Darea Seifer caught a faceful of police pepper spray–through her own screen door.
The Psychopath Not Taken Second City The Revelation Will Not Be Televised Second City E.T.C. By Albert Williams “The point of this work or form is that it allows you […]
Hey, Faggot: I am a breeder male in my 30s, obese, mediocre endowment. My current relationship started when I met G, an older divorcee, on-line. We met at a get-together […]
DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE, Cobalt Ensemble Theatre, at Chicago Dramatists. Heather McDonald’s lyrical, intelligent play seems to be a modern fiction featuring historical figures–a mythobiography of late-19th-century women artists […]
Second City/Second City E.T.C. Gearing up for its 40th anniversary next December, Chicago’s pioneering improv comedy theater boasts two strong, smart sketch revues: Second City’s in fine shape creatively as […]
DePaul’s Quentin Richardson was soaring along the baseline trying to time an offensive rebound when the ball caromed high off the back of the rim to the opposite side. His […]
“You’re walking down a Chicago street today in 1923, but I make you greet Comrade Volodarsky, walking down a Petrograd street in 1918, and he returns your greeting,” wrote Russian […]
A peripatetic Buddhist monk builds faith from the ground up.
THE BUZZ 1/15, gunther murphy’s; 1/16 BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS The Buzz’s debut release, Highway (Sacred Lily), opens with some mildly promising blaxploitation wacka-wacka, but it’s a downhill slide from there […]
In Harriet Welty Rochefort’s France, teachers berate mediocre students in front of their classmates, people who smile at strangers are assumed to be imbeciles, and sex is an appropriate topic […]
TARTUFFE: Born Again, Cenacle Theatre Company, at the Pilsen Arts Center. As long as there are hypocrites like Tartuffe in this world–and they show no sign of disappearing–Moliere’s tale of […]
My Grandma’s a Fat Whore in Jersey, WNEP Theater Foundation, at Bailiwick Repertory. Even in an improv stronghold like Chicago, it’s rare to see a small cast attempt long-form improvisation, […]
The Thin Red Line Rating *** A must see Directed and written by Terrence Malick With Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, […]
By Michael Miner The Parris Island of Chicago journalism has less than two months to live. Whatever comes after City News Bureau–if anything comes after–it won’t be a boot camp […]
SADAO WATANABE & AKIO SASAJIMA Though he’s contentedly cranked out less-than-inventive pop jazz for most of the last 20 years, reedist Sadao Watanabe has earned his stripes as the grand […]