An attempt both to transcend repetition and please audiences results in a show that won’t fully satisfy anyone.
The current book obsessions of Reader culture editor Aimee Levitt and essayist and Women & Children First co-owner Sarah Hollenbeck.
Young Chicago production duo New Trash have made an asset of a low budget on shoots with Valee, Avantist, Mother Nature, and many more.
Is the monarch a queen or a pawn?
The new Korean film feels like a stalemate between two master storytellers.
Playwright J. Nicole Brooks weaves together race, medicine, and basic humanity into a heartfelt drama.
The story serves as a love letter to hunger.
Christmas trains, elves, bingo, showgirls, and many, many carols, plus the Quranic perspective and Hanukkah goblins.
Hell in a Handbag delivers another naughty holiday parody.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Bill Connors.
Current musical obsessions of Retirement Party front woman Avery Springer, Better Yet podcast host Tim Crisp, and Reader writer Leor Galil
The musical’s commentary on faith is also somehow appropriate for the holiday season.
The hip-hop holiday extravaganza returns.
Mutant Beat Dance throw a little party for their monster debut album, former Ponys front man Jered Gummere drops his first full-length as Richard Vain, and more.
Head-to-toe emojis help security officer Vickie Gould cope with a tough day.