Item: Being on Facebook can enhance your wardrobe.
Newspapers talk tough, but will they actually declare war on the “parasites” sucking up their content online?
Let’s not let nostalgia go too far
Mike Sula reports from the scene.
From Ben’s mouth to the IOC’s ear: members of the Olympic committee reportedly promised to read Joravsky’s Reader article telling them to take their Games to some other city.
The Full Shilling is handing out free hot dogs before and after Cubs home games.
Fucked Up, Wavves, the Very Best, M83, the Dutchess & the Duke, and several more acts have been officially added to the Pitchfork fest’s roster.
Chicago oddball Chris Ligon celebrates a great new compilation of wacky recordings with a Saturday-night show at the Hideout.
The New York Times critic appears this weekend at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. Also this week: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” opens at Music Box; So Yong Kim’s “Treeless Mountain” closes the Asian American Showcase; and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy” makes a curtain call at Facets.
Melvin Van Peebles’ “Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha” has its Chicago premiere tonight at the Parkway Ballroom.
Lecture on Edgar Allen Poe by novelist Michael Chabon on Monday.
Passover and Easter have all the headlines this week, but many southeast Asians are gearing up to celebrate the New Year this weekend, which means food–and lots of it.
Project Runway’s Christian Siriano in Chicago and other noteworthy fashion events this weekend.
If you want to make your own Malort, all you need is booze and wormwood.
Screening of “The Refugee All Stars” at the Dusable Museum, followed by a discussion.