With the possible exception of Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story, this 1937 drama by Leo McCarey is the greatest movie ever made about the plight of the elderly. (It flopped at […]
Not only is Matt O’Neill’s new play smart and funny, it’s also the sanest thing I’ve seen in any medium for a long time. Ray Shepard is a Chicago cop […]
Mikio Naruse’s 1954 film is a masterpiece of narrative construction, weaving together three short stories by Fumiko Hayashi to produce a panoramic portrait of three aging geishas. In the last […]
This Saturday seven Chicago blues clubs participate in this pub crawl featuring live music. After a 6:30 PM advance party at the Wabash Tap, buses make the circuit of clubs […]
Eva Kor survived the Holocaust. Then she had to figure out how to survive being a survivor.
Written by Joseph D. Pistone, Bobby Moresco (who also directs), and Leo Rossi (who stars), this stage adaptation of Pistone’s memoirs–he was an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the mob–has […]
In Mikio Naruse’s 1954 masterpiece the smallest gestures tell you the most about the characters.
Breakbone artistic director Atalee Judy reins herself in a bit in her new “noise opera” Heroine–A Woman’s Tale, about survivors of abuse. Performed in the intimate Strawdog Theatre space, it […]
Twenty-three-year-old Stefen Robinson makes hip=hop out of cellophane and plays R & B on mandolin.
City planners and a well-placed developer with well-placed friends turn the TIF process on its ear.
Frank and Bartels are talking past each other, or perhaps Bartels doesn’t get it [“What’s Really the Matter With Kansas,” February 10]. Frank is trying to make sense of the […]
It’s not often that I stumble into anything on the Net that scares me, but this does. A large number of sites declare that we’re about to hit, or have […]
Last we heard from Neil Rosario and Mark Henning, the core duo behind this rarely convened local group, they were neck-deep in 70s soul, but on the new Kings & […]
In his one-man show, Jonathan Pereira argues that dissent is vital to American patriotism: loving this country obliges you to say what you hate about it. You not only can […]
In his letter to the editor [January 27] Victor Cassidy begins with a critique of the Reader, questioning the professionalism of its reporters. He states, and I quote, “I wonder–does […]