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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

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 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...→

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

A total of 76 Chicago Police officers and staff have now tested positive for coronavirus, the department said in a memo Thursday. Read full article: 76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have T...→

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Life-and-death decisions, 14-hour long days and families worried about their health. Those are among the things health care providers must contend with as city [...] Read full article: Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COV...→

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Three convenience stores were robbed in March in the Loop. In these incidents, one or two people enter the store and steal items, Chicago police said. When two [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Warn of String of Conveni...→

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Worried about doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Richard Beien saw an opportunity to jump into action, using 3D printers to cre [...] Read full article: Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Pr...→

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

Here's a reminder of what the theater community has done in the last five years. Read full article: COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but n...→

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Operas, Broadway musicals and more are available online in the wake of closures tied to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few things to check out from home. Read full article: Closure culture: Where to watch opera an...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts [...] Read full article: How to help arts and culture workers in ...→

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged young people to "take this seriously," but many ventured out to take par [...] Read full article: Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the ...→

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 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 -...→

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for A

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's co [...] Read full article: Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter a...→

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...→

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Brown was the obvious frontrunner — and the recommended choice of Police Board President Ghian Foreman — after the board announced a list of three finalists. Read full article: Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot ...→

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-mo

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-month international operation against the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which ha [...] Read full article: Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Ch...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Coronavirus cancellations have caused occupancy rates to plummet, an industry leader says. Read full article: Chicago hotels cutting staff, considerin...→

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Most of Denver's arts and culture institutions have shut down in response to the coronavirus. Read full article: Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Do...→

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced Intown arts and culture organizations to cancel or postpone their programming for at least the next two weeks. The Alli [...] Read full article: Coronavirus forces cancellations, postpo...→

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 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...→

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. G

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo is seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff. Read full article: Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at ...→

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...→

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday reported that the number of coronavirus cases within its officers and staff have risen to 64. Read full article: 64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have N...→

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Broadway and West End theatre, concert performances, opera and improv comedy are as close as your TV remote or lap [...] Read full article: Performing arts online: Bringing theater...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Chicago Medical Center on Thursday announced that it is moving to requiring masks for all staff as it takes on the next stages of the battle [...] Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center To ...→

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

He was charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct, and was released from custody on his own recognizance, according to court records. Read full article: Man arrested for coughing at front desk ...→

MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center

Much has happened since The Catastrophic Theatre produced Sam Shepard's Buried Child in 2016. We lost the American playwright last year and, only a month later [...] Read full article: MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department Tuesday unveiled the virtual reality headsets it will begin using to educate k [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

[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...→

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...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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 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

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...→

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

A total of 76 Chicago Police officers and staff have now tested positive for coronavirus, the department said in a memo Thursday. Read full article: 76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have T...→

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday reported that the number of coronavirus cases within its officers and staff have risen to 64. Read full article: 64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have N...→

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Three convenience stores were robbed in March in the Loop. In these incidents, one or two people enter the store and steal items, Chicago police said. When two [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Warn of String of Conveni...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Chicago Medical Center on Thursday announced that it is moving to requiring masks for all staff as it takes on the next stages of the battle [...] Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center To ...→

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

Here's a reminder of what the theater community has done in the last five years. Read full article: COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but n...→

MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center

Much has happened since The Catastrophic Theatre produced Sam Shepard's Buried Child in 2016. We lost the American playwright last year and, only a month later [...] Read full article: MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department Tuesday unveiled the virtual reality headsets it will begin using to educate k [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Coronavirus cancellations have caused occupancy rates to plummet, an industry leader says. Read full article: Chicago hotels cutting staff, considerin...→

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts [...] Read full article: How to help arts and culture workers in ...→

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...→

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced Intown arts and culture organizations to cancel or postpone their programming for at least the next two weeks. The Alli [...] Read full article: Coronavirus forces cancellations, postpo...→

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 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...→

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for A

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's co [...] Read full article: Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter 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 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...→

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Brown was the obvious frontrunner — and the recommended choice of Police Board President Ghian Foreman — after the board announced a list of three finalists. Read full article: Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot ...→

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Life-and-death decisions, 14-hour long days and families worried about their health. Those are among the things health care providers must contend with as city [...] Read full article: Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COV...→

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Broadway and West End theatre, concert performances, opera and improv comedy are as close as your TV remote or lap [...] Read full article: Performing arts online: Bringing theater...→

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Worried about doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Richard Beien saw an opportunity to jump into action, using 3D printers to cre [...] Read full article: Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Pr...→

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

He was charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct, and was released from custody on his own recognizance, according to court records. Read full article: Man arrested for coughing at front desk ...→

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-mo

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-month international operation against the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which ha [...] Read full article: Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Ch...→

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Operas, Broadway musicals and more are available online in the wake of closures tied to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few things to check out from home. Read full article: Closure culture: Where to watch opera an...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

[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...→

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Most of Denver's arts and culture institutions have shut down in response to the coronavirus. Read full article: Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Do...→

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged young people to "take this seriously," but many ventured out to take par [...] Read full article: Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the ...→

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 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...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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...→

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. G

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo is seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff. Read full article: Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at ...→

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 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...→

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

A total of 76 Chicago Police officers and staff have now tested positive for coronavirus, the department said in a memo Thursday. Read full article: 76 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have T...→

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot pick for Chicago top cop

Brown was the obvious frontrunner — and the recommended choice of Police Board President Ghian Foreman — after the board announced a list of three finalists. Read full article: Former Dallas police chief is Lightfoot ...→

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have Now Tested Positive For Coronavirus

The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday reported that the number of coronavirus cases within its officers and staff have risen to 64. Read full article: 64 Chicago Police Officers, Staff Have N...→

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COVID-19 Patients as Staff Logs Grueling Hours

Life-and-death decisions, 14-hour long days and families worried about their health. Those are among the things health care providers must contend with as city [...] Read full article: Chicago Hospital Braces for Surge of COV...→

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

Performing arts online: Bringing theater to socially-distancing audiences

In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Broadway and West End theatre, concert performances, opera and improv comedy are as close as your TV remote or lap [...] Read full article: Performing arts online: Bringing theater...→

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Chicago Police Warn of String of Convenience Store Robberies in Loop

Three convenience stores were robbed in March in the Loop. In these incidents, one or two people enter the store and steal items, Chicago police said. When two [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Warn of String of Conveni...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

University Of Chicago Medical Center To Require Masks For All Staff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Chicago Medical Center on Thursday announced that it is moving to requiring masks for all staff as it takes on the next stages of the battle [...] Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center To ...→

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Protect Hospital Staff During Coronavirus Pandemic

Worried about doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Richard Beien saw an opportunity to jump into action, using 3D printers to cre [...] Read full article: Chicago Man Using 3D Printers To Help Pr...→

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

Man arrested for coughing at front desk staff of Chicago police station

He was charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct, and was released from custody on his own recognizance, according to court records. Read full article: Man arrested for coughing at front desk ...→

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but not out

Here's a reminder of what the theater community has done in the last five years. Read full article: COVID-19 has Chicago theater down, but n...→

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-mo

Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The DEA led a six-month international operation against the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which ha [...] Read full article: Frank Main is a staff reporter at the Ch...→

MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center

Much has happened since The Catastrophic Theatre produced Sam Shepard's Buried Child in 2016. We lost the American playwright last year and, only a month later [...] Read full article: MATCH - Midtown Theater & Arts Center...→

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Closure culture: Where to watch opera and theater productions online

Operas, Broadway musicals and more are available online in the wake of closures tied to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few things to check out from home. Read full article: Closure culture: Where to watch opera an...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too 

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... The Fire Department Tuesday unveiled the virtual reality headsets it will begin using to educate k [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit arts and culture — and yes, Metro Times, too

The spread of COVID-19 — the potentially deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 175,049 people worldwide, and killed more t [...] Read full article: The coronavirus has disrupted Detroit ar...→

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Chicago hotels cutting staff, considering closure

Coronavirus cancellations have caused occupancy rates to plummet, an industry leader says. Read full article: Chicago hotels cutting staff, considerin...→

[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...→

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts [...] Read full article: How to help arts and culture workers in ...→

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Down Over Coronavirus

Most of Denver's arts and culture institutions have shut down in response to the coronavirus. Read full article: Denver's Arts and Culture Venues Shut Do...→

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...→

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged young people to "take this seriously," but many ventured out to take par [...] Read full article: Jake Wittich is a staff reporter at the ...→

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus forces cancellations, postponements of arts and culture events around Intown - Atlanta INtown Paper

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced Intown arts and culture organizations to cancel or postpone their programming for at least the next two weeks. The Alli [...] Read full article: Coronavirus forces cancellations, postpo...→

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 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...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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...→

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for A

Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's co [...] Read full article: Carlos Ballesteros is a staff reporter a...→

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. G

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo is seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff. Read full article: Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at ...→

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 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 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 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...→