He drew them in with his good looks and charm. He involved them in betrayal, robbery, and murder. He left them doing time.
Nora Herting took the stage at the Hideout last month wearing nothing but a red wig, a pink feather boa, two pink fur pasties, and a dozen pairs of white […]
Urgent E-mail fills my in box. Friends, acquaintances of my parents, people I don’t know but whose names I recognize as Jewish, my rabbi–all forward pleas to stand with Israel, […]
Friday 5/10 – Thursday 5/16 MAY 10 FRIDAY An old joke goes: How many anarchists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? All of them!…Yeah, I don’t get it […]
Presented by the Chicago-based documentary production and distribution company Terra Nova Films, the ninth annual Silver Images Film Festival continues Friday, May 10, through Wednesday, May 29, at Advocate Health […]
Last year, when Arista released Even in Darkness, the first album by the Atlanta hip-hop crew Dungeon Family, the main selling point was the involvement of Outkast. But perhaps the […]
Integration did its job well, says open housing advocate Aurie Pennick. Now she’s got to figure out what to do about gentrification.
Even if Jamie Meline, aka rapper El-P, had stepped away from the microphone for good following the demise of his old group, Company Flow, his behind-the-scenes work in the years […]
Misalliance, Writers’ Theatre Chicago. Hope springs eternal among the mismatched characters in George Bernard Shaw’s surprisingly uplifting comedy about social stratification in Victorian England. Guests at an unassuming country house […]
Cows on Stage, at Bailiwick Repertory. Performing a kids’ show for an audience of five adults has got to be a challenge. But at the performance I saw of writer-director […]
It’s Not Me…It’s Me, at the Playground. Long-form improv is hard to do–and often really hard to watch. So this Sunday-night gem was a relief. A mutation of the world-renowned […]
Editor: Your article on the Chicago Center for Green Technology [“How Green Can You Get?” May 3] failed to credit the entire design team. The center is an example of […]
Over the past 11 years the MO for Charalambides’ eerie music has swung from less to more to a whole lot less–the boomerang they threw at the outset has sailed […]
Last year’s makeover turned the New Art Examiner into a high-maintenance beauty. Now that the money’s gone, can publisher Curt Conklin keep it going?
Revenge of the Space Pandas (or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock), WNEP Theater. This sci-fi fantasy about two 12-year-olds and a sheep hurtling through space to a panda-policed outer […]