What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, August 13
At First Look Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre’s little summer festival, the sitting is easy.
City Council lapdogs aren’t getting their streets fixed any faster than independents.
The Hypocrites balance serious fare with a bubblegum-pop sensibility in All Our Tragic.
Veteran comic player Matt Walsh tries his hand at drama with Into the Storm.
Brendan Gleeson plays a holy man with one week to live in Calvary.
Kid Sister dishes about her imminent mixtape, Decade Studio takes over the Soma space, and more.
The Chicago Dance Festival returns, drawing its usual maximum-capacity crowds.
Author Ali Abunimah visits Evanston to discuss the conflict in Gaza and read from his book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine.
After the event was briefly canceled, blogger and author Ali Abunimah talks about Palestine and Israel at the Evanston Public Library.
The first-time filmmaker explains how he dramatized his experience of caring for his mother, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder.
Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
The Chicago hip-hop veteran chats about what inspired the title of his new album, working with rising local rappers, and getting involved in the community.
For today’s 12 O’Clock Track, remembering the late actor with this clip from Robert Altman’s 1980 film
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