CANDIDA, Circle Theatre. One might well assume that this fine revival of George Bernard Shaw’s morality comedy was the best low-budget Shaw one could hope for if it weren’t for […]
DENNIS DeYOUNG OK, I liked Styx. Not that I ever actually bought one of their records–I was, after all, well over 13 by 1975, when the group broke into the […]
Letters: Our civilization is headed for the dustbin of history (“The Courage of His Convictions” 01-28-00). In turning the pages to complete the article, I saw that Cecil (in “The […]
Thought crime is everywhere. According to the Washington Post (January 18), the improbably named Brag Bowling, central Virginia commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, demanded that the burning of […]
Chicago Ear and Eye Control This excellent program of three-to-four-minute shorts is the last in a series organized by musician Ken Vandermark and filmmaker Paula Froehle that combines film with […]
In my cover story on state representative Coy Pugh (January 28), I mistakenly characterized Gangster Disciple leader Larry Hoover as an El Rukn. I apologize for the error. Grant Pick
CROOKED FINGERS Eric Bachmann was not just the front man for the popular Archers of Loaf but also the auteur behind Barry Black, whose self-titled first album remains one of […]
The Feast of All Saints, Headstrong Theatre. The playbill calls this “a love story,” but William T. Buster’s play is that and much more. Set at the start of the […]
What does the Great Emancipator have to do with this fine writing instrument? You’ll never guess.
Undershorts Film Festival The short films on this program–a dizzying variety–point neither straight to Hollywood nor straight to video. Among the many powerful offerings are Dean Rank’s Flex, a disquieting […]
My Best Fiend Rating * Has redeeming facet Directed and written by Werner Herzog. By Jonathan Rosenbaum What’s the difference between artistry and bravado? This isn’t a question I generally […]
Skeet Horton’s amateur youth basketball teams stay tru to an unbeatable game plan.
In his book The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe, William A. Rossi writes, “Foot fetishism or intense foot partialism is common enough to have earned itself a medical […]
Ten years ago Ted Fishman was working full-time in Chicago’s financial district. Every day he joined the mass of traders who shoved their way into the pits, waving their arms, […]
What do you call those retail beehives Indian merchants like to open along Devon Avenue?