When Mom says she loves you, you’re supposed to check it out—but with whom?
Discovering William A. Wellman’s rarely revived 1951 western, available for rent at the Chicago Public Library
The best shows to see through Sunday include Evian Christ, Shellshag, NRBQ, and Swans.
Dan on educating yourself about polyamory, fucking your partner while fantasizing about someone else, and reconsidering the #NotAllMen hashtag.
Photos from the moment when everybody gave up
The local hip-hop group can make some seriously strange and alluring songs while drawing inspiration from iPhone ringtones and video games.
The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper and Black Hippy member teams up with a couple Chicago outfits for a lovely new tune that’s heavy on soul.
Also the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, paying not to shoot, mental hospitals in music videos, and local female theater folk?
How soccer strategy reflects the quest for justice through the ages.
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Ryan Duggan.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, June 18
Forty years later, the man behind the first gay country record teams up with a former Chicagoan to reach out to another marginalized population.
Back for its second year, the Kaleidoscope Choreographers Festival showcases jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.
George Brant scores a direct hit with Grounded, his one-woman play.
Anatomy of Habit signs to Relapse, the Chicago Film Archives hosts a mixed-media mixer, and more.