Ruben Montiel


Destroyer trades lyrical depth for disco ambiance

As a whole, Kaputt is a bold and clever record, and a radical departure from Destroyer’s earlier work.


February 1, 2011

Pat Metheny brings new meaning to "wall of sound"

Metheny's magnificent machine mimicked many musicians May 10 during the Chicago stop of his tour


May 21, 2010

Shortcuts—Christian Scott, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow is Scott’s most fully-realized, listenable, and mature record to date.


April 23, 2010

With Steppenwolf's Buffalo, don't expect to get nickeled and dimed

Mamet's new play explores the consequences of relentless pursuits


January 8, 2010

Victors write history: Plouffe records Obama campaign strategy

David Plouffe talks about what it takes to win a presidential election.


November 13, 2009

Model shows that ideas and idealism shape Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's exhibit examines the ideological conception of the city.


November 6, 2009

Chicago Film Festival

Students hoping to catch the latest films drawing Oscar buzz or to see movie stars in real life will be hard-pressed to find a better option this month, or even this year, than the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), which opened its 45th ye…


October 9, 2009

Dean’s Shrew keeps the Bard on the edge

For those wanting to brush up on the Shakespeare behind their favorite romantic comedy, or for those wanting a show on a beautiful night al fresco, the Dean’s Men and The Taming of the Shrew are sure to please.


May 29, 2009

Palahniuk's social satire sears, but characters leave us cold

Chuck Palahniuk's latest book, Pygmy, follows the well-tread path of biting social satire common to his novels, as it attacks the terrorism-fueled xenophobia peculiar to America.


May 19, 2009

Shortcuts—Branford Marsalis Quartet

The Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the tightest groups of jazz musicians working today, and the Quartet’s new release, Metamorphosen, is a technical, if not always subtle, tour de force.


April 24, 2009