Chicago Mixtape celebrates its third birthday this weekend with a massive fund-raiser blowout.
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Dan Savage on cuckoldry, an undergrad’s dilemma, and an enthusiastic deep-throater with safety concerns.
Epicycle’s brief career ended more than 30 years ago, but this North Shore punk band is still inspiring reissues today.
Noise in the Waters tells the stories of the thousands who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean.
As The Trials of Muhammad Ali makes clear, Ali remains an inspiration all these years later.
Zimbabwe’s Herald is a sketchy source to rely on for news of Mel Reynolds.
The longtime Chicago musician shares his knowledge of silent movie history and recalls some notable screenings he’s accompanied.
A springtime mixologist mashup Friday, March 21 | 7-9:30 PM | Chop Shop | $45 Join Chicago’s most celebrated mixologists for an evening of exemplary and unusual craft cocktails at our Spring Cocktail Challenge. Inspired by the Reader‘s biweekly series in which bartenders challenge fellow bartenders to make a drink with a chosen ingredient, the […]
Lil Herb offers up some complex, engrossing street rap with Welcome to Fazoland.
In Steppenwolf’s Russian Transport, a family is infected by history.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises considers a man who saw the beauty in war.
Northwestern faces a federal lawsuit alleging mishandling of a sexual harassment case.