Elote vendors are still under fire over health issues, but a peaceful solution may be on the horizon.
If we imagine an Asian-American teeter-totter with “Asian” riding one end and “American” the other, this festival would be stuck to the ground on the “American” side. The Navy Pier performances are emceed by TV and movie stars (George Takei, Lauren Tom), and the acts include a hip-hop turntablist (DJ Shortkut) and a band that […]
Is Danny Solis responsible for keeping Fiesta del Sol from its traditional site?
Initial viewings of Stanley Kubrick’s movies can be deceptive because his films all tend to be emotionally convoluted in some way; one has to follow them as if through a maze. A character that Kubrick might seem to treat cruelly the first time around (e.g., Elisha Cook Jr.’s fall guy in The Killing) can appear […]
Kicking Out the Jams “Outside of Chicago, no one really liked Cap’n Jazz when we existed,” says Tim Kinsella, who shredded his vocal cords in front of that pummeling emocore band for five years, starting at age 15. Now, at 24, he’s a rock vet of nine years, and Cap’n Jazz is finally getting its […]
Lead Stories According to a June New York Times feature on urban male sexual practices, Michael Segell, author of Standup Guy: Masculinity That Works, said he found various men in New York City who practice what he called “sexual payback”: seducing a woman but pulling back on the verge of intercourse. As one man put […]
There weren’t many places for kids to hang out when Jim Welton was growing up in Arlington Heights in the 1960s and garage bands were springing up everywhere. Welton was a senior at Arlington Heights High School in ’64 and was in one of those bands when a teen music club called the Blast opened […]
POSTER CHILDREN Two months ago, riding home to Champaign from a gig in Houston, Poster Children bassist Rose Marshack saw her first dead guy. “Cars were parking everywhere,” she writes in the band’s on-line tour diary. “There were people running up and down the highway with cellular phones….On my left, crashed into the side wall […]
The Plethora Effect at I Space, through August 14 Lance Friedman at Habatat, through August 20 Janusz Walentynowicz at Marx-Saunders, through August 31 By Fred Camper Feminists have long criticized the objectification of women. What’s less obvious is that the phenomenon of objectification pervades our culture. Nature, for example, is often reduced to postcard imagery […]
HIDEKO AMANO & JONATHAN YATES This recital, organized by the Japan America Society of Chicago, commemorates the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and its unusual program features two compositions by Hikari Oe, son of left-wing Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe. Hikari, now in his mid-30s, was born with part of his brain outside […]
You might not know it from watching Brett Neveu’s puppet show The Pup At Theatre, but he’s one of Chicago’s best unproduced playwrights. Then again, after seeing a show this artfully awful, this vivaciously vacuous, you might guess its creator had some talent. The Pup’s concept is simple: it’s the most pretentious, poorly executed puppet […]
Friday, July 23, 12:15 AM Dispatcher: 38– Thomas, got a male Hispanic and four female Hispanics doin’ dope in the alley. 44S13: Throw it on the screen–I’ll see if it’s my ex-wife. Dispatcher: God. Maybe we should let the rats at it. Whattaya think? 44S13: Rats don’t want her. Dispatcher: I know the feeling. They […]
Adrianne Duncan had a horrifying accident at her waitressing job. Just when she thought the worst was over, she found out about her workers’ comp.
Storefront Hitchcock Directed by Jonathan Demme at Facets Multimedia Center, through August 5 By J.R. Jones When I first heard that Jonathan Demme had made a concert film of Robyn Hitchcock playing in a storefront on 14th Street in New York City, I pictured the British troubadour framed like a piece of merchandise, with some […]
THE PUPPET’S YAWN, On the Make Productions, at Stage Left Theatre. In his new play, Ted May attempts to create a futuristic, quasi-Orwellian universe. In “the last global village,” emotionally comatose citizens stagger about in vacant bliss under constant surveillance by the government’s monitors. No one can read or write except a cloned government worker […]