A few minutes of this clumsy, emotionally threadbare production may convince you Madison’s Nonsense Company (formerly based in San Diego) shouldn’t make theater. For three and a half hours, ten […]
Peet’s Coffee and Tea 1000 W. North 312-475-9782 To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Peet’s is offering a free cup of coffee or tea every day in April from 1 to […]
Brett Richards loves stone and metal, and it shows in the attention to detail and visual appeal of his 13 abstract and figurative sculptures at All Rise. What attracts him […]
Mike Sula’s story “Harold’s by the Numbers,” April 14, incorrectly placed Harold’s Chicken Shack No. 2 on the 3100 block of South Cottage Grove. It is in fact at 6419 […]
Eighteen years after Lee Blessing’s drama premiered, it’s sadly still relevant. An American hostage in an Arab prison struggles to come to terms with his role as a pawn while […]
In his one-man show, Apple Computer lecturer and consultant Scott Rose suggests Clay Aiken dressed by Gap for an afternoon special. With speech-team locution, Rose delivers a mawkish memoir of […]
Regina Spektor’s career got off the ground a few years ago when she was invited to open for the Strokes in the U.S. and Europe during their Room on Fire […]
For nearly 12 years this Boston trio has been making ferocious industrial-soundscape rock with instruments welded out of scrap metal. Neptune started life as the project of sculptor and guitarist […]
This is the fourth time in five years that Lanford Wilson’s 1998 gothic drama about a mysterious death in a small Missouri town has been produced here. But familiarity hasn’t […]
Redmoon’s ambitious first musical features live music, dance, a cash bar, and a tasting menu of high-end chocolates. It promises to be a self-indulgent consumer experience, and it is. What […]
Can a reborn Greg Maddux keep the Cubs in the race until the whole pitching staff is healthy?
Lead Story Already able to grow mouse and frog muscle tissue in a petri dish, scientists around the world are currently at work on methods of mass-producing test-tube beef, pork, […]
Last week I finally bought a CD at full retail from one of those cavernous Mag Mile stores that borrows its retina-raping interior design from video arcades and casinos. It […]
Christopher Gutierrez started his LiveJournal blog to answer questions about his best friend’s band, Fall Out Boy. But his increasingly personal posts have made him something of a celebrity in his own right.
A harrowing drama spun from the most mundane material, this 2003 Spanish feature by Iciar Bollain follows an attractive but meek young woman (Laia Marull) as she tries to escape […]