The second annual Tomorrow Never Knows festival features four nights of shows at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. For details call 773-525-2508. THURSDAY 12 9:00 Kevin Tihista, Andrew Morgan, Tenki. $10. FRIDAY 13 9:00 Manishevitz, Spinto Band, 1900s, Moonlight Towers (see the Treatment). $12. SATURDAY 14 9:00 Chin Up Chin Up, Pit Er Pat, Tapes ‘n […]
A political virgin gets the treatment and the Dems are nowhere in sight.
Mr. Miner, In discussing the costs and benefits of the U.S. invasion/occupation, and the intentions and reconsiderations of those on both sides of the issue [Hot Type, January 6], you (and many others) neglect to mention the tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens killed and tens of thousands more wounded. Any discussion about the war […]
Jonathan Swift was a mass of contradictions. An Irishman desperate for a place in English government, he ended up championing Irish rights against English mismanagement. A misanthrope, he served as dean of a Dublin cathedral for 30 years. A rationalist, he descended into madness. In Russian playwright Gregory Gorin’s fantasy, Swift’s death is staged each […]
Friday 13 ANTHRAX This venerable metal act has put out five best-of albums since 1998, so I’m beginning to suspect these guys realize their main value now is historic; Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) (Island), released in September as both a DVD and a two-CD set, is the current shameless repackaging of their most influential […]
Few country artists have tastes as catholic as Marty Stuart’s–he’s been a custodian of southern musical traditions since he was a child. He started playing country gospel music with the Sullivan Family in 1971, when he was 12; a year later he was playing mandolin with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt, and in 1980 he joined […]
Thanks for critiquing the Chicago Tribune’s lame “Road to War” series, which was purported to be an analytical reexamination of how we got into such a messy situation in Iraq [Hot Type, January 6]. A better title for the series would have been “Rehash of a Whitewash.” How can any journalist still give Bush & […]
Our culture wars in a nutshell
This is a sweet, solid retelling of Neil Simon’s story about an attorney and his free-spirited bride adjusting to marriage in a tiny Greenwich Village walk-up. Committing 100 percent to every wacky moment, each actor brings a distinctive energy to the mix. Rod Thomas as husband Paul plays dependable straight man to Elizabeth Ledo’s Corie, […]
As someone who supported the war for mostly different reasons than the Tribune [Hot Type, January 6], and who now believes he was mistaken, I’d offer a different analysis. If the United Nations was to be believed, the prewar policy of “containing” Saddam Hussein was killing approximately 50,000 Iraqi kids per year. Even before 9/11, […]
In these two one-acts, promising young playwright Matt Fotis delivers smart, funny dialogue and honest observation of diverse characters. The weak Shantz Theatre cast, however, undermines the zaniness of The Zebra Baby, in which newlyweds take an odd route to decide to have a baby, and the intricacy of The Van Gogh Exhibit, a nonlinear […]
Thank you for printing Ben Joravsky’s article regarding the complete and total blundering of the smoking ban by Mayor Daley and the Chicago City Council [The Works, December 30]. It was one of the few clear and no-nonsense views of the debate. As a bartender, I fought hard for the support of the full ban. […]
Woody Allen does OK when he doesn’t try too hard.
Over the past few years WOODEN WAND (aka James Toth) and a revolving cast of associates called the Vanishing Voice have put out about a dozen releases, each filled with loose amalgams of folk, blues, and electronic noise that sound like the band’s lost somewhere between a catatonic trance and a psychedelic haze. It’s maddeningly […]
Presented by Kennedy-King College and the Chicago Local Organizing Committee for the 2006 National Hip-Hop Political Convention, this series of screenings, lectures, and panel discussions continues Friday through Sunday, January 13 through 15, at Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. For more information visit www.chiloc.com/events.html. FRIDAY 13 R One Week Columbia College graduates Carl Seaton and […]