Michael Ferro—a controversial choice for grand marshal of Chicago’s Columbus Day parade
Tag: Vol. 43 No. 4
Issue of Oct. 17 – 23, 2013
Chuck Johnson’s microtonal “American primitive” guitar, Friday at Constellation
Chuck Johnson splits the difference between Elizabeth Cotten and Tony Conrad at Constellation on Friday.
In bond court, it’s better to be lucky than good
In bond court, it’s better to be lucky than good.
Spoiler alert: Everybody dies
Dan on various aspects of mourning etiquette.
D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance journeys through time and space
The silent classic screens through October at Gene Siskel Film Center.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Captain Walter Dyett
DuSable High School band director Captain Walter Dyett taught generations of future stars.
Austin singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves back in town Thursday
The Texan plays FitzGerald’s in support of his new album Still Fighting the War.
Gossip Wolf: No more Winters in Osaka
No more Winters in Osaka, the first annual Fall Ball, and more
Do we have the right people locked up?
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
The Nobel Prize and the debt crisis
Did the stock market have a rational day on Wednesday?
Essential versus arbitrary mystery in contemporary art house cinema
Reflections on trends in contemporary art house movies, as observed in this year’s Chicago International Film Festival and Doc Films’ ongoing Hou Hsiao-Hsien retrospective
Mayor Rahm to Prosser High: Beat it!
Mayor Rahm’s so eager to fire more union teachers, he’s planning to stick a Noble Charter high school across the street from Prosser High—public safety be damned.
Soundcheck: Willis Earl Beal gets down at Schubas
We sit down with the formerly local anti-pop musician to discuss his new album, his band, and, toilets for our ongoing live-music video series.
A debt-crisis solution looms, imperiling home-improvement projects of government workers
No more long lines of federal workers at Home Depot and Ace Hardware if the deal is approved.
Let the Fire Burn dives into the flames
Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn revisits the 1985 raid on Philadelphia’s MOVE.