In the newest play at the Goodman Theatre, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives a look into this topic by giving us an intimate look into the fictional life of a black woman in early-Hollywood.
Seek and Ye Shall Find is a refreshing and vastly entertaining 72 minutes of pretentious-free storytelling.
Baconfest Chicago, a bacon wonderland where more than 120 chefs serve creative (and most importantly delicious) bacon-inspired dishes to thousands of bacon-loving fans, celebrated its fifth year in the Windy City.
One hundred percent of the previous 2nd Ward is not included in the new 2nd Ward, which resembles a plate of under-cooked spaghetti. Nevertheless, the show must go on so for these words, I will be sightseeing the old 2nd Ward.
Chicago, there are so many other images that can symbolize you more succinctly, more accurately, more artfully.
Anything Goes is one of those shows that never takes itself too seriously. It isn't afraid to get a little bawdy and bend the rules -- but it always comes out on top, full of class, champagne bubbles and loads of style.
Set in late 1930s Chicago, the musical, written by John O'Hara with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, presents the life of Joey Evans, a charismatic, second-rate nightclub performer who uses his manipulative charms to win over the wealthy and married Vera Simpson.
Zakopane has been, and will probably always be, my fave Chicago bar.
I caught up with Martin Atkins -- who's best known for drumming in some of the most influential post-punk and industrial bands, including Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface (Trent Reznor) and Killing Joke -- about what he's got on deck for his keynote to wrap CIMMfest.
The spring Gilt Warehouse Sale treated Chicago fashionistas to insider prices for luxury brands of the newest shoe styles, jewelry, suits, accessories, and outerwear for men, women, and children.
This year, the fest's estimated to more than double last year's number of 8,500 attendees, attracting both locals and out-of-towners to a slew of venues across the city for four days of screenings, concerts and panels that runs from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Brutal honesty. That's playwright Samuel D. Hunter's razor-sharp focus in his deeply significant play, The Whale.
Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.
Flux Pavilion, British DJ and producer, made a pit stop at Chicago's Congress Theater along with Torro Torro and Carnage for a night of electronic dance music and hypnotic light displays.