Ilana Kowarski


Sand Castle’s cast stands strong in face of intimidating script

Lanford Wilson's drama about friendship and family falls into the capable hands of Theatre Seven of Chicago.


January 13, 2009

Precocious Blitstein chirps awhile about value of following your own path

Chicago native Jonathan Blitstein fought against the odds to become one of the youngest filmmakers ever to write, direct, and produce a feature film.


December 2, 2008

Mature acting, direction drive UT production

Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, How I Learned to Drive tries to illustrate what Lolita would look like if told from the title character’s perspective. University Theater manages a production of the play relatively free of the heebie-jeebies.


November 21, 2008

Fresh-faced Sklar takes Elder and company on tour

Todd Sklar, indie filmmaker and founder of Range Life Entertainment, leads his Box Elder and three other films to the Gene Siskel Film Center as part of a 22-city tour.


November 14, 2008

History panel probes question of race after election

History doctoral students and a Chicago activist spoke at a roundtable discussion sponsored by the History Department and CAPS on Wednesday about the role that history played in this week’s election.


November 7, 2008

Hyde Park airs concern over UCPD’s working relationship with community

“The relationship between the University and the community has a lot of room for improvement,” said third-year Stephanie Zwiebel, citing what she perceived as a lack of University “subtlety” and communal focus in its dealings with the community.


November 4, 2008

U of C police chief unveils latest plans to foster campus safety

University of Chicago Police Department executive director Rudolph Nimocks spoke to students Wednesday about his plans for the University’s safety, including installing security cameras and mandating a card-swipe system for entry into some buildings.


October 31, 2008

Alumni’s election webcast to feature viewer content, drinking contests

Those looking for “fair and balanced” election-night coverage might want to stay away from the Pilsen Interactive Media Project, a live webcast led by two U of C alums who promise to drink a shot for every battleground state Obama wins on November 4.


October 28, 2008

Steppenwolf's casting confuses Menagerie

The Steppenwolf production of The Glass Menagerie conveys the play's theme of pain, even though it fails to accurately convey the world Tennessee Williams was trying to create.


October 28, 2008