The Pilsen-based designer crafts uniquely distressed pants.
Tag: Vol. 48 No. 6
Issue of Nov. 8 – 14, 2018
After a Halloween vote by the City Council, it looks like the Obama Presidential Center is finally a done deal
Among the voters: Freddy Krueger, a bunny, a shark, and Prince.
Programs empower young women of color in STEM
High school students connect with role models, receive
A note from the editor
So many big changes have taken place at the Reader in recent years, from minor masthead shifts to several handovers in ownership. We have new print facilities. (Do you like the new cover stock?) We made new T-shirts. Few changes are likely to be as impactful, however, as the one we’re about to make: the […]
The night of the stripping dead
A comics review of a horror-themed strip show.
Alley cats: exhibit highlights history of Bronzeville’s weekly jazz party
Smart Museum of Art captures the sights and sounds of the long-running ‘happening.’
Shan Shaan Taste is harboring a noodle hero
Veteran chef Richard Zhou conjures a rare regional specialty in a tiny stall in a Chinatown basement food court.
Sometimes the cast of the Cuckoo’s Theatre Project’s Moby Dick! The Musical hits the right campy notes
But a too-small storefront and singers who can’t do the original score justice crush the humor.
Girl in the Spider’s Web uses past trauma as an excuse for further violence
The movie version of the first post-Stieg Larsson Lisbeth Salander novel forgets that its heroine is more than a victim.
Art in Chicago may not be able to distill 150 years of history into one volume, but it sure looks good trying
Anyone involved in that history may be distracted by the gaps and omissions.
A ‘bear-built top guy’ worries that he‘ll never find a long-term relationship
Dan Savage advises a kinky bisexual who thinks of partners only platonically after sex, and more.
The romantic leads fail to heat up anywhere close to 110 in the Shade
Still, BoHo Theatre’s production is earnest and likable.
In Neverland, Prop Thtr finds the poignancy in J.M. Barrie’s chestnut
The new take gives a well-worn story a modern sense of urgency.
Málaga, a play about a satanic babysitter, is an absolutely serious melodrama
Theatre Y’s adaptation gets distracted by lots of clunky video-projection gimmickry.
Chicago-based Saint Louis rapper Smino gets ‘a lot more ass shaking’ on the new Noir
On his sophomore album, Noir, Smino highlights his rap skills without abandoning the soulful singing of Blkswn.