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ATC's Youth Ensemble Dramatizes North Carolina Massacre with 2015 Resonance

4 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Casey Edwards and Guadalupe Bollas. Photo courtesy ATC. A political massacre that took place 36 years ago in another state is being dramatized with power and feeling by a cast of 11 Chicago high school students at the American Theater...

Kickstarter Campaign for The Wabash Lights: Public Art Installation

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Wabash Lights has gone live with their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a public art installation below the "L" on Wabash Avenue. By transforming the elevated tracks from Lake to Van Buren into an interactive and public display...

Documentary Peeks Inside Ash's Magic Shop

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Freelance writer and documentarian (and past GB contributor) Brian Gersten takes you inside Ash's Magic Shop, one of the few remaining magic shops in the city, in his new documentary The Amazing Mr. Ash....

Heart of Americanness

4 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

By Tore Rasmussen Steien I was headed for Nebraska. Now, there's a sentence you don't want to have to say too often if you can possibly help it. —Bill Bryson "Good to hear. I assume it will take us about...

Music Box Theatre Celebrates Decline of Western Civilization

last monthUnited States / Chicago : A/C

To commemorate the upcoming box set release of The Decline of Western Civilization and The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years, the Music Box Theatre is showing both films back to back on Saturday, June 27. Director Penelope...

Urban Sketchers Chicago Plan Seminar for On-Location Sketching

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

UrbanSketchers Chicago from Kordt Larsen on Vimeo. Urban sketchers? They're not graffiti artists or pavement chalkers. Urban Sketchers Chicago will hold their second annual Sketching Seminar dedicated to the art of on-location sketching July 11 and 12. Professional instructors...

Win RedEye Blackhawks swag

We're doing something a little special for the Blackhawks' trip to the Stanley Cup Final. We've created four commemorative covers, which you'll see distributed around in our RedEye honor boxes Wednesday morning. You can collect all of them, but keep in mind that each box will only have only two of the four covers. Show More Summary

Is 'Chelsea Dagger' a good song?

There's a reason why stadiums blast Van Halen's "Jump" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" instead of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" or Seal's "Kiss From a Rose." When we're watching sports, we want music that's fun, energetic and easily digestible. Show More Summary

Maxwell Colette Gallery to Show Work of Dutch Graffiti Artist DOES

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

"Rendez-Vous" by DOES. The work of DOES, a renowned Dutch graffiti artist, will be on exhibit from June 13 through July 31 at the Maxwell-Colette Gallery in Noble Square. The exhibit, titled Transition, will feature recent mixed media paintings on...

Constitution Rock

Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material...Show More Summary

Mariah Carey would 'absolutely not' return to 'American Idol' for final season

Mariah Carey slammed her run on "American Idol" yet again. The glitzy "Infinity" singer had no kind words for Fox's once-mighty singing competition, which she co-judged in Season 12 with Randy Jackson, rapper Nicki Minaj and countryShow More Summary

Amy Schumer Jazzes Up Constellation

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

By Stuart Ross Jazz and comedy are old friends. Fred Armisen has made some of his best jokes sitting at a piano. "The Cosby Show" brought Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King into our living rooms. In the '50s, when jazz...

'San Andreas' star Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson officiates at longtime fan's wedding

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson has been on a promotional roll on the days leading up to the release of his flick "San Andreas," in which everything is rocking and rolling.  He even married a longtime fan for the betterment of the movie. More...Show More Summary

6 Things Billy Corgan Doesn't Like

In a small "secret room" on the 25th floor of the Virgin Hotel in Chicago, rock icons Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan sat before an audience of a few dozen fans and journalists on Monday for a press conference "town hall-style chat",...Show More Summary

Chris Pratt's awkward past with Kim Kardashian -- and nudity

Chris Pratt loves to talk trash -- but don't expect him to do it to your face. At least not on purpose. Witness the thing with Kim Kardashian. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor, who's starring in "Jurassic World" later this summer,...Show More Summary

Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, Lambert and Stamp, Iris, I Am Big Bird, Metalhead & The Film Critic

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Mad Max: Fury Road It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if we find out one day that writer-director George Miller contemplated, at some point in the early stages of developing what became Mad Max: Fury Road, setting the film...

Chicago's 'streets of gold' captured in time-lapse video

Months of lugging camera equipment to Chicago's rooftops have produced a stunning five-minute time-lapse sweep of the city at night. "There is something special about looking down on streets of gold and taking in the view," said photographer...Show More Summary

Sonja Thomsen "Glowing Wavelengths In Between" @ DePaul Art Museum

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Milwaukee-based artist, Sonja Thomsen, will be featuring her photographs, sculptures, and installations that focus on the quality of light at the DePaul Art Museum opening today. By utilizing the weightlessness in contrast with dimensionality, Thomsen visually examines the tension between...

Owen Wilson is all about the 'wow' in video mashup

The Internet has identified Owen Wilson's favorite expression. It's "wow." OK, maybe it's not his favorite, but he sure says it often enough onscreen. Owenergy Studios compiled the actor's enthusiastic echo in a supercut that was posted...Show More Summary

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