“Throughout Crash I have used the car not only as a sexual image, but as a total metaphor for man’s life in today’s society. As such the novel has a […]
Memory Eiko & Koma at the Museum of Contemporary Art, March 13-16 By Carol Burbank With the steady sound of the surf at low tide, the curtain of the new […]
I enjoy your usually well-researched columns but am sorely disappointed at your lack of depth on hemp cultivation [January 31]. You said it “won’t halt deforestation, which is driven mainly […]
The Ivanhoe’s Doug Bragan goes from colleague to competitor with the League of Chicago Theatres.
Their public installation trampled and torn by junior lawyers, u. of C. art students take it all down.
Friday 3/21 – Thursday 3/27 MARCH By Cara Jepsen 21 FRIDAY Women in the Zapatista movement and those across Mexico who are affiliated with leftist and feminist causes are redefining […]
In the “Blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, a certain kind of woman ruled the screen–a righteous, merciless woman who stopped at nothing in her drive for vengeance. A castrating bitch–often […]
Niagara! (You Should Have Been Yosemite) David Kodeski at the Neo-Futurarium, through April 5 By Justin Hayford Late in his one-man show Niagara! (You Should Have Been Yosemite), David Kodeski […]
THE ROAD TO MECCA, Raven Theatre. The Athol Fugard plays that deal directly with apartheid, like Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (1974), may have lost some urgency. But others, like the […]
FREEDY JOHNSTON In the last few years many singer-songwriters have consciously borrowed the hopped-up angst of alternative rock. Freedy Johnston, on the other hand, still understands that empathy requires believability. […]
Paradigm Lost, Second City. Seven years ago Second City was just another aging Chicago institution dominated by old farts and young careerists who didn’t seem to care that the quality […]
Lead Stories Dick Shields made the Pittsburgh newspapers on his 75th birthday on January 11 for his remarkable recuperative powers. Among the medical traumas from which he has recovered: a […]
It’s been 40 years since the murders of Patricia and Barbara Grimes, and the crime remains unsolved. Are their ghosts the only ones who remember?
No Depression’s Bull Market As the music industry tries to scramble out of its perceived slump, one of the footholds it’s eyeing is Americana, a nascent radio format for roots […]
February 10, 11:30 AM, 1200 block of N. Clark. Assault. Man and woman got into argument in grocery store. Woman picked up onion and threw it at man, hitting him […]