Fran Lebowitz is coming to Chicago, which she considers to be one of two “real” American cities—the other, of course, is New York City, where she has lived since 1970 (a transplanted Jersey girl). She will be onstage April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Auditorium Theatre, where she will be engaged in conversation with […]
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Parker Lee Williams helped shape Chicago hip-hop—and he never stopped building
Parker Lee Williams grew up in the 1970s on New York City’s Lower East Side, while the city’s grassroots hip-hop movement sprang to life. When he moved to Chicago as a 15-year-old in 1983, he brought along firsthand knowledge of the culture’s foundational elements. His skills with spray cans and pens helped spread his tagger’s […]
It’s a welcome addition to the biopic genre, buoyed by a career-defining performance from Will Smith.
Independence Day: Resurgence isn’t as good as the original—but how good was the original?
Space aliens invade again 20 years later, and we’re still not ready.
Movie stars are on their way out in The Congress
In The Congress, Robin Wright stars as an actress who gets digitized.
Opening soon: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will Ferrell returns as the vainglorious TV newsman.
After Earth: An epic struggle between good and bad taste
M. Night Shyamalan’s big-budget sci-fi adventure features some of the year’s best cinematography . . . and some of the worst acting, writing, and philosophy.
NCFS hits the road, and the rest of this week’s screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Reader exclusive: Album stream of Mines’ Just Another Thing That Got Ruined
Plus a Q&A with front man Bill Satek to learn more about the band’s beginnings, his career as a pipe fitter, and his youthful days spent waiting for Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.
Artist on Artist: Kool & the Gang’s Robert ‘Kool’ Bell talks to the Eternals’ Wayne Montana
Kool & the Gang’s Robert ‘Kool’ Bell talks to the Eternals’ Wayne Montana
Anatomy of a summer jam
Jazzy Jeff on the perennial popularity of “Summertime”
T-Paw Comes to Town
Tim Pawlenty visits Chicago.
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.