Writing Wrongs By Mike Sula Stan West found his calling after seeing Alfred Hitch-cock’s Foreign Correspondent. But, he admits, “for an inner-city black kid to grow up and be one […]
Why don’t poor kids get their shots? It’s not lack of knowledge, and it’s not lack of money, according to a study published in the Elk Grove Village-based Pediatrics (December). […]
Murder, Revenge and the Power of Forgiveness
I’ve heard all the jokes; now I want some facts. I’m in my mid-60s and partially bald. I can barely keep ahead of trimming the hair growing in my nose […]
PERICLES, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare’s Gale Force, at Organic Theater Greenhouse, Lab Theater. Why another Pericles? After all, Greasy Joan & Company revived this slight late Shakespearean romance a mere […]
Friday 1/17 – Thursday 1/23 JANUARY By Cara Jepsen 17 FRIDAY Alfred Stieglitz’s 1907 photo The Steerage shows a group of immigrants swarming about an overcrowded ship. An untitled 1928 […]
The Top Ten Albums of 1996 1. Los Lobos, Colossal Head (Warner Brothers). Rejuvenated by their sublimely gritty Latin Playboys project, David Hidalgo and Louie Perez brought a bracing dose […]
PAULINHO GARCIA Even under normal circumstances, it would be time well spent to go hear Paulinho Garcia on a January evening. And this week, as he sings and strums the […]
ABRAMS/BARRY/DEWAR TRIO The legendary set of 1957 recordings of Sonny Rollins at the Village Vanguard remains one of the genuine high-water marks in jazz history. Backed by Elvin Jones and […]
Richard Pollak, the New York-based journalist who has just published a biography of the late Bruno Bettelheim, only met his subject once. Pollak’s “backward” little brother, Stephen, had attended the […]
Camping With Henry and Tom Illinois Theatre Center By Carol Burbank There’s something innately theatrical about men and camping. Maybe it’s the macho intimacy brought about by nature. Maybe it’s […]
Boppin’ With the Ancestors, ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Rob Penny, whose comedy Good Black recently won ETA Creative Arts Foundation’s “pick of the decade,” returns with a more complex play: […]
Intensive Probation Offers Kids in Trouble One Last chance to Stay Out of Jail.
To adapt a novel for dance, you have to distill and capture its essence–no easy task. Yet that’s what Mad Shak, a talented young company of six dancers and musicians, […]
Producers Kathryn and James Stern and Richard Marzo take their chances with a first-time director at Sundance.