It’s Chicago Police Department vs. the Chicago Fire Department at the 13th annual Battle of the Badges.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
The new Amaro di Angostura, a liqueur version of the original Angostura bitters, plays well with its older sibling.
Chicago Public Schools says it can’t find parts of a mural Keith Haring made with CPS students in 1989.
I’m glad to have found an antidote to David Robert Mitchell’s horror film.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the entirety of Cloud Rat’s forthcoming Qliphoth, because it’s too consistently good to pick just one song.
Also David Simon on Baltimore, Fritz Lang on Joseph Goebbels, and segregation?
While I was distracted by Chicago’s epic mayoral election, Governor Rauner fired the opening salvos in his war against helping people with autism.
To say that a lot has changed in the 51 years since Chicago hosted the NFL draft is beyond an understatement.
A slogan on a bottle of Bud Light backfires.
The best record store, best pizza, and the best alderman will be decided in round two of our Best of Chicago voting.
A dirty cop tries to save his soul in Gerard Johnson’s gritty film.
The Field is raising money to build a new diorama for four striped hyenas shot and mounted by legendary taxidermist Carl Akeley.
When a 31-year age difference isn’t the only problem. Plus: ISO gerontophiles, ‘curious guy’ freak-outs
In these excerpts from his lively and meticulous new book, The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America, longtime Reader contributor Michaelangelo Matos chronicles the three-decade ascent of EDM.