Riding the zeitgeist like Slim Pickens on his nuclear steed, Striding Lion InterArts Workshop remounts its hit mini rock opera, inspired by the eponymous Frank Zappa operetta on 1972’s Just […]
Dear Chicago Reader, Your article on Barbara Rossing [“Let’s Hear It for the Loving, Wimpy Jesus,” July 1] was very informative. If, however, Ms. Rossing opened her eyes she would […]
We’re deep in “hey kids, let’s put on a show” territory here, and the production’s tolerable only as long as you keep that in mind. Tell yourself that the infant […]
What’s a nice guy like Stephan Bonnar doing in a sport once decried as human cockfighting?
Dear Chicago Reader, What the fuck is up with printing a comic that is, apparently, celebrating cruelty to animals [Section 4, July 8]? Is this humorous to the Chicago Reader […]
I want Deerhoof to do a sound track for a monster movie–and I want the monster to be a smiling, fuzzy Barney-like creature who destroys a Japanese city with cuteness, […]
The company that brought you Coed Prison Sluts and The Real Live Brady Bunch is (almost) back.
This great ball of fire goes by the name Miss Alex White.
While attending a Nancy Drew conference this weekend, I heard the strangest story. In discussing the influence of orientalism on early Nancy Drew cover art (really), one speaker related an […]
Tim Burton’s adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is more faithful to the book in all but one crucial way.
Sex, cheek, and contemporary pop culture turbocharge Noble Fool Theatricals’ cleverly designed update of the Gilbert and Sullivan standby, directed by Amy Binns-Calvey. The gentlemen of Japan shed their kimonos, […]
The scrappy Velvet Willies specialize in bare-bones Shakespeare; this show’s only design elements are a sloppily varnished plywood stage, two chairs, and costumes that are (mostly) street clothes. The result […]
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 […]