Frontline Perspectives: Restaurant Owners Discuss COVID-19’s Business Impact
Businesses are developing and experimenting with innovative tactics to help their restaurants and employees survive the pandemic.
Get Inside Yourself: A Review of Rachel DeWoskin’s Two Menus
Language—not just barriers, but its inadequacy—hisses its way thematically through Rachel DeWoskin’s poetry collection.
Gestures in Time: The Work of Hyun Jung Jun
Hyun Jung Jun’s art practice is all about process.
Cut From Her Own Cloth: The Most Spectacular Designs of Miss Izumi Inaba
"The design process is like breaking down elements. What's exciting in theater is you get to do it on real people and see it in real time."
Free Will Astrology: Week of April 9, 2020
ARIES: your fate will be very different from Moses'.
A Review of El Greco at the Art Institute of Chicago
It’s been 114 years since El Greco’s “Assumption of the Virgin” landed on Michigan Avenue.
Open-Hearted: A Review of Sahar Mustafah’s The Beauty of Your Face
This novel is as much about Chicago as the individuals inside the city.
Frontline Perspectives: Chefs Zoe Schor, Joe Frillman and Alisha Elenz Contemplate COVID-19
"There’s an obligation to be optimistic. There will be something after all this, and that’s what we need to plan for."
Panache, But Not Enough Potency: A Review of A Cat May Look On A Queen at The Green Gallery
The artwork seemed to lack enough gravity for this moment.
Dining and Drinking Top 5: April 2020
In the month of April, check out wine, pickles and a classic Chicago hot dog.
Creepy Men: A Review of Lori Rader-Day’s The Lucky One
Creepy men populate Lori Rader-Day’s new novel and not just garden-variety creepy men. They come in all shapes and sizes. Something bad is about to happen.
Keeping What You Need: Red Clay Dance Shifts the Celebration Online and Finds New Inspiration
"It’s good to reflect and look at everything and see if we’re at the root and purpose. Now we have a lot of time for planning and to interrogate some things."
Theater Top 5: April 2020
Dreams, deception, dirt, and more this month at theater.
Music Top 5: April 2020
Thom Yorke's third album is a collective of complex, often cinematic material, ranging across the compositional landscape from songs to suites.
Art Top 5: April 2020
Chicago's spring art season is in full swing, with an exhibition of Frida Kahlo's personal photos, a look at the city's artist-run spaces and much more.
Film Top 5: April 2020
Traversing the landscapes of high studio filmmaking; Lisboa; Kyiv; in the footsteps of adventurer Bruce Chatwin and in the mind of a troubled young nurse.
Ode to An Icon: A Review of John F. Hogan’s The Chicago Water Tower
By skillfully mixing historical facts with local lore, Hogan takes the reader back to shortly after the Civil War when Chicago was the new frontier.
A Multinational View: Designer Duro Olowu Boldly Mixes Art and Fashion at the MCA
In “Seeing Chicago,” Olowu creates a self-portrait of Chicago via the art and artists that the city has invested in.