Blair Thornburgh


Folk legend Wainwright still has old-school charm and sound

Loudon Wainwright III's concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music was full of macabre wit and humor.


April 19, 2011

Chicago welcomes Wiseau's new camp classic

The Room is becoming the best worst movie of our time.


February 15, 2011

Rennaissance Society gives minimalism maximum exposure

The Renaissance Society presents Gerard Byrne’s video installation as a window into the myth of the Minimalist movement.


January 14, 2011

Everyday Adventures examines the art of childhood

The Art Institute’s "Everyday Adventures Growing Up" peeks into the weird and wonderful world of picture-book art.


May 7, 2010

Gogol Bordello thinks globally, rocks locally

Immigrant punks take Chicago


April 27, 2010

Nerds get their revenge in Kick-Ass

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Nicolas Cage!


April 9, 2010

When The Ring and Monty Python collide: The Greatest Porno, EVER!!

Gorilla Tango's Porno proves lethally explicit


February 16, 2010

2nd Story comes down to First Floor Theater for night of storytelling

A play within a party.


January 29, 2010

One actress captures Didion's private suffering

“You sit down to dinner, and life as you know it ends.” So says Joan Didion in the Chicago premiere of The Year of Magical Thinking, a one-woman play performed by Mary Beth Fisher at the Court Theatre.


January 26, 2010