This might be the year performance poetry catches on in the suburbs. Events are scheduled this week in two promising series: On Saturday, January 10, poet Kimberly Blaeser will read her work at a program sponsored by the journal Free Lunch at the Glenview Public Library. On Monday, January 12, Uptown Poetry Slam founder Marc […]
Krista Peel’s had half a dozen or so shows of her paintings and drawings over the years. Some of her work is quite large–one ongoing project involves creating site-specific paintings for people’s homes. But her latest project is very, very small. “I’ve been living mostly in apartments, so I haven’t had room to work on […]
We are at 3 G’s Golf Club & Lounge in Dolton.
Son of Clifton Chenier, the late great king of zydeco, Clayton Joseph Chenier joined his dad’s Red Hot Louisiana Band in 1978 as a sax player but took over as bandleader and accordionist after he died in 1987. Some say C.J. isn’t quite the squeeze-box star his Grammy-winning pop was, but the burly roots-music Renaissance […]
1.OUTKAST Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista) The most fascinating record of the year was this matched set of solo albums by Outkast’s Big Boi and Andre 3000. Both are obsessed with love and sex, not necessarily in that order, but all subject matter here is overshadowed by an amazingly polymorphous musicality. Andre 3000’s disc is more […]
Lead Stories In November in Toronto, Ontario, 35-year-old Walter Nowakowski was arrested on several pornography charges (as well as for theft of telecommunications services) after an officer stopped him for driving the wrong way on a one-way residential street at five in the morning. According to police, Nowakowski was searching for unsecured wireless Internet connections […]
By the standards of mainstream rock history this bill looks like a meeting of the footnotes, but for pure-pop fetishists the appearance of these four friends and frequent collaborators on a single stage rates as a fairly momentous occasion. Arguably the biggest name in the bunch, Don Dixon spent about a decade and a half […]
Putting the Go in Gourmet
I have been with my husband for four and a half years. I am currently very frustrated. My husband cannot maintain an erection while performing oral sex on me. He manually stimulates himself while giving me oral sex. I feel rejected, because shouldn’t the act of giving pleasure to someone you love and find attractive […]
Why does the public turn over millions to subsidize profitable professional sports teams? Writer Mark Rosentraub offers some answers.
Both the title and the witty, urbane narration delivered by Alexandra Stewart are quintessential Chris Marker, yet this 42-minute essay (2001) about the work of photographer Denise Bellon is in fact a collaboration between Marker and Bellon’s son Yannick, a director in his own right who has been making films since 1947. Most of the […]
The third annual edition of this showcase of sketch comedy, presented by Lukaba Productions, features more than 70 local and out-of-town ensembles. Some well established, some new to the scene, they represent a remarkable range of styles and viewpoints. The festival runs January 8-18 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont, in the venue’s west, […]
Some musicians live to show off their chops, making sure you’re always aware of just how tricky the tricky parts are. But the guys in Brooklyn’s Dub Is a Weapon don’t seem to care a whit about impressing anyone. They come from a sprawling scene of overlapping funky New York bands (Antibalas, Fu-Arkist-Ra, Fire of […]
Age: 38 Occupation: Artist Apartment: Studio with sleeping loft. Rent: $475 Location: Pilsen Found Objects: Milk crates, a gurney, a plaster horse, a statue of Saint Francis (his grandmother always had one). Lost somewhere: Polaroid of a stripper taken in Juarez 15 years ago “for art, not sex.” Also photographs of cornfields. Not Pictured: Unfinished […]
APOLLO SUNSHINE 1/9, SUBTERRANEAN These three Bostonians hit the bull’s-eye when they named the band: their debut, Katonah (SpinArt), is high Apollonian prog without pretension, art rock without a dour, dark, or attitudinal moment. It’s not that the layers and layers of effervescent sweetness–summer-rain piano, guitars pealing like church bells, whole choirsful of healthy young […]