The best shows to see through the weekend include Magik Markers, Rabble Rabble, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, and Jeremy Pelt Quintet.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, June 12
Dan on giving up your virginity to your high school crush, selling weathered boxer briefs online, and coming to accept that your girlfriend has no interest in fucking you.
Brilliant Chicago-schooled trumpeter Booker Little recorded dozens of albums—including several with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy—before his death at 23.
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
Judge Posner and a lawyer joust in a national security case, and affection sneaks out.
National pundits are coming to the startling realization that the city doesn’t love Rahm Emanuel like they do.
This year marks the centennial of the death of the last of what was once the largest bird population in North America.
I beg you, please stop.
A strong op-ed against Chicago’s mayor leads inevitably to a query about running against him
Signing off on nearly a decade of writing for the paper
Mike Eagle no longer lives in Chicago but this city is still on his mind in his new album, Dark Comedy, while local rapper Kit keeps going down a dark, strange path with Lownt God Rising.
Eight new features make their Chicago premieres at the African Diaspora Film Festival.
The Atlanta-based singer makes an easy peace between vintage soul and garage rock.