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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 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...→

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...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

The Chicago casino will raise far less money for the city than originally promised. Read full article: Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chi...→

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

From ingenious new works to profound revivals of classics, theatergoers were presented with thousands of works over the course of the decade. Read full article: Some highlights in Chicago theater from ...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

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 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

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 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...→

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

One country. Multiple Cities. Countless experiences. Travel website Culture Trip shares its favorite loops in Japan, Colombia, Mexico and more. Read full article: Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop”...→

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 ...→

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...→

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...→

Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical Inspired by the Film - LA Weekly

Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film is back to puncture your heart and tickle your funny bone. The dinner theater experience presented by The Fuse Project re-imagines Tim Burton’s classic film starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder for the small stage, and it was such a huge hit during the holidays last year, they … Read full article: Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical In...→

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 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 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 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...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

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 ...→

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 | ...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

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...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

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 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 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...→

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...→

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 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...→

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

NBC 5's Patrick Fazio sits down with program council member Malcolm Banks to discuss a program that through Urban Gateways, allows teenagers from ages 13 to 19, for just $5, to see live performing arts at Chicago venues.  Read full article: 'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Perf...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical Inspired by the Film - LA Weekly

Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film is back to puncture your heart and tickle your funny bone. The dinner theater experience presented by The Fuse Project re-imagines Tim Burton’s classic film starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder for the small stage, and it was such a huge hit during the holidays last year, they … Read full article: Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical In...→

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

From ingenious new works to profound revivals of classics, theatergoers were presented with thousands of works over the course of the decade. Read full article: Some highlights in Chicago theater from ...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

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 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 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...→

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 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 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...→

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...→

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: 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 ...→

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...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

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...→

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

The Chicago casino will raise far less money for the city than originally promised. Read full article: Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chi...→

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...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

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: 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 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 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...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

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 ...→

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

One country. Multiple Cities. Countless experiences. Travel website Culture Trip shares its favorite loops in Japan, Colombia, Mexico and more. Read full article: Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop”...→

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

NBC 5's Patrick Fazio sits down with program council member Malcolm Banks to discuss a program that through Urban Gateways, allows teenagers from ages 13 to 19, for just $5, to see live performing arts at Chicago venues.  Read full article: 'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Perf...→

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...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

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...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chicago Reader

The Chicago casino will raise far less money for the city than originally promised. Read full article: Safe bet, sucker deal | On Culture | Chi...→

Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical Inspired by the Film - LA Weekly

Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film is back to puncture your heart and tickle your funny bone. The dinner theater experience presented by The Fuse Project re-imagines Tim Burton’s classic film starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder for the small stage, and it was such a huge hit during the holidays last year, they … Read full article: Theater Pick: Scissorhands- A Musical In...→

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...→

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

From ingenious new works to profound revivals of classics, theatergoers were presented with thousands of works over the course of the decade. Read full article: Some highlights in Chicago theater from ...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

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 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...→

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 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 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 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...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

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...→

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop” destinations for 2020

One country. Multiple Cities. Countless experiences. Travel website Culture Trip shares its favorite loops in Japan, Colombia, Mexico and more. Read full article: Travel: Culture Trip’s top 7 “city loop”...→

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 | ...→

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Performing Arts Across Chicago

NBC 5's Patrick Fazio sits down with program council member Malcolm Banks to discuss a program that through Urban Gateways, allows teenagers from ages 13 to 19, for just $5, to see live performing arts at Chicago venues.  Read full article: 'Teen Arts Pass': Experiencing Live Perf...→

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 ...→