The University of Illinois entomologist argues that insects are necessary to our well-being in ways we can’t even imagine yet.
Tag: Vol. 43 No. 36
Issue of May. 29 – Jun. 4, 2014
Reader premiere: The Lemons’ split with Tokyo’s Teen Runnings
We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the newest tunes from local garage-pop outfit the Lemons and Tokyo’s Teen Runnings.
Best shows to see: Do-Division Street Fest, Nat Baldwin, Varsity, Corey Wilkes Quintet
The best shows to see through Sunday include Do-Division Street Fest, Nat Baldwin, Varsity, and Corey Wilkes Quintet.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 5/29: Everything is Terrible!, Ex-Cult, and Roscoe Village Spring Stroll
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 29
The Secret History of Chicago Music: The Chicago Triangle
The long-lost debut LP from oddball Latin-rock group the Chicago Triangle is getting reissued by Permanent Records.
Truly a dick move
Dan on going for the big dick, confronting your hyperconservative mother, and playing poker in the sack.
It’s time, finally, to discuss reparations for African-Americans
“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.”
Best friends bunk up—again—on Playing House
Improv vets and real-life best friends Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair get another shot at a sitcom
Marinating in local hip-hop duo the Whoevers’ ‘Is You Wit It’
A tune with just the right hint of wah guitar to usher in summer
How Francois Ozon’s Young & Beautiful addresses the sexualization of adolescents
Considering the recent French drama in light of the trend of movies on the sexual exploitation of children
A trio of revivals showcases physicist-turned-filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi
The Gene Siskel Film Center hosts a trio of revivals by Polish physicist and filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi.
Jason Moran builds a bigger bandwagon
Theaster Gates and Ken Vandermark join pianist Jason Moran in an oral history of their evolving Chicago collaboration Looks of a Lot.
12 O’Clock Track: ‘The Jist of Being in Between Jobs,’ mind-melting Norwegian improv
The Jist, an improvising duo from Oslo, hit hard on their eponymous debut album.
Did you read about Maya Angelou, The Shawshank Redemption, and 50 Cent?
Also yogurt, an Afghani woman, kitchens in Illinois, nerd culture, Patricia Lockwood, the Cubs, and blog rock?
Elliot Rodger, hashtags, and who has the ‘right’ to women’s bodies
A conversation with feminist author Kate Harding about the power of #YesAllWomen