Touring for Yeezus, Kanye sayeth: “No new ideas without me.”
The holiday calendar promises to be busy as awards-season favorites (American Hustle) and dark horses (The Wolf of Wall Street) come into wide release.
As finals wind up and days grow short, partake in such Chicago holiday traditions as Christkindlmarket, Walnut Room brownies, and lutefisk, brined fish gelatin.
Poet Cyrus Console brought his sometimes cryptic verse to Cobb Monday night, reading from selections that represented 10 years of work.
City of Big Shoulders: Sarah Morris’s film, the 10th edition in her series of portraits of big cities, is brilliantly moody. Indeed, Chicago lies at the very heart of the exhibit CITY SELF.
The new run of Burning Bluebeard, a show centered around the burning of the Iroquois Theater in 1903, was directed by Halena Kays, a teacher at the University.
Waiting for the CTA home from an effervescent Diarrhea Planet concert: “The feeling of communal exuberance is a joy rarely experienced in my daily life.”
Although Catching Fire gets off to a slow start, much of the play (and there’s a lot of play) actually lies in the lead-up to the games themselves.
“Whatever you decide on, be sure that your final product is sufficiently homey, whatever that means to you.” Read on for an even greater emotional payoff.
To complement the brilliant Dame Judi Dench, Brits Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope have co-penned an emotional, intriguing script.
The opera, a narrative of French love and tuberculosis, is a near-miss for the usually excellent Lyric.
“Who said fat pants had to be ugly?” Lovely garments to accommodate all your post-Thanksgiving hills of flesh.
The Anat Cohen Jazz Quartet continued the Jazz at the Logan series Sunday with a selection that included experimental interpretations of “La Vie En Rose” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Arthurian legend provides “intense, spiritual moments” for opera fans.
A filmmakers pet project, 15 years in the making, comes to the Logan Center.
Death Grip’s new album “is a definite departure from earlier releases—with mixed results.”
Traveling is about turning off your mind, and your camera.
Sampling local fare while abroad in Spain.
Director Barbara Kopple’s new documentary on mental illness in the Hemingway family lacks focus, coherence.
Hamletmachine, fireworks, and Johann Sebastian Bach this weekend.
Back on campus after an award-winning 2011 run, An Iliad reverberates with the stellar performance of its narrator, a character called the Poet who is possessed by his own “intelligent madness.”
When AIDS patient Ron Woodruff is given 30 days to live, he begins to find moments of meaning.
The ambulatory exhibit took as its inspiration a Rebecca Solnit quote: “It is the movement as well as the sights going by that seems to make things happen in the mind, and this is what makes walking ambiguous and endlessly fertile: [I]t is both means and end, travel and destination.”
The Art Institute’s new exhibit, which features an interesting Thanksgiving-themed gallery (and one too many fruit bowls), ultimately sustains an exploration of the American appetite.
Time to reconsider Wednesdays as American Horror Story: Coven enters its third season, hits its stride, and finally gets weird.
The hillbilly bluegrass opera, featuring a live band, overalls, and rad Flynning, is the CES’s first show of the year.
The Maroon sat down with artist Chase Joynt, who underwent surgical procedures for his gender transition and brings his newest autobiographical work to the Gray Center.
Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival nears its close with a screening of James Franco’s film Interior. Leather Bar., which is ultimately unclear in its aims.
Despite initial glitches that included slow service, A10 will ultimately please both townies and foodies with an attitude that is genuinely playful.
As part of his show at Riviera Wednesday night, the electronic Englishman and musician James Blake performed a chilling encore of “Measurements” that featured heavy voice-looping.
This weekend, eat candy, watch films about public health, and neutralize the whole situation with some gumbo.
The Chicago native owned the stage Saturday for a sold-out crowd, performing tracks from his mixtape and Coldplay’s “Fix You.”
Novels, like TV, are “endless systems” about everything and nothing, argued Duke professor Fredric Jameson, who spoke at the Forms of Fiction: The Novel in English conference this weekend at Logan.
The Sovereign Statement, the latest from the Neo-Futurists, aims to establish a micro-nation in the theater. “If the ending feels predestined, it’s because it must be, by the nature of both drama and politics.”
Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods offer affordable options—from the Gold Coast to Lincoln Park and Wicker Park.
Jeanne Gang has designed three new towers to replace Pierce, at heights of five, 11, and 15 stories; the designs remain faithful to the house system by incorporating triple-height spaces called “hubs.”
Macklemore performed Monday night wearing a wig and Bulls jersey. “And I can’t change,” said the rapper, age 30.
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Kip Fulbeck came to campus as part of OMSA’s Heritage Series to discuss his work on The Hapa Project, featuring minimalist photographs of over a thousand half-Asian subjects.
This weekend, take in an Ibsen play, celebrate Black Friday early, and think about classic novels while eating lunch.
Make these wholesome, hearty recipes during these last fall days.
Actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the latter just 19 years old, both gave riveting performances in the remarkable film Blue Is the Warmest Color.
Evoking a sweet sense of nostalgia through personal memories and bouncy beats, the rapper’s latest release is the same, but more good.
Levy attempts to understand restaurants as a whole more than the cuisine they produce in his new film that features Chicago-based chef Grant Achatz.
Without insensitivity, this new work draws connections between football and war violence.
Ironically, despite the band’s reputation for intensely loud concerts, the two vocalists/guitarists “each said about 10 words on stage.”
The old food trucks have driven on. 57th Street and Ellis now host at least half a dozen newcomers—at these, it’s sometimes best to go hard on sauce, soft on salsa.
Chicago-native husband and husband artists Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller take a pink tube that they have been crocheting together for 10 years to the MCA.
Reflektor, the stellar band’s latest release, is far from a Funeral.
This weekend, see fab design at Navy Pier, gorge on fab pie in Hyde Park, and sample some fab theater workshops.