Dan Ackerman


Smart Exhibit Brings Chicago’s Postwar Monsters Home

"But for the same reason that this open-ended artistic process on display excites, it denies the viewer an experience of these artists’ works as polished final drafts . . ."


February 18, 2016

Tricks and treats in store at Music Box Theater horror movie marathon


October 22, 2015

Death of a Salesman: The end of Mad Men

After a controversial sixth season, AMC's slow-burning drama finds its footing again—even as Don Draper loses his.


April 15, 2014

In memoriam: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967–2014

"Although finding any kind of lesson in a death like this is more an exercise in projection than analysis, the effect that Hoffman’s death had on his audience is real, and it is important to understand why this death is particularly painful."


February 7, 2014