Volume 47, Number 5
The latest documentary from the Chinese artist and filmmaker presents all exiled peoples as one.
Miles Teller stars in this adaptation of David Finkel’s examination of the mental-health crisis among U.S. veterans.
A cartoon-inspired staging of the Bard and a creole update of Medea are among this week’s best bets.
Dan Savage advises a man whose partner wants to “humiliate” him about his “small pee-pee, and more.”
Chicago comedy’s tentpole theater plays it way too safe, with satire digging only orange-skin-deep.
The Dana Hotel’s sea monster-inspired bar brings the ocean to downtown Chicago.
Fake Shore Drive has grown alongside Chicago rap, becoming an institution in its own right—and it celebrates its tenth anniversary by reuniting Big Tymers for a show at the Portage.
Also, the Obamas would rather have a conversation with fans than take a selfie.
The civil rights-era playwright’s Wedding Band is an indispensable look at what we’ve been missing.
The Fifty/50 Group brings an ocean-focused menu to the Dana Hotel.
Muhal Richard Abrams earned the love and respect of peers and listeners alike with his erudition, vision, and self-determined creative path.
An exhibit at the Westside Center for Justice demonstrates how little things have changed when it comes to racism and the surveillance state.
In Wonderstruck, wonder is a coping mechanism.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Daniel MacAdam of Crosshair Design.