The Reader‘s graphic designer and former director of photography and two sign painters explain how they created and photographed a mural in just 12 days.
Tag: Vol. 47 No. 44
Issue of Aug. 9 – 15, 2018
The golden age of democracy finally shows up—in the raft of former insiders turned mayoral candidates
If nothing else the mayoral race is full of experienced players equipped to speak some truth to Rahm.
Meet Juan(ito) Doe chronicles the lives and loves of Chicago Mexican-Americans
Playwright Ricardo Gamboa and the cast have created interesting, flawed human beings.
Asian-American theater artists convene for six days of ConFest
This year’s theme is “Revolutionary Acts.”
Print Issue of August 9, 2018
Volume 47, Number 44
Lollapalooza beyond the stage [PHOTOS]
You’ve seen the artists: Taylor Bennett’s pyrotechnics, LL Cool J’s dancers, St. Vincent’s avant-garde stage presence. But away from the stage, there’s another show that photographer Alison Green worked to capture, one of people looking after other people—in quiet moments and in moments of exhaustion—and even an inflatable whale. People of Lollapalooza
Wicker Park’s Ina Mae Tavern is New Orleans in a bottle
NOLA native Brian Jupiter (Frontier) gives authenticity to this Cajun-creole spot in the former Beechwood Inn.
In The African Company Presents Richard III, black performers wear, and then drop, the mask
Two dueling theater companies debate who owns Shakespeare.
‘Help, I WANT SEX all the time, with all sorts of people!’
Dan advises a woman whose libido has soared since she went off hormonal birth control, and more.
Rogers Park gets a new record store
The team that used to run Logan Hardware quietly opened Electric Jungle at the end of July.
Hurricane Damage dives into the wreck of the AIDS crisis
Even with a hunky handyman, there’s no escape.
BlacKkKlansman retells the true story of a black cop who joined his local Klan chapter
Spike Lee’s latest is set in 1970, but it’s all about 2018.
In The Harvest, Samuel D. Hunter suggests that even fundamentalists are human
The play defeats expectations and shakes its audience up.
The roving live talk show The Hoodoisie makes radical politics entertaining and accessible
If the world can be saved, host Ricardo Gamboa believes it will be through open dialogue and dirty jokes.
Chicago rapper Queen Key is gonna need a bigger crown
With this summer’s Eat My Pussy, Chicago rapper Queen Key proves herself a star in the making, ready to carve out a larger role for women in the city’s hip-hop scene.