Ilana Kowarski


Ibsen adaptation hampered by preachy dialogue

Enemy of the People, Red Tape Theatre's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play, runs aground with stilted, didactic dialogue.


May 8, 2009

Cutting down original Carmen proves no tragedy for COT

With a spare set, modest costuming, and a small cast, the Chicago Opera Theater’s (COT) production of La Tragedie de Carmen compels its audience to focus on the pure beauty of the opera's music and story.


May 5, 2009

Williams paints from varied viewpoints

The Hyde Park Art Center's Julian Williams: Recent Paintings compels the viewer to put himself in the shoes of another person and see the world through his or her eyes.


May 1, 2009

Wilson’s poetry speaks nature’s enigmatic language

Voices had the opportunity to interview Emily Wilson, an up-and-coming poet, and get her perspective on her own poetry and poetry in general before she read from her most recent anthology, Micrographia, this Thursday at Rosenwald Hall.


April 28, 2009

Law and Medical schools rise in U.S. News rankings

The University of Chicago’s graduate programs again received high marks in rankings released by U.S. News and World Report Friday.


April 28, 2009

Goodman’s ghastly Ghostwritten mars Iizuka’s magic

Playwright Naomi Iizuka fills Ghostwritten with magic, but her trite, contrived script, illogical plot, and hackneyed characters fail to enchant her audience even when they want to be enchanted.


April 21, 2009

U of C prof starts an outdoor, cross-cultural Conversation

Curated by University of Chicago art history professor Wu Hung, A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculptures from China exposes a wide audience to contemporary Chinese art.


April 14, 2009

Schwimmer and other notables go to Town with Thornton Wilder’s drama

If you liked David Schwimmer as Ross in Friends, then you’ll love him as George in Lookingglass’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.


February 24, 2009

Student Dems, GOP debate climate change

The College Republicans and the UC Dems debated climate change last night, arguing on environmental policy and whether there is a significant environmental problem at all.


February 20, 2009

Shortcut: Lisa Hannigan—See Sew

After years of singing backup for big-name artists like Damien Rice and Snow Patrol, Ireland’s Lisa Hannigan makes her solo debut.


February 10, 2009