Ambrosio, Great Beast Theater, at the Inner Town Pub. The final line in Romulus Linney’s play about a priest struggling with evil is almost worth the price of admission: “I […]
Pippin, Boxer Rebellion Theater. “Gotta find my corner of the sky” is the stated mission of young prince Pippin, a boy coming into manhood in this tale woven loosely around […]
By Michael G. Glab Dara Thompson is sipping a cocktail in a restaurant near Woodfield Mall. We’re talking about a computer magazine that has “Internet entrepreneur” Monica Lewinsky on the […]
Films by Oskar Fischinger By Jonathan Rosenbaum While I was living in Paris in my late 20s I used to dream of making a film–if someone were to hand me […]
By Michael Miner You Can’t Beat a Good Story Here’s what Larry Hamel, the Sun-Times’s boxing writer, says happened the night of March 23 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont: […]
Scratch a woman hockey player and you’ll find a Bobby Orr just beneath the surface.
The 17th annual Chicago Latino Film Festival, presented by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, runs Friday, April 20, through Thursday, May 3. Film and video screenings will be […]
Students and teachers form a chorus of disapproval as Loyola moves to cut its highly regarded classics department.
Unbinding Isaac Redmoon Theater at Steppenwolf Studio Theatre By Kelly Kleiman It must be tough for Redmoon Theater. Here’s a company doing astonishing work, challenging both theatrically and intellectually, and […]
It hurt when the archdiocese closed Saint Greogry’s grammar school, but the identity of the new tenant is like salt in the wound.
Rock, Pop, etc. concerts AWRY Free concert. Fri 4/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. BLESSID UNION OF SOULS All-ages concert. Wed 4/25, 8 PM, […]
ATERCIOPELADOS On their forthcoming album, Gozo poderoso (“Powerful Joy”), Colombia’s Aterciopelados have moved away from the heavy-lidded trip-hop of 1999’s terrific Caribe Atomico and toward a tropically tinged lounge pop–the […]
ANATOL, A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company, at the Inner Town Pub. Starting a new company in Chicago is a daunting proposition. With dozens of vibrant, adventurous troupes in town, you’ve […]
Gustave Flaubert’s speciality was presenting small subjects in ironic, often ambiguous terms. His 1877 short story “A Simple Heart,” about a pious servant girl entirely devoted to the family she […]
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop) In 1974, as Shuggie Otis was putting the final touches on what would prove to be his final solo album, he got a call […]