Janis Ian plays the Old Town School on Friday and visits the Borders in Oak Brook on Saturday.
The Prince of Darkness: UIUC alum, nice to physicists.
A downstate court ruling empowers Chicago taxpayers to sue the city for TIF abuse.
Three new hotel restaurants on the haute list
Swing Vote has the potential for vicious political satire, but Kevin Costner goes for Capra-style schmaltz.
Slattery didn’t realize the value of the photos. “I was just going to, like, shellac them to a van or something.” — “Master of Markets” by Anne Ford Market Insider Tip Re “Master of Markets” by Anne Ford, July 31 A reminder—Wolff’s/Rosemont is… closed for one weekend only, 8/9 and 8/10. They’re open every Sat. […]
Why local music fans should be glad Jam won the battle for the Uptown Theatre.
QI have a cousin with whom I am very close. He recently proposed to his girlfriend. I have several issues with this, but the most important one is the fact that everyone who meets this young man thinks he’s gay. (I don’t know how the girlfriend hasn’t seen it.) When I told my friends he […]
Harvey Fierstein’s period piece about gay life in the late 70s feels timelier than ever.
Sixteen more recent openings
One of the world’s largest collections of shoes for bound feet is in a Chicago apartment.
Why is Sam Zell the new whipping boy for crusaders who think corporate media still sucks?
Amir ElSaffar forges a singular fusion of jazz and Iraqi classical music—and reconciles his roots in the process.