LOOT, Writers’ Theatre Chicago. Joe Orton’s chief obsessions as a playwright–sex and death–inform his most scathing social critiques, and nowhere more powerfully than in this masterful dark farce about a […]
GUNTER “BABY” SOMMER Just as Cecil Taylor’s dissonant pyrotechnics have become the gold standard for freely improvised piano in many people’s minds, the colorful, inventive lunacies of Dutch drummer Han […]
Verbatim magazine’s love affair with words.
Bidding a fond farewell to the Pinto Lounge
The Talent take on the Suits in the SAGIAFTRA strike.
By Michael Miner Wisdom of Fonts Ron Reason belongs to a guild so small that even though he’s the assistant managing editor in charge of redesigning the Sun-Times, he’s simultaneously […]
You can expect the unexpected with the 58 Group–and that unpredictability goes well beyond its unusual character as a combined troupe of dancers and jazz musicians. In the piece Autobody, […]
I’m a 17-year-old breeder chick. I really love guys. The problem is, I want to be the one with the dick. I’ve heard of guys who will let their wives […]
Bill Kenedy’s daughter was ready to go pro. No team? No league? No problem.
Dear Ms. True: I recently read Steve Zwick’s article appearing in the March 10, 2000, edition of the Chicago Reader entitled “Surfin’ Turf: Going door to door with Citizens for […]
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Lea Pool’s sensitive coming-of-age feature (1999, 94 minutes), set in and around Montreal in 1963, is apparently autobiographical in inspiration. The 13-year-old heroine (Karine Vanasse), who has her first period […]
If ever a handsome new facility cried out for a colorful consecration, it’s the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, a $22 million, 311-seat theater in downtown Arlington Heights boasting a proscenium […]
Micah Lexier: Increment of One at I Space, through May 27 Ann Hamilton at Perimeter, through May 27 By Fred Camper Micah Lexier and Ann Hamilton both start with an […]
URI CAINE By 1997 Uri Caine had already made a name for himself as a jazz pianist–both in groups led by philosopher-clarinetist Don Byron and on a couple albums of […]