Part of a show of work by William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, on display at ThinkArt.
Part of Your Honor! The Mayors of Chicago, 1837-2011, on display at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Part of Displacement, on display at 33 Collective Gallery.
Part of Side Effects, on display at Eyeporium Gallery.
A new shop on Devon offers chimney cakes, a Hungarian-Romanian specialty.
Those who grew up carefully unraveling their cinnamon rolls to eat them in long strips will be smitten by Chicago’s first bakery and coffeehouse dedicated to the Hungarian-Romanian treat kürtös kalács, or “chimney cakes.” A strip of pastry dough is wrapped around a wooden spindle and brushed with oil and sugar, then baked; while the […]
Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz tail former gang members addressing urban violence as a public health crisis in the Kartemquin Films documentary “The Interrupters,” premiering Friday 1/21 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Daughter of Black P. Stones and El Rukns leader Jeff Fort, Ameena Matthews was a drug ring enforcer in her youth. But after having children of her own and converting to Islam, Matthews committed herself to combating the same impulses of crime and violence that plagued her own upbringing. She became an “Interrupter,” one of […]
Part of the National Wet Paint Exhibition, on display at the Zhou B Art Center.
Joe Swanberg’s “Uncle Kent” opens Friday in the Sundance Film Festival and on IFC, and his “Art History” and “Silver Bullets” premiere next month in the Berlin Film Festival.
The local business goes e-commerce.
Proudly “unembedded” in Iraq, Mark Manning claims to be the only Western journalist living among the civilians in the aftermath of the Battle of Fallujah, whose devastating consequences he documented in “The Road to Fallujah,” screening for free Tuesday 1/18 at DePaul University.
Best, worst, whatever—here’s what attracted attention.
Reader critic Marissa Oberlander on the final shows of SketchFest 2011.
Reader critic Marissa Oberlander reviews the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.