Summer is officially here, in case the sweat and lightning bugs weren’t enough of a clue. In addition to the shows and artists we profiled in our summer arts preview issue this week, we’ve got just a few suggestions for other offerings in theater, dance, and opera that look promising—whether you’re looking for a nice […]
Winter is inevitable, but it still feels like an unwelcome surprise each year. To architecture journalist Anjulie Rao, it’s a season of reevaluation, reflection, and transformation. Fascinated by what winter represents, Rao has started a small publication on the topic—a “grand experiment” whose biweekly publishing schedule will follow the length of the season, December 21, […]
Here are some book-related, word-inspired, and otherwise literary Chicago events to help kick off 2022. Each event is open to the public, but registration or tickets might be required (and you’ll want to support the writers by buying their books!). Wed 1/19, 6:30 PM: City Lit Books co-presents its regular Poetry Salon in an online […]
Is satire allowed anymore? We’re living through a period which largely demands literality from art. We want to know where the author stands. Unambiguously, with no shade or contradiction. Satire, on the other hand, lives in the gray and attempts to get at larger truths. Christian TeBordo’s new novel is set unreservedly outside the bipolarity […]
September brings us a bevy of book-related, word-inspired, and otherwise literary events. Here’s a few to pencil into your calendar. The Paper Machete has returned to its performance home in Uptown at the Green Mill, to the delight of fans. The organizers describe it as a “weekly live magazine,” and while comedians are regularly featured, […]
Mount Prospect’s Mallory Smart, who publishes the online journal Maudlin House, has a new book coming out from Trident Press this year.
On being young, ambitious, and falling in love with the city, block by block, on a bicycle.
iO leaves behind two decades of history as it moves to founder Charna Halpern’s “dream theater.”
Theaster Gates and Ken Vandermark join pianist Jason Moran in an oral history of their evolving Chicago collaboration Looks of a Lot.
Author and Northwestern prof Chris Abani recommends Teju Cole’s latest novel Every Day Is for the Thief.
V-Day Issue: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris and Umberto Tosi are “male and female versions of the same creative spirit.”
Samantha Irby, the acerbic author of the hyperpopular blog Bitches Gotta Eat, publishes her first book.
The Ladydrawers collective tackles “Sex. Money. Race. Gender.”
She might be effecting for herself a second career as badass as the first.
Obscure psych-pop duo Athanor split the difference between the British Invasion and Amon Duul II on three mid-70s singles.