An AP dispatch about a teacher and census worker who was found hanged with “FED” scrawled on his chest is starting to make the rounds on blogs and Twitter. Given all the heat about 9-12 protests/the census/ACORN people are starting to leap to vague conclusions. I’m going on vacation for a few days so I […]
Tag: Vol. 38 No. 52
Issue of Sep. 17 – 23, 2009
Book Launch for Choreographer Maggie Kast
Chicago choreographer Maggie Kast reads from her new memoir at Women and Children First.
The “Soul” of Mayer Hawthorne
Hip-hop kid Mayer Hawthorne re-creates the sound of Motown but forgets the soul.
Fashion and Film: Coco Before Chanel
The movie Coco Before Chanel highlights the evolution of the designer’s legendary style–and the revolution in women’s fashion.
Chicago Best Sellers for the Week Ending September 20
List courtesy of Carl Lennertz at HarperCollins, as gathered from Anderson’s Bookshop, the Book Cellar, the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, the Book Table, 57th Street Books, Lake Forest Books, Read Between the Lynes, and Women & Children First.
Chicago: America’s worst drivers?
Jalopnik thinks we suck the most (h/t Aaron). I don’t drive much here, and haven’t driven in many cities, but I will say one thing in disfavor of Boston, which also has a notorious reputation. When I was a kid, I was there for the Fourth of July, and our hotel was near a fireworks […]
9/24 — Free Chicago World Music Festival Shows
9/24 — Free shows on the last day of the 2009 Chicago World Music Festival
“Never act as if you’re losing”
The most common response to the ongoing Blago media blitz – which is less a blitz, I guess, than a sustained war of attrition – is that he’d be well advised to shut up and let his lawyers speak for him. But this, from Phil Nugent, is kind of convincing: “What did Blagojevich really hope […]
Simonson to direct “Grapes of Wrath” at Carnegie Hall
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Eric Simonson, author and director of the troupe’s current show Fake, will direct composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s and librettist Michael Korie’s operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath next March at Carnegie Hall, Playbill.com reports (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/133122-Grapes_of_Wrath_Concert_with_Clark_Ebersole_Gunn_to_Play_Carnegie_Hall_in_2010). Simonson previously directed the opera in its 2007 world premiere at the […]
I am not sure that event represents what you think it represents
“Just 10 days before Chicago learns whether it will win the crown jewel of tourist draws“ I dunno. Then again: shot put!
Event Alert: Shorty Clothing and Gen Art
Gen Art returns to the local fashion scene with a party for local women’s clothing line Shorty.
Morning Art: Wasyl Kacurovsky
An untitled painting by Wasyl Kacurovsky, part of a show with Alexandra Kowerko on display through 10/25 at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago, 773-227-5522.
Lukas Ligeti’s Postmodern Post-African Fusion
Hard-rocking New York fusion trio Hypercolor, featuring percussionist and composer Lukas Ligeti, plays Elastic Thursday night.
9/23 — Free Chicago World Music Festival Shows
The second-to-last day of Chicago’s World Music Festival offers several free shows at a variety of venues; see our comprehensive festival guide for a complete schedule and reviews of every act by Reader critics.