In classic Chicago tradition, Rahm Emanuel appoints Deb Mell to replace her father in the City Council.
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Rabbit Rabbit, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, the Wicker Park Fest, Ken Camden, Mobile Deathcamp, Ted Leo, and Secret Colours.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, July 25
Fantasy Costumes in Portage Park is a city block of Santa costumes, elaborate wigs, hot dog suits, and everything else.
Seiche’s downer prog-sludge predated grunge by a decade but went almost completely unheard at the time.
Dan on an ill-considered match and a married straight man getting enthusiastic blow jobs from dudes, plus more advice for FURFAG.
John Waters and Honey Boo Boo have more in common than you think
Select reviews of screenings at this year’s Chicago French Film Festival, hosted by the Music Box Theatre.
Chicago Sun-Times: Big news is what we say it is.
Previewing a program of cat-related experimental shorts playing on Friday and Saturday
Too-loud music can put an end to stress-eating.
Tonight Fake Shore Drive hosts a listening party for the rising 17-year-old rapper; get to know a little more about him.
Summer baseball! Both the Cubs and the Sox are in the race—to trade their players.
The underrated New York saxophonist Michael Blake nails it again on a new album led by drummer Scott Neumann