ELLEN ROSNER 1/25, ABBEY PUB Local singer-songwriter Ellen Rosner has a big voice–and on her first album, The Perfect Malcontent, she sounded like she was trying to bind its feet […]
Bitchcakes, Second City Theatricals, at Second City E.T.C. Molly Cavanaugh and Gillian Vigman train their sights on lowlifes and fringe dwellers with the sort of pinpoint accuracy that might make […]
Little House Quite Contrary: Laura Ingalls Wilder Unscripted Free Associates Theatre Company, at the Royal George Theatre Center Relying on the children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the long-running […]
Todd Hido: House Hunting at Carrie Secrist, through February 9 Suddenly awakening at dawn during a train trip, I caught sight of a small house in a field where a […]
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Shattered Globe Theatre, at Victory Gardens Theater. Edward Albee’s 1962 drama is a searing study of two alcohol-soaked marriages and the sadomasochistic games husbands and […]
Set among the matrilineal merchant class of Osaka in the early 20th century, this 1960 family drama by Kon Ichikawa follows the son of a prosperous family (Raizo Ichikawa) as […]
How Marquette Park became the first neighborhood to raise its own taxes.
Six videos showing in conjunction with “The Color of Violence,” a March 2002 conference on ending “both sexual/domestic violence and state-sponsored violence” against women of color. In History and Memory […]
The steelworker’s son was in graduate school when he got the news. His father, who was a retired pipe fitter and millwright, had pain in his back. The doctors found […]
Acts of Mercy Flush Puppy Productions at Angel Island It’s become a commonplace to say that theater is dead, murdered by commercialization, self-indulgent experimentation, or televisionization. But the real problem […]
Japanese Inspirations: Frank Connet and Jiro Yonezawa at the Chicago Cultural Center, through February 10 Where so much recent art employs startling shapes or unusual content, mimicking the “look at […]
It wasn’t until long after I’d watched this movie about a 30-man choir in a Norwegian fishing village with an “uninterrupted view to the north pole” that it occurred to […]
The elites who wrote Metropolis 2020 have big plans for the region over the next two decades–as long as reality doesn’t intervene.
In their native China, Betty Xiang and Yang Wei were esteemed soloists with the National Shanghai Orchestra–she on the two-stringed, violinlike erhu, he on the lutelike pipa–but around six years […]
Former ImprovOlympic honcho Franck Janisch is building his dream one business at a time.