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Tag: Vol. 47 No. 21
Issue of Mar. 1 – 7, 2018
Anna Karenina, the love bug
In Lifeline Theatre’s adaptation, Tolstoy’s heroine gets ardor all wrong.
The Moth GrandSlam storytelling show and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
An artist talk with Bharti Kher and more goings-on February 26-March 1.
Mick Jenkins commands his own future on the brand-new EP Or More; the Frustration
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins is ending his deal with Brooklyn indie label Cinematic, and he’s self-released two EPs that demonstrate where he’s going next.
While Twitter followed the campaign of @MayorEmanuel in 2011, Steve Bogira took a serious look at segregation
Chicago in 2011 was nearly as segregated as it had been in 1970.
Five must-see African films
Five African film classics for this Black Panther moment.
The Wolves starts strong—then chokes on too many sports movie cliches
Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated play isn’t the landmark of feminist theater it could be.
Chicago R&B artist Jordanna combines the vulnerability of performance art with the defiance of punk
Jordanna has left behind the riot-grrrl trio Glamour Hotline to make her bodacious new solo EP Sweet Tooth.
Bernie Sanders: The ‘political revolution’ is well under way in Chicago
At a rally in Little Village on Thursday, Bernie Sanders said the “political revolution” he called for in 2016 is happening in Chicago.
Duk Ju L. Kim’s paintings speak for themselves
The artist wants her viewers simply to react to her work, and that’s as it should be.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Bianca Del Rio performs standup and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
Chic-A-Go-Go and more goings-on February 23-25.
An interview with local filmmaker Kyle Henry about his latest feature, Rogers Park
Henry’s intimate character study screens for a week at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Local punks Problem People offer the first taste of their next album with a spooky new video
Problem People’s second LP, as yet untitled, comes out in March on Tic Tac Totally.
Chicago experimental ensemble Aperiodic will illustrate key threads in a new book by new-music scholar Jennie Gottschalk
Since 2010 this invaluable Chicago ensemble directed by composer Nomi Epstein has been the city’s most stalwart advocate for post-John Cage experimental music, working at various times with text scores, indeterminacy, and other open-ended modes of composition. For this unusual concert Aperiodic joins new-music scholar Jennie Gottschalk to illustrate some of the threads from her […]
Rap instigator Tyler, the Creator shows he’s more than you think he is on Flower Boy
After Tyler, the Creator dropped his fourth solo record, Flower Boy (Columbia), in July it quickly became cliche to describe it as his “mature album.” Granted, Tyler and his pals in the Odd Future collective made an indelible impression on music culture when they broke out in 2011—and his presence as a violently foul-mouthed miscreant […]