Leonard Caston helped convince Willie Dixon to pursue the blues instead of boxing, but ended up overshadowed by his friend and fading from public view.
On Rick Morrissey on Patrick Sharp rumors
The Wicker Park pizza joint keeps it simple with nothing but New York-style pies by the slice.
Dødheimsgard’s bizarre, sprawling “Aphelion Void” ought to keep black metal’s humorless genre police busy all afternoon.
Also the Attorney General on Ferguson, violent offenders, McDonald’s at SXSW, the new Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan museum, and Holocaust survivors?
More than 60 new features debut at the European Union Film Festival.
A fest for those fascinated with serial killers, Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo looks to become an annual Chicago institution.
Byron Sigcho is hoping a recount shows he has a few dozen more votes to force a runoff with 25th Ward alderman Danny Solis.
An authentic Bridgeport gut bomb gets national praise.
Dan Savage decodes a cry for help, advises a woman on libidinal mismatch, and announces the 11th annual HUMP! amateur-porn fest.
The brewing portion of Moxee Restaurant and Mad Mouse Brewing is newly operational, but the food is already spot-on.
The Chicago hip-hop icon demonstrates some of the advantages of collaborating with more than a dozen songwriters at a time.
The National Theatre of Scotland returns with Dunsinane, David Greig’s imagined sequel to the Scottish play.
Leave it to one of the mayor’s Republican backers—Senator Mark Kirk—to use the Detroit analogy to try to scare white Chicagoans into voting for Rahm.
Mark Schafer Lena Dunham is Hannah Horvath—and the other way around. With its portrayals of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, blundering social skills, and cringe-worthy sexual encounters, Girls remains one of the most subversive shows to come out of the mainstream. Lena Dunham, the show’s creator, and de-facto spokesperson for millennials, is talented, odd, and hilariously terse—and so […]