
Bill Wyman– I was utterly disgusted with your recent review of the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant Unledded special on MTV [Hitsville, October 21], for the simple reason that the article had […]
Despite its self-deprecating camp and convoluted plot, there is an appealing honesty to Bruce LaBruce’s Super 8 1/2. The director plays Bruce, an over-the-hill porn star trying to restart his […]
Sex roles in dance are a vexing question, and one that won’t go away: dance is so closely tied to the body that you can’t make a dance without somehow […]
A higher entertainment tax, or has Bernie Hansen got a plan?
Editor: Your classical music critic Ted Shen gets away with some strange writing, often, one guesses, because there’s no one on staff who really cares enough about the classics to […]
It was about three years ago that Muna Tseng and Tan Dun first started talking about paper. Tan, who emigrated from China to New York in 1986 to pursue a […]
At a red light at Irving Park and Halsted I was rear-ended so hard my car slammed into the car in front of me. We all pulled into the corner […]
Artist Stephen Deutch is mostly head and hands now. At age 86, like one of his own sculptures, he’s been pared down to the essentials, his spare, arthritic body just […]
Dear Reader, Can I ask why [an October 21] Critic’s Choice featured a show that had been sold out for weeks? Why was I told about a concert that I […]
You don’t see Brad Williams’s name on the marquee very often. He’s made himself so valuable an accompanist–not only to Chicago artists (Von Freeman, singers Jackie Allen and Kirsten Gustafson) […]