Current musical obsessions of singer-songwriter Rob Nicholas, CPS teacher Paul DeNovi, and Reader digital content editor Tal Rosenberg
Highlights from the filmography of Leo McCarey
Meet this week’s Chicagoan, sign painter Jeff Williams: “Everything is all laid out by my hands and my soul.”
If you didn’t get to know this idiosyncratic guitarist when he lived in Chicago, now’s as good a time as any to start.
Challenged to create a cocktail with canned corn, Victoria Snider turns to Mexican street food for inspiration.
Carolla’s quasi-autobiographical comedy Road Hard gets its Chicago premiere at the same time as In the Basement, the latest provocation from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl.
Whether Lucky Buddha is worth the price depends on your fondness for middling Asian lagers and novelty glassware.
On Saturday these synth-loving Copenhagen postpunks stop at the Empty Bottle on their North American tour.
Also John McPhee, the “gravitational lens,” why blacks hesitate to call 911, Tinder and odd jobs, the oil train derailment in Galena, undocumented immigrants, and the van-dwelling MLB prospect?
The Sex Worker Outreach Project of Chicago hosts its first-ever art show on Friday night.
This week’s B Side cover subject, Chicago doom band Bongripper, inspired the burger of the month at Kuma’s Corner.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
The British essayist’s latest nonfiction horror film is now available online.