Steppenwolf’s revival is one of the most emotionally jolting productions I’ve seen in months. In Anna D. Shapiro’s sensitive staging, the set pieces are stripped to the barest essentials, which allows this show about old wounds to breathe on new terms.
The MCA’s Francesco Bonami pissed off just about everyone with his bold but heretical choices for the Venice Biennale.
The return to prominence of 69-year-old trombonist Curtis Fuller is easily the feel-good jazz story of the decade. Fuller starred in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 60s and appeared […]
In the early 1960s Bill Moll, then an analytical chemist, enrolled in an evening painting class at Wright College and struck up a friendship with the teacher, Seymour Rosofsky. Rosofsky […]
Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts A GRAPE DOPE, 11’S, JANET BEAN, PATTY MANNING, SAM PREKOP, XIANGGANG DELIGHT, EDWARD G. perform at a benefit concert accompanying the exhibit “Coming Clean.” Sat 5/15, […]
Unlike a lot of artists, photographer Lisa Boyle likes her day job. As associate director and curator at Carrie Secrist Gallery, she says, “I go to art fairs and galleries […]
Plenty of people call Brent Gutzeit an electronic musician, and you can’t really blame them: as a member of the trio TV Pow, he’s played dozens of concerts using nothing […]
THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, Lookingglass Theatre Company. Pure nonfiction is a mythical beast: the carefullest journalist still colors the tale, and in entertainment “based on” real events, what’s […]
We are at Navy Pier.
Shit-stupid pop music is a palate cleanser: after listening to challenging sounds by talented people, sometimes it’s nice to bliss out in the land of the brain-dead, where JC Chasez […]
Yes, Virginia, Some People Still Care About Ethics Journalism is parched for honor, and Virginia Gerst is a glass of water. Journalists watch journalists on TV lick George Bush’s boots […]
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk made a name for himself on the festival circuit with The Isle (2000), a sexual psychodrama whose scenes of genital self-mutilation I found more excruciating […]
Lead Story Last month Roanoke Ballet Theatre (of Roanoke, Virginia) staged a work called NASCAR Ballet, in which 20 dancers in brightly colored unitards bearing the logos of the company’s […]
The governor has wasted no time alienating the very people who helped him get elected.
It’s 1 PM on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. I’m shooting baskets in Eckhart Park at Chicago and Noble when I notice three Park District employees, two men and a woman, […]