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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

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 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 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 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...→

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

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

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 | Best of...→

Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of Tempestuous New Key Largo Theater Adaptation - LA Weekly

Playwright Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 play Key Largo, which was transformed into the classic 1948 film by director John Huston that starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, centers on a jaded Army veteran who eventually redeems himself in a standoff with mobsters at a Florida hotel as a hurricane approaches. In a new … Read full article: Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of ...→

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Richard L. Buick, 30, was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about 9:30 a.m. when a gunman approached him and fired shots outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the 400 block of North Laramie Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County m Read full article: Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot ou...→

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

Tim Bond, who has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and garnered acclaim for theater direction, succeeds Robert Kelley at TheatreWorks. Read full article: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found it...→

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...→

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

The artistic director of the Boston Children’s Theatre has resigned amid allegations from 17 former students of inappropriate behavior, according to a report. Burgess Clark, who has held his post a… Read full article: Boston youth theater director resigns am...→

Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life in Boobs - LA Weekly

Breasts are as much a comedy staple as penis jokes. But The Second City’s Life in Boobs isn’t about perpetuating male fantasies. Created by Jennifer Goodman and directed by Casey Christensen (with music by Rachael Lawrence), the musical comedy mixes monologues and scenes that look at the perky highs and sagging lows of our lady … Read full article: Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life...→

Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85

MOSCOW (AP) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions have been widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Moscow̵… Read full article: Russian theater and film director Mark Z...→

Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sisters in Law Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg - LA Weekly

Biographies on Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including O’Connor’s own memoirs, can fill shelves, but Linda Hirshman’s 2015 Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World is the only dual biography on the first and second female justice. Hirshman, a lawyer … Read full article: Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sis...→

Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holiday Jubilee Party at Wacko - LA Weekly

A Charles Phoenix event can be likened to your favorite dessert. It’s colorful, it’s tasty, it’s nostalgic and it’s good old fashioned fun. The launch of the beloved L.A. pop culture king’s latest coffee table book is sure to be no exception. His new book Holiday Jubilee celebrates Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more like only … Read full article: Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holid...→

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 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 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 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 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...→

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...→

Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly

“Sometimes the softest touch is enough to drive you the wildest/Caught in between another sleepless dream,” Pearl Charles coos invitingly on the title track of her 2018 album, Sleepless Dreamer. The native Los Angeles vocalist uses a soft touch as she wanders through a set of original pop, country and soul tunes such as “Long Hair” … Read full article: Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly...→

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 ...→

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Nov. 11 (UPI) — Former Detroit Lions wide receiver and No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Charles Rogers has died at 38 years old. Rogers’ death Read full article: Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charle...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Project: Luminous Streets - LA Weekly

In their new production Luminous Streets, the company not only highlight stories of downtown, they take the “stage” and the audience out into the neighborhood itself. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Projec...→

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle's Intiman Theatre announced Wednesday that the board and staff have come up with a plan to keep the theater open. Last week, Intiman Theatre had looked dangerously close to closing. The board had said that even though the theater... Read full article: Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staf...→

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

A teacher and theater director at Senn High School in the Edgewater neighborhood stood accused Tuesday of sexually abusing a student at the school for several years. Read full article: Senn High School Teacher, Theater Direct...→

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 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

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...→

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

The head of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled mental health program, ThriveNYC, claimed that it doesn’t have an abnormally high staff turnover rate — even though the plan’s own data says… Read full article: ThriveNYC director downplays program’s a...→

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...→

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

British theater director and presenter Jonathan Miller, the star of the 'œBeyond the Fringe' comedy revue, has died Read full article: UK theater director, producer Jonathan M...→

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

A request from Classic Cinemas to sell alcoholic beverages during shows at its St. Charles movie theater has prompted the city to consider creating a new liquor license classification. Read full article: St. Charles considers liquor license for...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

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...→

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Longtime Denver film programmer Keith Garcia has been promoted to be the artistic director of the Sie FilmCenter. Read full article: Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take A...→

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Hollywood writer-director Larry Charles issued a rallying call to the left on Wednesday and smeared the millions of Americans showing up at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies as paid and "hypnotized." Read full article: Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an...→

Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly

“Take your broken heart — and turn it into art.” That’s what Carrie Fisher once said about sadness and redemption, and she knew a thing or two about such things — hence the importance of Forbidden Love: A Musical Theater Cabaret. The performers in tonight’s cabaret will take all the ecstatic agonies of thwarted love, … Read full article: Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New Americana-themed A Play is a Poem - LA Weekly

Filmmaking siblings Ethan and Joel Cohen have demonstrated a certain elan in their collaborations on such films as Miller’s Crossing and True Grit. While their movies aren’t always as emotionally compelling as they are stylish, Ethan Cohen’s latest project, A Play Is a Poem — which is actually five otherwise unrelated short plays sharing Americana … Read full article: Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New American...→

CPS theater director sexually assaulted student inside Edgewater high school, prosecutors say

Joel Ewing, who has appeared in productions at several theaters in Chicago, allegedly had inappropriate contact with the girl starting when she was 15, prosecutors said. Read full article: CPS theater director sexually assaulted ...→

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

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

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 | Best of...→

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

British theater director and presenter Jonathan Miller, the star of the 'œBeyond the Fringe' comedy revue, has died Read full article: UK theater director, producer Jonathan M...→

Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly

“Sometimes the softest touch is enough to drive you the wildest/Caught in between another sleepless dream,” Pearl Charles coos invitingly on the title track of her 2018 album, Sleepless Dreamer. The native Los Angeles vocalist uses a soft touch as she wanders through a set of original pop, country and soul tunes such as “Long Hair” … Read full article: Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly...→

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Richard L. Buick, 30, was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about 9:30 a.m. when a gunman approached him and fired shots outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the 400 block of North Laramie Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County m Read full article: Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot ou...→

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Nov. 11 (UPI) — Former Detroit Lions wide receiver and No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Charles Rogers has died at 38 years old. Rogers’ death Read full article: Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charle...→

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...→

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Longtime Denver film programmer Keith Garcia has been promoted to be the artistic director of the Sie FilmCenter. Read full article: Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take A...→

Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life in Boobs - LA Weekly

Breasts are as much a comedy staple as penis jokes. But The Second City’s Life in Boobs isn’t about perpetuating male fantasies. Created by Jennifer Goodman and directed by Casey Christensen (with music by Rachael Lawrence), the musical comedy mixes monologues and scenes that look at the perky highs and sagging lows of our lady … Read full article: Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life...→

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Hollywood writer-director Larry Charles issued a rallying call to the left on Wednesday and smeared the millions of Americans showing up at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies as paid and "hypnotized." Read full article: Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an...→

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle's Intiman Theatre announced Wednesday that the board and staff have come up with a plan to keep the theater open. Last week, Intiman Theatre had looked dangerously close to closing. The board had said that even though the theater... Read full article: Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staf...→

Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85

MOSCOW (AP) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions have been widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Moscow̵… Read full article: Russian theater and film director Mark Z...→

Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New Americana-themed A Play is a Poem - LA Weekly

Filmmaking siblings Ethan and Joel Cohen have demonstrated a certain elan in their collaborations on such films as Miller’s Crossing and True Grit. While their movies aren’t always as emotionally compelling as they are stylish, Ethan Cohen’s latest project, A Play Is a Poem — which is actually five otherwise unrelated short plays sharing Americana … Read full article: Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New American...→

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

A teacher and theater director at Senn High School in the Edgewater neighborhood stood accused Tuesday of sexually abusing a student at the school for several years. Read full article: Senn High School Teacher, Theater Direct...→

Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holiday Jubilee Party at Wacko - LA Weekly

A Charles Phoenix event can be likened to your favorite dessert. It’s colorful, it’s tasty, it’s nostalgic and it’s good old fashioned fun. The launch of the beloved L.A. pop culture king’s latest coffee table book is sure to be no exception. His new book Holiday Jubilee celebrates Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more like only … Read full article: Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holid...→

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 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 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 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...→

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...→

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

The head of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled mental health program, ThriveNYC, claimed that it doesn’t have an abnormally high staff turnover rate — even though the plan’s own data says… Read full article: ThriveNYC director downplays program’s a...→

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 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 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: 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...→

Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of Tempestuous New Key Largo Theater Adaptation - LA Weekly

Playwright Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 play Key Largo, which was transformed into the classic 1948 film by director John Huston that starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, centers on a jaded Army veteran who eventually redeems himself in a standoff with mobsters at a Florida hotel as a hurricane approaches. In a new … Read full article: Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of ...→

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

A request from Classic Cinemas to sell alcoholic beverages during shows at its St. Charles movie theater has prompted the city to consider creating a new liquor license classification. Read full article: St. Charles considers liquor license for...→

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 ...→

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

Tim Bond, who has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and garnered acclaim for theater direction, succeeds Robert Kelley at TheatreWorks. Read full article: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found it...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

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...→

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...→

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

The artistic director of the Boston Children’s Theatre has resigned amid allegations from 17 former students of inappropriate behavior, according to a report. Burgess Clark, who has held his post a… Read full article: Boston youth theater director resigns am...→

Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Project: Luminous Streets - LA Weekly

In their new production Luminous Streets, the company not only highlight stories of downtown, they take the “stage” and the audience out into the neighborhood itself. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Projec...→

Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly

“Take your broken heart — and turn it into art.” That’s what Carrie Fisher once said about sadness and redemption, and she knew a thing or two about such things — hence the importance of Forbidden Love: A Musical Theater Cabaret. The performers in tonight’s cabaret will take all the ecstatic agonies of thwarted love, … Read full article: Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sisters in Law Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg - LA Weekly

Biographies on Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including O’Connor’s own memoirs, can fill shelves, but Linda Hirshman’s 2015 Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World is the only dual biography on the first and second female justice. Hirshman, a lawyer … Read full article: Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sis...→

CPS theater director sexually assaulted student inside Edgewater high school, prosecutors say

Joel Ewing, who has appeared in productions at several theaters in Chicago, allegedly had inappropriate contact with the girl starting when she was 15, prosecutors said. Read full article: CPS theater director sexually assaulted ...→

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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...→

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 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...→

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

ThriveNYC director downplays program’s abysmal staff retention rate

The head of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled mental health program, ThriveNYC, claimed that it doesn’t have an abnormally high staff turnover rate — even though the plan’s own data says… Read full article: ThriveNYC director downplays program’s a...→

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

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

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 | Best of...→

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...→

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

UK theater director, producer Jonathan Miller dies at 85

British theater director and presenter Jonathan Miller, the star of the 'œBeyond the Fringe' comedy revue, has died Read full article: UK theater director, producer Jonathan M...→

Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of Tempestuous New Key Largo Theater Adaptation - LA Weekly

Playwright Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 play Key Largo, which was transformed into the classic 1948 film by director John Huston that starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, centers on a jaded Army veteran who eventually redeems himself in a standoff with mobsters at a Florida hotel as a hurricane approaches. In a new … Read full article: Theater Pick: Andy Garcia Leads Cast of ...→

Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly

“Sometimes the softest touch is enough to drive you the wildest/Caught in between another sleepless dream,” Pearl Charles coos invitingly on the title track of her 2018 album, Sleepless Dreamer. The native Los Angeles vocalist uses a soft touch as she wanders through a set of original pop, country and soul tunes such as “Long Hair” … Read full article: Music Pick: Pearl Charles - LA Weekly...→

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

St. Charles considers liquor license for Charlestowne 18 movie theater

A request from Classic Cinemas to sell alcoholic beverages during shows at its St. Charles movie theater has prompted the city to consider creating a new liquor license classification. Read full article: St. Charles considers liquor license for...→

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

Richard L. Buick, 30, was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about 9:30 a.m. when a gunman approached him and fired shots outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the 400 block of North Laramie Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County m Read full article: Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot ou...→

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 ...→

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found its successor to artistic director Robert Kelley

Tim Bond, who has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and garnered acclaim for theater direction, succeeds Robert Kelley at TheatreWorks. Read full article: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has found it...→

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charles Rogers Dies at 38 | Breitbart

Nov. 11 (UPI) — Former Detroit Lions wide receiver and No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Charles Rogers has died at 38 years old. Rogers’ death Read full article: Ex-Lions Wide Receiver, No.2 Pick Charle...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

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...→

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 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...→

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take Artistic Director Jobs at Denver Film

Longtime Denver film programmer Keith Garcia has been promoted to be the artistic director of the Sie FilmCenter. Read full article: Keith Garcia and Matthew Campbell Take A...→

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

Boston youth theater director resigns amid accusations of kissing, touching students

The artistic director of the Boston Children’s Theatre has resigned amid allegations from 17 former students of inappropriate behavior, according to a report. Burgess Clark, who has held his post a… Read full article: Boston youth theater director resigns am...→

Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life in Boobs - LA Weekly

Breasts are as much a comedy staple as penis jokes. But The Second City’s Life in Boobs isn’t about perpetuating male fantasies. Created by Jennifer Goodman and directed by Casey Christensen (with music by Rachael Lawrence), the musical comedy mixes monologues and scenes that look at the perky highs and sagging lows of our lady … Read full article: Theater Pick: Examining a Bodacious Life...→

Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Project: Luminous Streets - LA Weekly

In their new production Luminous Streets, the company not only highlight stories of downtown, they take the “stage” and the audience out into the neighborhood itself. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Roots and Wings Projec...→

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an ‘Illusion’ with ‘Paid Hypnotized' Audience

Hollywood writer-director Larry Charles issued a rallying call to the left on Wednesday and smeared the millions of Americans showing up at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies as paid and "hypnotized." Read full article: Director Larry Charles: Trump Rallies an...→

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open

Seattle's Intiman Theatre announced Wednesday that the board and staff have come up with a plan to keep the theater open. Last week, Intiman Theatre had looked dangerously close to closing. The board had said that even though the theater... Read full article: Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staf...→

Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly

“Take your broken heart — and turn it into art.” That’s what Carrie Fisher once said about sadness and redemption, and she knew a thing or two about such things — hence the importance of Forbidden Love: A Musical Theater Cabaret. The performers in tonight’s cabaret will take all the ecstatic agonies of thwarted love, … Read full article: Theater Pick: Forbidden Love - LA Weekly...→

Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85

MOSCOW (AP) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions have been widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Moscow̵… Read full article: Russian theater and film director Mark Z...→

Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New Americana-themed A Play is a Poem - LA Weekly

Filmmaking siblings Ethan and Joel Cohen have demonstrated a certain elan in their collaborations on such films as Miller’s Crossing and True Grit. While their movies aren’t always as emotionally compelling as they are stylish, Ethan Cohen’s latest project, A Play Is a Poem — which is actually five otherwise unrelated short plays sharing Americana … Read full article: Theater Pick: Ethan Cohen's New American...→

Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sisters in Law Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg - LA Weekly

Biographies on Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including O’Connor’s own memoirs, can fill shelves, but Linda Hirshman’s 2015 Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World is the only dual biography on the first and second female justice. Hirshman, a lawyer … Read full article: Theater Pick: Exploring the lives of Sis...→

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

Senn High School Teacher, Theater Director Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Student At School

A teacher and theater director at Senn High School in the Edgewater neighborhood stood accused Tuesday of sexually abusing a student at the school for several years. Read full article: Senn High School Teacher, Theater Direct...→

CPS theater director sexually assaulted student inside Edgewater high school, prosecutors say

Joel Ewing, who has appeared in productions at several theaters in Chicago, allegedly had inappropriate contact with the girl starting when she was 15, prosecutors said. Read full article: CPS theater director sexually assaulted ...→

Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holiday Jubilee Party at Wacko - LA Weekly

A Charles Phoenix event can be likened to your favorite dessert. It’s colorful, it’s tasty, it’s nostalgic and it’s good old fashioned fun. The launch of the beloved L.A. pop culture king’s latest coffee table book is sure to be no exception. His new book Holiday Jubilee celebrates Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more like only … Read full article: Book Event Pick: Charles Phoenix's Holid...→