FLATLANDERS The title of their sole album–recorded in Nashville in 1972 as Jimmie Dale & the Flatlanders but issued in 1990 by Rounder Records as More a Legend Than a […]
THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Shubert Theatre. Considering recent ugly developments in Austria, this musical isn’t nearly as dated as it once seemed. If it’s true, as cynics argue, that Rodgers […]
Why won’t doctors level with terminally ill patients? Nicholas Christakis revives the lost art of prognosis.
Old bars don’t die, they just move away.
By Joy Bergmann The bulldozer rattled the dishes in my cupboard around eight o’clock last Thursday morning. It rumbled down the alley on its way to leveling the carefully tended […]
SNAPCASE 2/25, METRO The local Victory label is marketing the hell out of the third album by this former hardcore band from Buffalo, with videos, ads in Spin and Alternative […]
The movie theater at 600 N. Michigan is on the block, but with a gut of downtown screens, it’s going begging for a buyer.
Storm and Stress/ Calculated Cacophony
RICHIE HAWTIN I’ve often had trouble with the records Richie Hawtin releases under the name Plastikman–but not because of their rigorous abstraction, which I actually have a taste for. After […]
Perimenopause: Preparing for the Change, by Nancy Lee Teaff, MD, and Kim Wright Wiley (Prima Health, $12.95). Synopsis: Forget worrying about turning 50; by 35 many women have begun an […]
JOHNNY DILKS & HIS VISITACION VALLEY BOYS Bay Area country singer Johnny Dilks is obsessed with music that had its heyday more than two decades before he was born, but […]
Despite a shaky past, Marcos Raya gets a grip on the future.
A bunch of new-wave all-stars refuse to leave the stage.
Matt Wilson Quartet Clever and exuberant drummer Matt Wilson has made an effortless transition from quirky sideman–with Dewey Redman, the Either/Orchestra, and Manhattan Transfer cofounder Janis Siegel–to distinctive bandleader: he […]
Fade Out: New Video, Part Two This is one of the strongest video programs I’ve ever seen; almost all the works present lush, sensuous imagery within a coherent structure that […]