A Surdna Foundation Award Allows Threewalls to Center and Support Artists of Color
"We no longer have to prove to foundations and donors that we way we work and the centering of ALAANA is valuable."
Strings Summit: A Preview of Keller Williams & The Keels at Park West
Williams says that when he plays with The Keels, the result doesn't sound like any of his—or their—other projects.
Declassifying Classical: Origin of Animal Heads a Genre-Bending Concert
The term “classical” came from an architectural movement in the 18th century. We've never been able to shake it off, let alone come up with a fun new name.
With New Eyes: A Review of “Surround Sound: Reflections and Profiles by The Students of 826CHI at the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival”
A quick, entertaining read that brims with personality in each of its individual pieces.
Theater Top 5: January 2020
Start your New Year right with these provocative premieres.
Adults at Play: A Review of Forts: Adult Night at Filament Theatre
Filament kindly offers a theatrical experience designed to bring the inner child out of any tired and overworked adult.
Like Pyramids to the Boom Years: Fashion Outlets of Chicago Brings Museum-Quality Art to the Public
Fashion Outlets of Chicago serves as an out-of-the-ordinary place for folks to encounter artwork in their everyday life.
Dissolving the Boundaries Between Art and Life: A Review of Lenore Tawney at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Lenore Tawney exemplified the Bauhaus’ precept to dissolve the boundaries between art and life.
Powerless: A Review of Miranda Popkey’s Novel “Topics of Conversation”
Popkey's novel weaves together a series of narratives that happen over the course of the unnamed protagonist’s post-college life.
Questioning Value: A Review of Commons Artist Project at the MCA
The Commons Artist Project takes the museum out of its confines and brings it to the public.
Four Disability Anthologies That Are Actually Authentic: A Review of “About Us,” “Firsts,” “Nothing Without Us” and “Defying Doomsday”
While this isn't an exhaustive list, here are some books written by disabled people, for disabled people.
In Media Rescue: Sam Mendes on 1917
The heartbeat of two soldiers racing against time in World War I.
Tastemakers and Influencers: A Closer Look at Two Design Exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago
Design is everywhere—in a cloud, in a wall, in a chair, and at an innovative weaving workshop.
Winter Theater Preview: 2020 Edition
A glimpse of that which keeps our spirits and earthly substances nourished.
Art Top 5: January 2020
January's exhibition highlights include Alex Katz's antidote to winter, and group exhibitions looking at feminine representation, AI and non-Western modernism.
A Fragile Life: A Review of “Degrees of Difficulty” by Julie E. Justicz
Every family faces challenges, but the Novotny family seems to have more than they can bear.
Music Top 5: January 2020
Self-proclaimed “beat scientist” McCraven leads a topflight ensemble of some of the city’s premier players in a sociopolitical themed multimedia program.
Dining & Drinking Top 5: January 2020
Things to do in January besides recover from the Christmas/NYE hangover.