Promontory, a brand-new 53rd Street restaurant, bar, and music venue from the team behind Longman & Eagle: “Hope for what [this place] could mature into is what will keep people coming back.”
To do: watch Rushmore in Pritzker Pavilion
Disposable income, and where to dispose of it in Chicago
Porkchop settles down on 53rd Street, with disappointing results
Lead players Sean Fortunato and Mark Montgomery hold Court entranced
Iron Bridal Feast proves that shadow puppetry and Sophocles go together remarkably well
X1 and 2 director Bryan Singer takes the beloved mutant franchise back to its former glory
“Few artists aside from Future have had more say in making rap music progressive, in making it tuneful, pop-ish, sentimental, thundering, and weird.”
Arts, Viewpoints, and News take a trip to Washington Park for greasy cheesesteak goodness
All the best from this weekend’s festivities
The creator of Ted and Family Guy once again brings the crass, but not the laughs
All the best places to shop, eat and buy candles in Chicago’s little slice of Greek elysium
A grant from the Knight Foundation will help the Place Project create space for artists in the South Side
“The trailer for Last Vegas redefines the coming-of-age tale as we know it”
Barbecue greatness awaits on East 75th street, along with an oddly discerning bouncer and a cupcake shop
Coldplay’s latest album is bland and easily palatable. So is Coldplay. And that’s OK.
Maker’s Mark and bad Table Manners in Uptown
The inspirational story of Dido Elizabeth Belle comes to life in heartwarming new film
No longer to be outdone by old favorites “Casa-this or Nuevo-that,” a Back of the Yards Mexican restaurant makes a name for itself.
Award winning curator Hamza Walker: “All I do, wherever I am, is try to look at some art.”
Wakanene Kamau: “I’m a little distanced from the individual clothes as expressions of myself”
Bryan Cranston wows in new giant iguana documentary
It’s all fun and games until someone builds a laser harp out of spare parts from the physics department
Louise Glück read works from her latest book of poetry at the Logan Center last Thursday
Miller High Life and checkerboard fedoras in Wicker Park
Showtime’s macabre new series is big on scares, less so on character development
The carillon at Rockefeller Chapel, aka 208,000 lbs. of pure awesome
Shake off the winter cold and revel in every kind of campus art under the sun.
A few of the must-see events at this weekend’s “Let’s Get Working” festival, a three-day celebration of legendary orator Studs Terkel.
Summer Breeze scalping rogue Cunningham: “What I was basically trying to do was to add as much entropy to the market as I could.”
An action star puts B movies in his rear-view mirror
Heartfelt grooves and Urban Pale Ale in Pilsen
Gillian Robespierre’s new film brings the laughs, and the painful truth.
The Chicago International Movie and Music Festival features rockumentaries, music videos and student films.
License to trill: A chat with law student/flutist Caroline Wong
Meat and greet a few of the beefiest burgers in town
A new wing, more artists in residence, and a giant dead bull made entirely of fabric rugs at HPAC.
ScHoolboy Q and bucket hats in Wrigleyville.
Sampling soul food in the heart of Washington Park.
The Hyde Park Community Players take on the Bard… with predictably mixed results.
This piece, by UChicago alumna Sasha Geffen (A.B. ’11), was originally published in Consequence of Sound. There’s this guy who… Read more »
After two days of hard work, students debut a bevy of new short films at Max Palevsky Cinema.
Twenty years and over 500 songs in, The Mountain Goats keep on climbing.
Tilda Swinton and elderberry ale in Lakeview East.
The wall behind the Mobil Gas station on East 53rd Street used to be one of the few places in Chicago where graffiti artists could paint without being hassled by neighbors or the police.