Ben Sigrist


Art paints sardonic portrait of friendships on the brink

The Steppenwolf's latest fosters compassion for the most unlikable characters and honestly questions the influence that art has over people.


February 17, 2009

Latin American photos mingle magic, reality

DePaul Art Museum's new photo exhibit portrays subjects as personally affecting as they are unfamiliar.


February 3, 2009

Family strife, nervy acting make Duck soar

Court Theatre's adaptation of The Wild Duck does justice to Ibsen’s complex script, while offering some creative innovations.


January 27, 2009

Inuit cold blood: Eerie Eskimo bogeymen haunt Private Lives

Missing Steppenwolf's production of Kafka on the Shore? Try out this gem from The Mill Theatre.


January 13, 2009

Platypus guides Prozak through problems with parentals

The dreams of platypuses are the subject of UT's Prozak and the Platypus.


December 2, 2008

Christmas Carol depresses and impresses

Dublin Carol, Steppenwolf Theatre’s new one-act production, is a play for the not-so-jolly kind of Christmas.


November 18, 2008

Shea pens poetry from Chicago to Japan

In an e-mail interview, Chicago poet James Shea discussed everything that is important to poets: cookies, pizza stones, and poetry too.


November 11, 2008

NYPD flick with Norton and Farrell gets no glory

Only those who are absolutely sick of Law and Order reruns and are craving even a barely functional police drama might be satisfied by this film.


October 24, 2008

Festival celebrates epics, economists, and emergence

One of the focal points of the Chicago Humanities Festival will be this Saturday’s Hyde Park Day.


October 10, 2008