P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust collects correspondence between students on the north and south sides of Chicago.
Tag: Vol. 46 No. 36
Issue of Jun. 15 – 21, 2017
Print Issue of June 15, 2017
On the cover: Takashi Murakami flattens the MCA
E.L. Doctorow’s ‘Wakefield’ should have stayed on the page
Robin Swicord’s literary adaptation is a dud.
Pride Fest, Father’s Day, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
W. Kamau Bell, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Gold Coast Arts Fair, and more happenings from June 16-18
North Carolina guitarist Shane Parish straddles free improv and traditional rural music
Asheville guitarist Shane Parish comes back to Chicago for a solo show in support of two recent duo albums.
Erin Osmon’s Jason Molina: Riding With the Ghost follows the rise and fall of the beloved singer-songwriter
On Saturday at Quimby’s, Reader writer Erin Osmon reads from her first book, Jason Molina: Riding With the Ghost.
Rauner calls ten-day special legislative session before the end of the fiscal year, and other Chicago news
Also, Cook County will stop prosecuting some traffic offenses due to lack of resources.
Queer doom duo Vile Creature don’t have time for ‘melted dickwads’
Vile Creature make a lot of metal for just two people, with great melodies and a supremely satisfying guitar tone—and they play Chicago on Friday night.
Pizzeria Bebu turns out pie-in-the-sky good pizza
A couple of One Off Hospitality vets have created a crust that can only be described on its own terms.
‘An Evening at the Pekin Theatre’ re-creates the country’s first black-owned music hall
Cultural historians, ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson, and the Illinois Humanities Council resurrect Chicago’s Pekin Theatre, which opened at 27th and South State in 1904.
Esoteric Dance Project’s Perspective keeps things simple, funny, and relatable
Brenna Pierson-Tucker and Christopher Tucker’s company brings three world premieres to Links Hall.
Black Lives Matters sues Chicago Police Department over reform consent decree, and other news
Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda might star in a Chicago Hamilton performance during the last week of August.
Who’s the octopus in Takashi Murakami’s ‘The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg’?
A new exhibit of the Japanese artist’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a dizzying depiction of the current cultural moment.
Ostensibly a comedy, Victory Gardens’ Native Gardens terrifies
A poisonous dispute over two feet of dirt
Daily traffic violence harms more people than vehicle attacks
The assaults in Europe and New York City were terrifying, but routine crashes are a bigger problem.