A canny survival-in-the-wilderness tale from the director of The Belko Experiment is now available to stream on multiple online platforms.
Tag: Vol. 47 No. 5
Issue of Nov. 9 – 15, 2017
Print Issue of November 9, 2017
Volume 47, Number 6
Romance and escapism trump reality
Escape! Wonderful escape!
The Delta’s red hot tamales spotlight Chicago’s links to Mississippi
At the Wicker Park barstaurant, Adam Wendt chefs up the iconic original snack—and offers constructions southern-food aficionados might find controversial.
78/52 is a film nerd’s paradise
Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary slices and dices the shower scene from Hitchcock’s Psycho
A metal detectorist makes a living helping Chicagoans find lost jewelry
“Seventy percent of my calls are ‘ring tosses,’ where the spouse throws a ring in anger,” Jim Evans says.
Michal Węgrzyn’s Rage is a fast-moving thriller about a TV journalist in Communist Poland
It screens at this year’s Polish Film Festival in America.
The improv group Cook County Social Club says no to good taste
This quintet reunites at iO Theater for more shameless, whiz-bang comedy.
John Oliver nails why Amazon’s HQ2 would be bad for Chicago
The Last Week Tonight host tells the world what Chicagoans have known for years: cities are wasting billions on corporate welfare in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
Catch dazzling abstract works at the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Two free programs screen Saturday at Block Museum of Art.
Former president Barack Obama reports for Cook County jury duty, and other Chicago news
Also, Chance the Rapper slams Emanuel’s plan to build $95 million police training academy.
Don’t celebrate the Russian Revolution
Two new art exhibits try to recast a bloody, inhumane time period in a positive light.
Who’s steering Chicago’s driverless future?
The new “Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism” seeks to ensure self-driving vehicles do cities more good than harm.
Akeelah and the Bee, Die Walküre, and 14 more new stage shows to see
An inspirational kids’ show and a not-be-missed Lyric Opera production are among this week’s best bets.
Chicago’s Amazon bid is an extension of a Richard J. Daley-era rich-get-richer scheme
The Chicago 21 development plan is alive and well in Rahm and Rauner’s HQ2 offer to Jeff Bezos.