I’m a 22-year-old female with a wonderful, caring 21-year-old boyfriend. While I’ve slept with more people than he has, none of my long-term relationships has lasted as long as his single previous relationship (we’ve been dating for nine months). I felt very grounded and secure in our relationship, and was ready to try new things […]
Tag: Vol. 35 No. 35
Issue of May. 25 – 31, 2006
Music fans give Chicago Public Radio static about its new programming plan.
Meztiso 710 N. Wells 312-274-9500 Tapas have always seemed slightly absurd: if I wanted food on a toothpick, I would go to the grocery store on Saturday morning and eat samples. So I was pleasantly surprised on “Toothpick Tuesday” at the Latin restaurant Meztiso when, almost as soon as we’d ordered a pitcher of sangria, […]
Now Get Cooking
[snip] “The idea that the United States is ‘an increasingly mobile society’ is an indestructible intellectual weed,” writes Alison Stein Wellner in Reason magazine. “In 2004 less than 14 percent of U.S. residents moved–the lowest figure since the Census Bureau began collecting the data in 1948, when the moving rate was 20 percent.” Most moves […]
The Fall was featured on John Peel’s radio show more than any other band, recording 24 sessions between 1978 and 2004. Mark E. Smith, the group’s lone constant, hired and fired more than 30 musicians during that time as he leapt fearlessly from postpunk to slick college rock to sleek disco to straight-up garage rock […]
Howe Gelb & Voices of Praise
Howe Gelb conceived of his latest album after sharing a bill with a pair of black gospel choirs in Canada in 2003. Curious to find out if gospel’s soaring harmonies might mesh with his own brand of rickety, lurching roots rock, he asked a church director there if one of the choirs might be open […]
A Guide to the Farmer’s Markets
Friday 26 OREN AMBARCHI In a 2002 interview for the Web zine Perfect Sound Forever, this Australian multi-instrumentalist listed some of the albums he found in his grandfather’s secondhand shop as a kid that turned his head around–including an Iron Maiden sleeve with a copy of Miles Davis’s Live Evil inside. Since cofounding the spastic […]
It’s not hard to find a horn man or percussionist who plays piano passably: many learned it first, and many more use it as an aid when writing music (a degree of expertise known as “composer’s piano”). But rarely do you encounter one with such command of the instrument that he could make it his […]
Chicago Shakespeare director Barbara Gaines emphasizes the blue-blooded brawl at the heart of Henry IV.
Dakota/Dakota, the local instrumental trio that guitarist Mike Sullivan and bassist Colin DeKuiper played in a couple years back, didn’t exactly set the world on fire. Riddle of Steel, the Saint Louis band they poached drummer Dave Turncrantz from to form this new instrumental trio, might’ve had a shot if he’d stuck around. A year […]
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2
Thanks to some trimming of both parts of Henry IV, Barbara Gaines’s theatrical marathon–five hours plus, with 40 minutes for dinner–moves at a sprightly pace. And though her take on Shakespeare’s double whammy is by no means revolutionary, she wisely drives home the point that the heart of the story is a turf war between […]
Why Name Names?; With All Due Respect; News Bites
If and when the report on the Jon Burge torture investigation is made public, what might happen next?
Resistance Is Futile
Almost 40 years after its release, Jean-Pierre Melville’s devastating masterpiece about the French anti-Nazi movement makes its U.S. debut.