A blacklisted screenwriter toughs it out in Trumbo.
Tag: Vol. 45 No. 6
Issue of Nov. 5 – 11, 2015
Fall for the autumnal 20th Century Cocktail
Cocchi Americano transforms a pair of classic cocktails—one of which is a new fall favorite.
Make a River Roast dinner for two last for weeks
Get the $39 chicken for two and keep dining off the tasty leftovers.
The Polish Film Festival comes to town, plus more new reviews and notable screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Nashville’s Promised Land Sound expand their country-rock music
The band deftly incorporates psychedelia on its strong new album For Use & Delight.
Afraid driverless cars will cause more sprawl? Don’t be.
We’ve tried suburban life and we don’t like it.
Red Theater uses sign language to revamp Romeo and Juliet
Aaron Sawyer sheds light on deaf culture in his latest production.
Serengeti and Workaholics’s Anders Holm enrich an alternate universe as Perfecto
The pair further the story of Serengeti’s alter ego, Kenny Dennis, a 50-something blue collar rapper with an increasingly absurd, detailed history.
Raise a glass to the cocktail recipe comic book Cocktails for Dingdongs
Two Promontory bartenders collaborate on an entertaining book of illustrated cocktail recipes.
Indie-pop duo Outside World returns home for a couple of shows this weekend
The band is on tour for their self-released, self-titled LP.
A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection
With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County’s own problem with the issue.
Brian Case of Disappears and EVI player Justin Walter debut the ambient Bambi Kino Duo
Bambi Kino Duo introduce their beautiful ambient music to the world on Saturday, releasing their debut album and playing their first live show.
Did you read about Vladimir Nabokov, suburban architecture, and spooning?
Also about railcars, murder in the French Alps, and the descendants of antislavery activists?
In the novel The Voiceover Artist, a silent boy has a big dream
Dave Reidy’s first novel shows the struggle of projecting oneself into the world.
Turning Pritzker Pavilion into a second kind of art
Olivia Block’s installation “Sonambient Pavilion” honors a neglected public sculpture by Harry Bertoia—and the untapped potential of Millennium Park’s huge sound system.