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Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

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...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

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...→

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

With the season on hiatus indefinitely, the San Francisco Giants added an additional $700,000 to the $1 million fund to aid Oracle Park event employees. Read full article: SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park...→

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

"The offer will run through April 17, and then we’ll re-evaluate it and see what the world looks like and what the need is," says a spokeswoman for the Hyde Pa [...] Read full article: Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical st...→

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

A judge who presides over children's cases in Monterey Park is under a self-quarantine after showing symptoms of coronavirus. Read full article: Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, St...→

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 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 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 a [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

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 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 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

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 | Best...→

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...→

Best off-Loop theater company

Best off-Loop theater company

Steppenwolf   Runner-Up Ghostlight Ensemble   Finalists: Otherworld, Above the Law... Read full article: Best off-Loop theater company...→

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings her middle-grade novel, “Prairie Lotus,” to Magers & Quinn this week. Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House o [...] Read full article: Literary pick of the week: Newbery medal...→

Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breathes New Life Into Classic Movies on Stage - LA Weekly

In this presumably enlightened modern era, people of color are often invisible in films beyond being portrayed with the usual hoary stereotypes, and remain ser [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breath...→

Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded Take on Frankenstein - LA Weekly

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has long been beloved in many forms — from novel to film to pop culture figure — and The Wallis’ new production seeks to take the t [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded...→

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.... About an hour after the crash, the SUV could be seen turned [...] Read full article: SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park...→

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Qin Zheng was last seen Tuesday in the 5500 block of West Wilson Avenue. Read full article: Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park...→

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michael Mika died Thursday at Northwest Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Read full article: Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at N...→

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 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 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...→

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 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...→

Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching Baseball Bat Robs Park West Bank - Times of San Diego

Authorities are asking the public to help identify a masked man wielding an aluminum baseball bat who robbed a Park West-area bank Tuesday. Read full article: Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching...→

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...→

Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly

Taking as its narrative structure a view of history from the point of view of a house, whose inhabitants come and go as the highs and lows of life and death un [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: What the Constitution Means to Me - LA Weekly

“The Constitution means squat!” Anyone who watched the recent impeachment trial would not be faulted for feeling like this is the consensus with our current go [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: What the Constitution Mean...→

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side. Read full article: SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park...→

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

His first full season as artistic director of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre wasn’t to end until this summer, but the theater’s board of directors voted Oct. 1 [...] Read full article: St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties...→

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Closed, Staff Paid, Adds Butterfly Jungle Cam - Times of San Diego

The closures of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park were extended indefinitely Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials said all employees will be paid [...] Read full article: San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Close...→

[Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - LA Weekly

The ever popular, always exciting Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Music Center with a slate of three programs. Read full article: [Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey Amer...→

Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ premieres, closes in DC | WTOP

The historic Uptown Theater has closed in the Cleveland Park area of Northwest D.C. WTOP confirmed the closure by calling the box office on Thursday night, but [...] Read full article: Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’...→

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 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...→

Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez - LA Weekly

Playwright Luis Valdez gained widespread attention with his 1979 play Zoot Suit — the first Chicano play to run on Broadway — which focused on the so-called Zo [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez -...→

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 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. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point Break Live! - LA Weekly

Point Break Live! is back, bruh. The madcap live-action stage show, which made a name for itself back in 2007, was one of the first movie spoof hits, ushering [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point ...→

Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion of Cages - LA Weekly

Cynicism is so last decade. It’s all earnestness and positivity going forward. Cages, an ambitious, the genre-defying multimedia musical from Woolf and the Won [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion ...→

Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival - LA Weekly

Now in its 19th (!) year, Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival features five short plays written, directed and “courageously-erected” in just two sho [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive...→

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

With the season on hiatus indefinitely, the San Francisco Giants added an additional $700,000 to the $1 million fund to aid Oracle Park event employees. Read full article: SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park...→

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Closed, Staff Paid, Adds Butterfly Jungle Cam - Times of San Diego

The closures of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park were extended indefinitely Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials said all employees will be paid [...] Read full article: San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Close...→

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

A judge who presides over children's cases in Monterey Park is under a self-quarantine after showing symptoms of coronavirus. Read full article: Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, St...→

[Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - LA Weekly

The ever popular, always exciting Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Music Center with a slate of three programs. Read full article: [Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey Amer...→

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 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 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 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...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez - LA Weekly

Playwright Luis Valdez gained widespread attention with his 1979 play Zoot Suit — the first Chicano play to run on Broadway — which focused on the so-called Zo [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez -...→

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 | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

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

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 | Best...→

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. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching Baseball Bat Robs Park West Bank - Times of San Diego

Authorities are asking the public to help identify a masked man wielding an aluminum baseball bat who robbed a Park West-area bank Tuesday. Read full article: Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching...→

Best off-Loop theater company

Best off-Loop theater company

Steppenwolf   Runner-Up Ghostlight Ensemble   Finalists: Otherworld, Above the Law... Read full article: Best off-Loop theater company...→

Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point Break Live! - LA Weekly

Point Break Live! is back, bruh. The madcap live-action stage show, which made a name for itself back in 2007, was one of the first movie spoof hits, ushering [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point ...→

Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly

Taking as its narrative structure a view of history from the point of view of a house, whose inhabitants come and go as the highs and lows of life and death un [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breathes New Life Into Classic Movies on Stage - LA Weekly

In this presumably enlightened modern era, people of color are often invisible in films beyond being portrayed with the usual hoary stereotypes, and remain ser [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breath...→

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side. Read full article: SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park...→

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.... About an hour after the crash, the SUV could be seen turned [...] Read full article: SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park...→

Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion of Cages - LA Weekly

Cynicism is so last decade. It’s all earnestness and positivity going forward. Cages, an ambitious, the genre-defying multimedia musical from Woolf and the Won [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion ...→

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

His first full season as artistic director of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre wasn’t to end until this summer, but the theater’s board of directors voted Oct. 1 [...] Read full article: St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties...→

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Qin Zheng was last seen Tuesday in the 5500 block of West Wilson Avenue. Read full article: Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park...→

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

"The offer will run through April 17, and then we’ll re-evaluate it and see what the world looks like and what the need is," says a spokeswoman for the Hyde Pa [...] Read full article: Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical st...→

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michael Mika died Thursday at Northwest Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Read full article: Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at N...→

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...→

Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ premieres, closes in DC | WTOP

The historic Uptown Theater has closed in the Cleveland Park area of Northwest D.C. WTOP confirmed the closure by calling the box office on Thursday night, but [...] Read full article: Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’...→

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 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 a [...] 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 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 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 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 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...→

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...→

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings her middle-grade novel, “Prairie Lotus,” to Magers & Quinn this week. Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House o [...] Read full article: Literary pick of the week: Newbery medal...→

Theater Pick: What the Constitution Means to Me - LA Weekly

“The Constitution means squat!” Anyone who watched the recent impeachment trial would not be faulted for feeling like this is the consensus with our current go [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: What the Constitution Mean...→

Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded Take on Frankenstein - LA Weekly

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has long been beloved in many forms — from novel to film to pop culture figure — and The Wallis’ new production seeks to take the t [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded...→

Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival - LA Weekly

Now in its 19th (!) year, Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival features five short plays written, directed and “courageously-erected” in just two sho [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive...→

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park event staff

With the season on hiatus indefinitely, the San Francisco Giants added an additional $700,000 to the $1 million fund to aid Oracle Park event employees. Read full article: SF Giants raise $700,000 for Oracle Park...→

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Closed, Staff Paid, Adds Butterfly Jungle Cam - Times of San Diego

The closures of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park were extended indefinitely Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials said all employees will be paid [...] Read full article: San Diego Zoo, Safari Park Staying Close...→

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical staff free rooms to aid in coronavirus fight

"The offer will run through April 17, and then we’ll re-evaluate it and see what the world looks like and what the need is," says a spokeswoman for the Hyde Pa [...] Read full article: Hyde Park hotel offers U of C medical st...→

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, Staff Directed To Self-Quarantine

A judge who presides over children's cases in Monterey Park is under a self-quarantine after showing symptoms of coronavirus. Read full article: Monterey Park Children's Court Judge, St...→

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michael Mika died Thursday at Northwest Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Read full article: Jefferson Park man dies of COVID-19 at N...→

[Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - LA Weekly

The ever popular, always exciting Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Music Center with a slate of three programs. Read full article: [Cancelled] Dance Pick: Alvin Ailey Amer...→

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 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...→

Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ premieres, closes in DC | WTOP

The historic Uptown Theater has closed in the Cleveland Park area of Northwest D.C. WTOP confirmed the closure by calling the box office on Thursday night, but [...] Read full article: Uptown Theater, historic host of ‘2001,’...→

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: 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 a [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

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...→

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 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 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...→

Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez - LA Weekly

Playwright Luis Valdez gained widespread attention with his 1979 play Zoot Suit — the first Chicano play to run on Broadway — which focused on the so-called Zo [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Actos of Luis Valdez -...→

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: 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 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 | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

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

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 | 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...→

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. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

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...→

Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching Baseball Bat Robs Park West Bank - Times of San Diego

Authorities are asking the public to help identify a masked man wielding an aluminum baseball bat who robbed a Park West-area bank Tuesday. Read full article: Thief in 'Theater-Style' Mask, Clutching...→

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...→

Best off-Loop theater company

Best off-Loop theater company

Steppenwolf   Runner-Up Ghostlight Ensemble   Finalists: Otherworld, Above the Law... Read full article: Best off-Loop theater company...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point Break Live! - LA Weekly

Point Break Live! is back, bruh. The madcap live-action stage show, which made a name for itself back in 2007, was one of the first movie spoof hits, ushering [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Rowdy Return of Point ...→

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Literary pick of the week: Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings ‘Prairie Lotus’ to Magers & Quinn

Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park brings her middle-grade novel, “Prairie Lotus,” to Magers & Quinn this week. Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House o [...] Read full article: Literary pick of the week: Newbery medal...→

Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly

Taking as its narrative structure a view of history from the point of view of a house, whose inhabitants come and go as the highs and lows of life and death un [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: HOME - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breathes New Life Into Classic Movies on Stage - LA Weekly

In this presumably enlightened modern era, people of color are often invisible in films beyond being portrayed with the usual hoary stereotypes, and remain ser [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: "The Black Version" Breath...→

Theater Pick: What the Constitution Means to Me - LA Weekly

“The Constitution means squat!” Anyone who watched the recent impeachment trial would not be faulted for feeling like this is the consensus with our current go [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: What the Constitution Mean...→

Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded Take on Frankenstein - LA Weekly

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has long been beloved in many forms — from novel to film to pop culture figure — and The Wallis’ new production seeks to take the t [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded...→

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side. Read full article: SUV Crashes Into Home in Jefferson Park...→

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park

A 51-year-old man crashed his SUV into a home Wednesday in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side.... About an hour after the crash, the SUV could be seen turned [...] Read full article: SUV crashes into home in Jefferson Park...→

Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion of Cages - LA Weekly

Cynicism is so last decade. It’s all earnestness and positivity going forward. Cages, an ambitious, the genre-defying multimedia musical from Woolf and the Won [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: The Baroque Pop Immersion ...→

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties with artistic director, eliminates position

His first full season as artistic director of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre wasn’t to end until this summer, but the theater’s board of directors voted Oct. 1 [...] Read full article: St. Paul’s Park Square Theater cuts ties...→

Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival - LA Weekly

Now in its 19th (!) year, Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival features five short plays written, directed and “courageously-erected” in just two sho [...] Read full article: Theater Pick: Zombie Joe’s 50 Hour Drive...→

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park

Qin Zheng was last seen Tuesday in the 5500 block of West Wilson Avenue. Read full article: Woman, 55, missing from Jefferson Park...→