The Preakness Stakes, close relative to the Kentucky Derby, will happen this Saturday. Toast the winning horses with a mint julep, “Black-Eyed Susan,” or “Belmont Breezer,” made with whiskey, sherry, and lots of juice.
An ambivalent fan discusses why “Step” and “Hannah Hunt” are the high points of Vampire Weekend’s latest release.
This weekend, eat soft pretzels and burgers, and listen to the recently-booked Smith Westerns.
The Promontory, the Hyde Park branch of Longman & Eagle, will be opening soon.
Next week at The Portage, Sean Connery’s “sci-fi odyssey” Zardoz will be playing for $5.
Tamberla Perry plays the titular character, a black actress struggling to make it in early Hollywood, in Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s new work, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the classic American novel finds stability in Carey Mulligan, and little else.
It’s been 34 years since novelist James Salter published a book. In All That Is, the life of the protagonist, Philip Bowman, might be meant to mirror Salter’s own.
The band’s sixth studio album is “rife with thoughtful, brilliant lyrics” and boasts “a shining anthem.”
Performing with New York-based band Wilsen, the London trio played from their latest album, If You Leave, as well as from their much adored previous EPs.
At the Midwest Independent Film Festival, “tremendous range was shown” in the selected eight shorts, all directed, written, and/or produced by female Midwesterners.
Edgar Arceneaux, a contemporary artist from L.A., discussed his body of work in a broader art and community context at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park on Wednesday.
This weekend get your Joan Crawford on for Mommy’s Day, eat some French food, and shop a new kind of pop-up.
In their sixth studio album, Deerhunter treads new territory while maintaining their trademark good game.
Robert Downey, Jr., carries the movie in his struggle to define himself without his iron suit.
Jeffrey Eugenides, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex, will be on campus to read from his latest work and to conduct a craft seminar for creative writing students.
Chance the Rapper and the Save Money Crew “have the opportunity to lead a Chicago renaissance of sorts.”
The Great Gatsby soundtrack looks to stylistically infuse modern beats with jazz aesthetic.
Playing with Blue Hawaii, the indie darling shone in spite of its limited discography.
Pandora’s Promise screened in the Logan Center on Sunday evening, leading into a panel discussion about nuclear power with the director.
For dotCross’s first public outing with its Uncommon Funds, it served up two different blends of coffee for free in Common Knowledge Café.
This Sunday, have a shot at love with tequilas Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo.
Hemlock Grove drops the ball “with little enough punch to make sure it’s fun for no one.”
Local magazine The Point held a reading of their latest issue on Wednesday evening at the Seminary Co-Op bookstore, welcoming students, faculty, and community alike.
William Pope.L, a DoVA professor, opens his first solo Chicago exhibit to collective engrossment.
At Rickshaw Republic, “embrace the glorious cacophony…that is the essence of Indonesian cuisine.”
David Sedaris’s latest book finds the author revisiting themes he has previously explored, like cross-cultural interaction, though they feel no less relevant.
The Booth School of Business has an art collection unknown to most UChicagoans, including its own students.
Fourth-year Eliza Brown wonders, “If, first and foremost, we have a sex culture, and if we do, what it looks like?”
Remember the good ol’ days, before the Becker Friedman Institute moved in? Us, too.
Terrence Malick’s latest film explores the institution of love in a post-Tree of Life world, much to the pleasure of the late film critic Roger Ebert.
Campus’s latest literary magazine promises to be “The New Yorker on acid.”
This weekend watch Dr. Who, get your anarchy on, and eat boiled crawfish.
Check out the springtime latest from a slew of bands you might’ve thought had gone extinct by now.
Memoryhouse literary magazine brings intimacy and honesty to Logan in an evening hosted by 2nd Story.
Logan’s ongoing MFA exhibitions create community around UChicago arts.
The Doc Films Thursday night lineup, “Headbangersploitation: Heavy Metal on Film,” is a much-needed exercise in sincerity and maintaining one’s capacity for life.
StyleChicago.com’s fashion show, “The Art of Fashion,” shows that local designers succeed when they hone in on the fashions most deliberately their own.
At their first show of the quarter, Occam’s Razor plans to poke fun at all the Metcalfs you didn’t get.
Responding to student questions at a talk on campus Monday, Shields said, “I have already answered the question, and I would not reinscribe that.”
In an exhibit that will run through this spring, artists cut, slash, and burn their way toward reappropriation of wartime experiences.
This weekend, get your foodie swag on, hear storytelling at Logan, and experience “girl-on-girl action at its very best.”
EnvisionDo’s food fest, loaded with all-star panels, attracted foodies from far and near.
Artist-in-residence Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford’s exhibit, Hall of Khan, finds itself muddled in disparate media.
In its second year, the Pierce Tower Awkward Ball finds laughter and questionable dance moves. Due to the planned demolition of Pierce, the ball’s future is uncertain.
With his second film, Upstream Color, Shane Carruth finds success in writing, directing, scoring, and starring.
From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, Trance is a gorgeously-filmed study in dichotomies.
OLAS staged a 19-act show on Saturday night that incorporated campus performers as well as talent from Chicago at large.
Fourth-year DoVA majors opened up their Logan Center studio spaces for a night of art, drinking, and conversation.
The Art Institute of Chicago’s latest exhibit, They Seek A City, misses the opportunity to situate universal themes of otherness in the present, and instead focuses on “turbulent and often tragic pasts.”