Bailiwick Repertory’s 12th annual showcase of projects by emerging directors features evenings of short plays on double or triple bills. The scripts run the gamut from established classical and contemporary […]
Like Todd Solondz’s Happiness and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, this engrossing debut feature by director Lisanne Skyler uses a layered narrative to portray the gothic in contemporary American life, but […]
LIMDNE, Tingly Cattle Prods., at WNEP Theater. Matt Kaye packs the program for his one-man show with highbrow references: a quotation from Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, an explanation that […]
The 11th annual edition of this multidisciplinary arts festival, which was founded by the late Jim Happy-Delpech to showcase artists in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, features a scaled-down, […]
Several crayons short of a full box. In a recent company press release, condominium developer American Invsco congratulated itself on its “history of supporting a diverse mix of Chicago neighborhoods […]
Smile, you’re working in Great America.
Four years ago Tony Lindsay had two novels under his belt. The first one, “Prayer of Prey,” was a thriller about a drug addict who dies and is possessed by […]
A guy I knew in college claimed to be doing his graduate thesis on photographic memory and how one could acquire it. Since I never saw said genius again I […]
Do you like Green Eggs & Ham? Metropolis is where I am! Emerald City does the show the next four weekends in a row. Eleven AM on Sat. and Sun. […]
Bruce Moffat was in college when he got his first look at Chicago’s underworld. Moffat’s father was a night watchman at Marshall Field’s, and during a shift he took his […]
Friday 9/1 – Thursday 9/7 SEPTEMBER By Cara Jepsen 1 FRIDAY Photographer, historian, and author Duncan P. Schiedt started shooting jazz musicians when he was 17 years old. He’s been […]
GUL 3 The Swedish free-jazz scene, like its Chicago counterpart, is full of noisy young players with a ravenous appetite for discovery–and while their energy can often be invigorating, it’s […]
Albany Park residents get an “improvement” they don’t want.
FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, Wing & Groove Theatre. Big weddings are stressful–especially when the families are wealthy and most especially in the south, where ladies say “I think […]
Hometown Team Loses an MVP “Whatever the Tribune says is fine with me,” Bernie Lincicome told me. But it wasn’t. After 29 years with Tribune Company newspapers, the last 16 […]