Caitlin Montanye Parrish’s new play focuses on a teenage brother and sister from a small town in north Florida as they come to terms with the death of their monstrous […]
Jack Mulqueen’s Kiddie a-Go-Go, a slice of local TV history, is now available on DVD.
Pitchfork’s Intonation Music Festival features performances by bands and DJs on two stages at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. For more information see www.intonationmusicfest.com. SATURDAY 16 Main Stage 1:00 Head […]
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are enormously funny in this farce about two divorce mediators in the D.C. area who spend their leisure time crashing big weddings so they can […]
Outside family acts, most artists diligently try to avoid associations with more successful siblings who work in the same field, but hip-hop producer and MC Oh No, aka Michael Jackson, […]
In your July 8 issue M. Swigart [Letters] wrote: “I can’t believe that anyone with intact thought processes would consider Jesus ‘wimpy’” [“Let’s Hear it for the Loving Wimpy Jesus,” […]
For all the talk about the international reach of hip-hop, Americans rarely get to hear examples of it from different countries; the Senegalese trio Daara J is the first overseas […]
Writer-performers Patrick McKenna and Ian Eastin have no idea where this hapless 50-minute buddy-bonding comedy is going. That much is obvious in the sloppy writing, unfocused performances, and stunningly inconclusive […]
Back in 2003 Jason Molina 86ed the name of his long-running band, Songs: Ohia, telling me at the time that he planned to start using an ever-changing array of descriptors […]
Since the late 90s the New York trio Dave’s True Story has been outfitting pop jazz with ironic lyrics, a tactic that’s prompted one critic to describe the group as […]
Bruce Norris’s new play, making its debut at Steppenwolf, lampoons liberal guilt.
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Few Shakespeare productions gallop at half the pace director Jeff Harnish sets in this Velvet Willies production. That swiftness gives an apt giddiness to Helena’s headlong quest to wed the […]
Twentysomething Swede Gustav Ejstes was born years after the heyday of the music he reworks under the name Dungen, but though his songs constantly reference 60s psychedelia it never sounds […]
Harold Pinter in his 1962 one-act The Collection suggested that so-called swinging London wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. In the ambiguous story, a man who might be […]