The Chicago hardcore band has canceled their Ian’s Party gig, but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.
Also the poor, a recently fired Byliner editor, dogs, rare flutes, Michael Patrick Thornton, and the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States?
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between 1/3 and 1/9
Some recommended movies from Old Movies to Watch Now, in which Reader film capsules guide what you should watch online.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, January 3
Noting three upcoming film programs in January: a shorts collection from Chicago Film Archives, a retrospective of Chilean director Pablo Larraín, and a multimedia performance piece co-coordinated by the Nightingale Cinema
Arithmetic is a foreign language for journos.
Ian’s Party brings over 40 great bands to town for its seventh year.
Isa Giallorenzo’s Street View 156.
A cut as heavy and colossal as any great 90s west-coast screamo tune that doesn’t fit every genre convention.
Also Edward Snowden, Rob Ford, artificial intelligence, Jaguars, impossible-to-finish books, and Willa Cather?
The best shows to see through Sunday include DonChristian & Rahel, Otis Clay, and Sam Prekop.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, January 2
Dan on BBW, belly punching, and how to feel more like a man—or better yet, a person
As the New York Times has shown of late, there are errors and there are errors.