Chicago Mixtape celebrates its third birthday this weekend with a massive fund-raiser blowout.
Tag: Vol. 43 No. 22
Issue of Feb. 20 – 26, 2014
Did you read about the polar vortex, marijuana taxes, and Kanye West?
Also inequality, the kiss-and-cry Olympics, James Patterson, Netflix, Denis Lavant, top-selling musicians, and things that make you go “whom”?
Bike Winter Art Show, “Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins,” and the rest of your weekend in visual arts
Your guide to visual arts in the city this weekend
Reader’s Agenda Thu 2/20: The Radio Show, Sour & Wild Beer Night, and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, February 20
What’s in it for the cuckold?
Dan Savage on cuckoldry, an undergrad’s dilemma, and an enthusiastic deep-throater with safety concerns.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Epicycle
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 ain’t Club Med
Noise in the Waters tells the stories of the thousands who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean.
The ongoing trials of Muhammad Ali
As The Trials of Muhammad Ali makes clear, Ali remains an inspiration all these years later.
You go to print with the sources you’ve got, not the sources you want
Zimbabwe’s Herald is a sketchy source to rely on for news of Mel Reynolds.
An interview with silent-film accompanist David Drazin (part two)
The longtime Chicago musician shares his knowledge of silent movie history and recalls some notable screenings he’s accompanied.
The Reader’s Spring Cocktail Challenge
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 takes you to Terror Town on his debut mixtape
Lil Herb offers up some complex, engrossing street rap with Welcome to Fazoland.
In Russian Transport, something viral this way comes
In Steppenwolf’s Russian Transport, a family is infected by history.
The Wind Rises: On a higher plane
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises considers a man who saw the beauty in war.
A student and professor’s evening out has ugly consequences
Northwestern faces a federal lawsuit alleging mishandling of a sexual harassment case.