Carl Demma said he was only following instructions from “the guy upstairs.”
Tag: Vol. 47 No. 15
Issue of Jan. 18 – 24, 2018
There’s a bicycling snowman in a marching band on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Jay Ryan.
Brett Neveu’s Traitor takes Ibsen’s Dr. Stockmann down many pegs
In Brett Neveu’s Traitor, an update of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, the hero ain’t what he used to be.
WTF? A medical mystery becomes the talk of the dungeon
Dan Savage advises a professional dominatrix about a client’s alarming behavior, and more.
Obama insiders say he’ll step up campaigning in 2018 as midterm elections approach, and other Chicago news
Also, Chris Kennedy leaves gubernatorial candidate forum after Jeanne Ives’s comments about gun violence.
Sorry Chicago, you can’t use the Google selfie app to find your fine-art lookalike
It appears that Chicago is one of the regions unable to access the museum-selfie app that’s gone viral this week.
Two gubernatorial candidates support repealing Illinois’s rent control ban
J.B. Pritzker and Daniel Biss both say the 1997 law needs to go.
In 1924 Maxwell Street regular Daddy Stovepipe became one of the first bluesmen ever recorded
Bluesman Daddy Stovepipe was born during Reconstruction and lived long enough to be “rediscovered” in 1960, during the folk-music revival.
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward, tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and more.
The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018
The latest from Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra is an inspired Hitchcockian thriller.
From the archive: When a Reader staffer dreamed of blue-faced superstardom
Inside the audition process for the Blue Man Group
Durbin challenges Trump to prove he’s not racist with a compromise on the ‘Dreamers,’ and other Chicago news
Also, a record 55 million tourists visited Chicago in 2017.
The Chicago Moth StorySlam and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
A reading from The Selfie Generation, the literary bout Write Club, and more goings-on January 15-18
Chicago is the best city for comedy, but men are fucking it up
Dear men of Chicago comedy: We can do better.
From the archive: MLK Day
The daily dig through the Reader archives turns up a moving video and story about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Chicago.