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Plus: Tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and new band CB Radio Gorgeous combine several flavors of nervy punk. [Read More]
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Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, is well-known for being a "literary" act. The description is fitting: front man Dan Bejar's lyrics feel like symbolist poetry, with... [Read More]
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Fun game: make an 80s hard-rock/hair-metal/stadium-goth/early-thrash-metal playlist, sneak a track by LA's contemporary Black Veil Brides onto it, and see if anyone notices. Bonus points... [Read More]
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Also, a record 55 million tourists visited Chicago in 2017. [Read More]
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Inside the audition process for the Blue Man Group... [Read More]
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The latest from Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra is an inspired Hitchcockian thriller. [Read More]
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Decades after Royko started writing about the "Lincoln Park Pirates," the company still racks up complaints from consumers claiming they were illegally towed. [Read More]
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Bluesman Daddy Stovepipe was born during Reconstruction and lived long enough to be "rediscovered" in 1960, during the folk-music revival. [Read More]
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It appears that Chicago is one of the regions unable to access the museum-selfie app that's gone viral this week. [Read More]
J.B. Pritzker and Daniel Biss both say the 1997 law needs to go. [Read More]
LOVE, SEX, AND THE I.R.S. A Company of Faces at the Calo Theatre Jon and Kate are engaged to be married in two weeks. Kate,... [Read More]
Gage Park taqueria specializing in the food of Durango. [Read More]
But it can't find the right words. [Read More]
The daily dig through the Reader archives turns up a moving video and story about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in Chicago. [Read More]
A reading from The Selfie Generation, the literary bout Write Club, and more goings-on January 15-18... [Read More]
Dear men of Chicago comedy: We can do better. [Read More]
Mayor Daley's had a great run over the last few weeks. Since leaving office May 16, he has, let's see, landed a gig at the... [Read More]
Also, public health officials warn passengers about a possible measles exposure at O'Hare. [Read More]
Natalia Cardenas of Balena makes a deliciously leguminous adult beverage. [Read More]
A festival of ten-minute plays and an interactive kids' show are among this week's best bets. [Read More]
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