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#IdeasDay Was Our Great Idea, Celebrate by Sharing Yours!

Three years ago, Chicago Ideas had epiphany. With holidays for saints, parents, pizza and meteorologically-gifted groundhogs, somehow no one had dedicated a day to ideas. A light bulb lit up and we celebrated the first Ideas Day on Thomas...Show More Summary

Greatest Hits: 10 Notable Episodes From The First 10 Years Of Dynasty Podcasts

Back in summer of 2005, I launched Dynasty Podcasts as Chicago's first ever and longest-running music podcast. Over the last ten years, I've been fortunate enough to conduct interviews with some genuinely remarkable artists and industry figures from the Chicago music community. Show More Summary

Chicago Rapper Raises $60K for the Homeless in 10 Days

Chicago's rising star artist Chance the Rapper went to Twitter this Christmas to announce "Warmest Winter Chicago" (a partnership between Chance and the Empowerment Plan to bring 1,000 coats to Chicago's homeless) had raised almost $60 thousand in only 10 days. Show More Summary

Blogger Attacked In Defamation Lawsuit

A Canadian blogger is under attack, accused of defamation by an Ontario based consulting firm. Mark Silverthorn is currently being sued by New Beginnings Debt Consulting for $100,000. Along with monetary compensation, the lawsuit also demands he remove his blog posts about the company. Show More Summary

An Interview with Corinne Peterson: Healing the Split

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" -- Maya Angelou Exposing truth, sharing untold stories, and releasing traumatic adversity can serve as a mental and emotional cleansing. In The Cairn Project, by Corinne Peterson, participants...

If Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is Not Chicago's True Story, What is?

On the December 4, the date Spike Lee's Chi-Raq was due to be released, Chance The Rapper took to Twitter to voice his lack of support for the film. And as a young, popular artist who has received accolades from the city for his work with inner-city Chicago youth, his voice rings loudly. Show More Summary

Lots of Children Left Behind

The natives were restless Thursday night at Audubon Elementary School in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Hundreds of them -- Chicago Public Schools parents, teachers and principals -- sat shoulder-to-shoulder on folding chairs...Show More Summary

"Circus Without Borders" Free Film Screening Tonight

Circus Without Borders Trailer from Northern Light Productions on Vimeo. Join the Pulitzer Center for a free screening of the documentary Circus Without Borders at CircEsteem in Chicago, on Friday December 4. Friday, December 4 8:00 pm 4730 N. Show More Summary

A Town Called Brzostek Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.Show More Summary

Dive into Cinematic Theater with National Theatre Live

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Going into this production, I was skeptical about whether theater could be as beguiling on screen as when it's performed live. With the atmosphere of the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N. Southport Ave., I was hooked into the...

Steppenwolf's 1984 Recreates Dystopian World of the Past...and the Present

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photos by Joe Mazza, Brave Lux Inc. WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH This slogan of the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) in George Orwell's novel, 1984, sums up the themes of Newspeak, doublethink, censorship and repression that...

Coffin Going Past? Seen Weirder Stuff....

Pervesk' October 2015 from lucy wieczorek on Vimeo. For its Halloween show at Uptown Underground, Pervesk Burlesk has a full-size coffin as a prop. How to get it to the Underground? Wheeling it through the streets of Uptown, of course. Show More Summary

Unspeakable: The Life of Richard Pryor @ Broadway Playhouse

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The new production Unspeakable opened Tuesday night to a full house eager to understand the life and work of Richard Pryor, presented as a "dramatic fantasia." Film critic Pauline Kael once said of Pryor that he was "a master...

Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

As a Black activist, many people ask me why I choose to support Palestinian rights. While the answer is in some ways complicated -- triggering significant personal and political questions for me -- in other ways it is quite simple: I stand in solidarity with anyone fighting for freedom. Show More Summary

Hubbard Street Celebrates William Forsythe in Fall Dance Series

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago opens its 38th season this week. This year's fall series revolves around one man: William Forsythe. Three pieces of Forsythe's choreography make up the program. N.N.N.N. gets its U.S. premiere in the show. The piece features...

Black Button Eyes Productions' Goblin Market Shows Talent, Left Thinking about Closure

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Cole Simon. They laughed a little louder, they cried a little softer, they lived a little stronger because they stood together...sisters. This quote from an unknown author exhibits the connection between sisters Lizzie (played by Jennifer T. Grubb)...

Zombie Seinfeld: The Walking Dead version of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer & George

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Oh no! The Zombie Apocalypse has overrun Manhattan and the well-loved Seinfeld television series has been infected with the disease. Can the characters be saved from "Zombie-citis"? Beginning October 10, this unique show at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown will...

Gentleman's Guide Charms at the Bank of America Theatre

If you were to look up "delightful" in the dictionary, I wouldn't be surprised if the 2014 Tony Award winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder provided an exemplification of the word. In an an action-packed 2.5 hours, we...Show More Summary

Uptown Underground Goes All Out For October & Halloween

Uptown Underground is celebrating October in a big way. Not only will there be Halloween themes throughout the month (everything from magic shows to drag shows to Rocky Horror Shows), there's a new price structure and new entertainment...Show More Summary

Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets Headline Harvest and Harmony Fest: Chicago's North Shore suburb's first annual festival to spotlight its hidden artist community

Marshall Crenshaw Tucked in somewhere in the conspicuous affluence of Highland Park, Illinois lies the town's quaint Ravinia District- a tiny, yet vibrant community of small business owners, unique boutiques, and eclectic restaurants and food specialty shops. Show More Summary

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