The court clerk lost the records of James Allen, who’s fighting to overturn convictions that put him in prison 30 years ago. His case is not unique.
Tag: Vol. 47 No. 33
Issue of May. 24 – 30, 2018
Percussionist Bill Solomon celebrates a new CD with an hour of bells and bowed bronze
Saturday at Constellation, Bill Solomon performs the Chicago premiere of Matt Sargent’s Ghost Music to support the first recording of this solo percussion piece.
‘Ida B. Wells Drive’ introduced in City Council: ‘She was a pillar of the community’
Aldermen are lining up support to rename Balbo Drive, named for a fascist, after the civil rights icon.
MINI-REVIEW: Solo: A Star Wars Story
After Rogue One (2016), this is the second installment in Disney’s “Star Wars Anthology” franchise filling in the nooks and crannies of George Lucas’s original.
Famous feline Lil’ Bub gets her own arcade game—built by Chicago’s Logan Arcade
Logan Arcade owner Jim Zespy collaborated with the Internet-famous cat’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, to create the game.
The Originalist show us the man behind “the monster”
Antonin Scalia had his flaws, but he did recognize the power of the Notorious RBG.
What to do when someone horns in on all the action at the orgy
Dan Savage provides a plan of action for a water sports enthusiast, and more.
John Huston, FilmStruck’s Director of the Week, had a way with actors
FilmStruck “Director of the Week” John Huston always got great performances, from Humphrey Bogart in the 1940s to his daughter Anjelica Huston in the ’80s,
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars
The Mariachi Heritage Foundation has partnered with CPS to create a student band that’s already played Kennedy Center, toured internationally, and opened for the likes of Lila Downs and Los Lobos.
A look back at a punk club doorman and his buffet of food offerings
Everybody on Wells Street knew Steve, and they knew how he liked his burritos.
In Cry It Out, four new parents learn what to expect when they’re no longer expecting
In this social order, parenthood is idealized, but not feasible.
Writers Theatre’s Buried Child sacrifices Sam Shepard’s ghoulish humor for tragedy
But the performances are stellar in Kimberly Senior’s monumental staging.
Wait till you see the other six samurai on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed for Dark Lord Day by local poster artist Dan Grzeca (which rhymes with “jetsah”).
Ike Holter’s latest, The Light Fantastic, is darkly playful
And Jackalope gives it a consummate storefront staging.
Aldermen seek to yank fascist Balbo’s name from Chicago street, rename it for Ida B. Wells
It would be the first permanent Chicago street renaming in 50 years, officials said.