The University of Illinois entomologist argues that insects are necessary to our well-being in ways we can’t even imagine yet.
We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the newest tunes from local garage-pop outfit the Lemons and Tokyo’s Teen Runnings.
The best shows to see through Sunday include Do-Division Street Fest, Nat Baldwin, Varsity, and Corey Wilkes Quintet.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 29
The long-lost debut LP from oddball Latin-rock group the Chicago Triangle is getting reissued by Permanent Records.
Dan on going for the big dick, confronting your hyperconservative mother, and playing poker in the sack.
“We may find that the country can never fully repay African Americans,” Ta-Nehisi Coates writes. “But we stand to discover much about ourselves in such a discussion.”
Improv vets and real-life best friends Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair get another shot at a sitcom
A tune with just the right hint of wah guitar to usher in summer
Considering the recent French drama in light of the trend of movies on the sexual exploitation of children
The Gene Siskel Film Center hosts a trio of revivals by Polish physicist and filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi.
Theaster Gates and Ken Vandermark join pianist Jason Moran in an oral history of their evolving Chicago collaboration Looks of a Lot.
The Jist, an improvising duo from Oslo, hit hard on their eponymous debut album.
Also yogurt, an Afghani woman, kitchens in Illinois, nerd culture, Patricia Lockwood, the Cubs, and blog rock?
A conversation with feminist author Kate Harding about the power of #YesAllWomen