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Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Akeem Smith, a multidisciplinary studio artist, stylist and creative director, is creating an exhibition about the Jamaican dancehall scene he grew up in. Read full article: Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibitio...→

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress 312-341-2310 www.auditoriumtheatre.org @AuditoriumChgo Runner-Up Harris Theater... Read full article: Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2...→

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

The Mass Cultural Council is teaming up with the Massachusetts Health Connector to make arts and culture more accessible for thousands. Read full article: Program Makes Arts And Culture More Acce...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in the Age of Reagan - LA Weekly

Eminent film critic and cultural historian J. Hoberman’s new tome surveys the ideologies of the Hollywood blockbusters produced during the Reagan years. UCLA has curated a two-day series to accommodate this vital new work, titled Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan. The series kicks off with a double feature composed of … Read full article: Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in th...→

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Photography: Lisa Predko; Art Direction: Jamie Ramsay; Assisting: Brian Gladkowski; Retouching: Sarah Crump Read full article: Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | ...→

Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts Symposium - LA Weekly

Across two days of artist talks, performances, screenings, conversations, and multimedia presentations, topics examined include but are not limited to virtual reality, space science, botany, and robotics -- all entertained with a special arts-friendly point of view on the science, and vice versa. Read full article: Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts S...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia 773-227-4433 www.hideoutchicago.com @hideoutchicago Runner-Up UP Comedy Club... Read full article: Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicag...→

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture scene. Read full article: 10 notable developments in Seattle’s art...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Roll out the red carpet because luminaries from the world of cinema are heading to the Bayou City as Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes over ten area venues this month. Bun B is even in the mix; the multi-talented hip-hop artist is a board member for organizer Houston Cinema Arts... Read full article: Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 W...→

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis With its 2020 season, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925) is starting the... Read full article: The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits

Former students, colleagues and family of Donald Keene, known for his scholarship on Japanese literature, gathered to remember the late translator at Columbia University, where he’d previously studied and taught.... “This city needs to acknowledge that we Latinos don’t just put hot sauce on their tostadas but we also bring our music, hard work, pay taxes.” Latino New Yorkers spoke to El Diario about the biggest contributions the community makes to the Read full article: ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times

By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 4, 2019... By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 6, 2019  6:00 am Read full article: Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA Weekly

A new dimension in immersive art awaits you when you experience Moving Arts, an initiative of Theater at The Museum that involves the ongoing exhibitions and installations sprinkled throughout the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read full article: Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA ...→

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Akeem Smith, a multidisciplinary studio artist, stylist and creative director, is creating an exhibition about the Jamaican dancehall scene he grew up in. Read full article: Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibitio...→

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis With its 2020 season, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925) is starting the... Read full article: The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview...→

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia 773-227-4433 www.hideoutchicago.com @hideoutchicago Runner-Up UP Comedy Club... Read full article: Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicag...→

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

The Mass Cultural Council is teaming up with the Massachusetts Health Connector to make arts and culture more accessible for thousands. Read full article: Program Makes Arts And Culture More Acce...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in the Age of Reagan - LA Weekly

Eminent film critic and cultural historian J. Hoberman’s new tome surveys the ideologies of the Hollywood blockbusters produced during the Reagan years. UCLA has curated a two-day series to accommodate this vital new work, titled Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan. The series kicks off with a double feature composed of … Read full article: Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in th...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts Symposium - LA Weekly

Across two days of artist talks, performances, screenings, conversations, and multimedia presentations, topics examined include but are not limited to virtual reality, space science, botany, and robotics -- all entertained with a special arts-friendly point of view on the science, and vice versa. Read full article: Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts S...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress 312-341-2310 www.auditoriumtheatre.org @AuditoriumChgo Runner-Up Harris Theater... Read full article: Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2...→

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture scene. Read full article: 10 notable developments in Seattle’s art...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits

Former students, colleagues and family of Donald Keene, known for his scholarship on Japanese literature, gathered to remember the late translator at Columbia University, where he’d previously studied and taught.... “This city needs to acknowledge that we Latinos don’t just put hot sauce on their tostadas but we also bring our music, hard work, pay taxes.” Latino New Yorkers spoke to El Diario about the biggest contributions the community makes to the Read full article: ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times

By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 4, 2019... By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 6, 2019  6:00 am Read full article: Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Photography: Lisa Predko; Art Direction: Jamie Ramsay; Assisting: Brian Gladkowski; Retouching: Sarah Crump Read full article: Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | ...→

Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA Weekly

A new dimension in immersive art awaits you when you experience Moving Arts, an initiative of Theater at The Museum that involves the ongoing exhibitions and installations sprinkled throughout the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read full article: Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA ...→

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Roll out the red carpet because luminaries from the world of cinema are heading to the Bayou City as Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes over ten area venues this month. Bun B is even in the mix; the multi-talented hip-hop artist is a board member for organizer Houston Cinema Arts... Read full article: Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 W...→

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibition Will Focus on Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Akeem Smith, a multidisciplinary studio artist, stylist and creative director, is creating an exhibition about the Jamaican dancehall scene he grew up in. Read full article: Red Bull Arts’ First Traveling Exhibitio...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis With its 2020 season, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925) is starting the... Read full article: The 2020 Arts & Culture Preview...→

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress 312-341-2310 www.auditoriumtheatre.org @AuditoriumChgo Runner-Up Harris Theater... Read full article: Best venue for dance | Best of Chicago 2...→

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicago 2017 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia 773-227-4433 www.hideoutchicago.com @hideoutchicago Runner-Up UP Comedy Club... Read full article: Best venue for stand-up | Best of Chicag...→

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

Program Makes Arts And Culture More Accessible For Thousands In Mass.

The Mass Cultural Council is teaming up with the Massachusetts Health Connector to make arts and culture more accessible for thousands. Read full article: Program Makes Arts And Culture More Acce...→

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s

From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture scene. Read full article: 10 notable developments in Seattle’s art...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits

Former students, colleagues and family of Donald Keene, known for his scholarship on Japanese literature, gathered to remember the late translator at Columbia University, where he’d previously studied and taught.... “This city needs to acknowledge that we Latinos don’t just put hot sauce on their tostadas but we also bring our music, hard work, pay taxes.” Latino New Yorkers spoke to El Diario about the biggest contributions the community makes to the Read full article: ARTS and CULTURE Archives : City Limits...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times

By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 4, 2019... By Jerilyn Jordan Dec 6, 2019  6:00 am Read full article: Arts & Culture | Detroit Metro Times...→

Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in the Age of Reagan - LA Weekly

Eminent film critic and cultural historian J. Hoberman’s new tome surveys the ideologies of the Hollywood blockbusters produced during the Reagan years. UCLA has curated a two-day series to accommodate this vital new work, titled Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan. The series kicks off with a double feature composed of … Read full article: Movie Pick: Exploring Film Culture in th...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for Satellite of Lou Tribute - LA Weekly

Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Peers Orbit for ...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | Chicago Reader

Photography: Lisa Predko; Art Direction: Jamie Ramsay; Assisting: Brian Gladkowski; Retouching: Sarah Crump Read full article: Arts & Culture | Best of Chicago 2019 | ...→

Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene for DesignerCon - LA Weekly

If you ever want to see what’s at the forefront of popular culture, one of the surest ways to see what the culture is like at its most current and most obsessed is by going to DesignerCon. Each year, over 500 vendors and artists gather their wares and unleash them upon an unsuspecting public in … Read full article: Event Pick: Pop Culture Creators Convene...→

Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA Weekly

A new dimension in immersive art awaits you when you experience Moving Arts, an initiative of Theater at The Museum that involves the ongoing exhibitions and installations sprinkled throughout the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read full article: Theater Pick: Moving Arts at LACMA - LA ...→

Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts Symposium - LA Weekly

Across two days of artist talks, performances, screenings, conversations, and multimedia presentations, topics examined include but are not limited to virtual reality, space science, botany, and robotics -- all entertained with a special arts-friendly point of view on the science, and vice versa. Read full article: Event Pick: Free Radicals Fulcrum Arts S...→

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 With Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Roll out the red carpet because luminaries from the world of cinema are heading to the Bayou City as Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes over ten area venues this month. Bun B is even in the mix; the multi-talented hip-hop artist is a board member for organizer Houston Cinema Arts... Read full article: Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Apollo 11 W...→