We can’t help but daydream about springtime in Chicago as we are being teased with glimpses of 60-degree weather, putting away the winter jackets, and smelling the flowers. Coming out of the winter cave, getting back into all of the Chicago events can be a hassle. Spring is the season that warms up Chicagoans and... Read more »
Chicago music fans are always excited to hear fresh sounds and new beats. One of the freshest artists on the scene is Justin Ruff, who introduced his debut album, “The Ruff Draft,” at the Foundation Room in January. Ruff’s sound is a sensual blend of R&B, jazz, scat and pop music, one that Ruff describes... ...
In recent years, there has been a sizeable boom in the production of young adult movies. With successful franchises such as The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, the urgency has been raised in a way that preteen movies rarely display. These kids are willing to kill one another for a cause. Piggybacking on the... Read more »
Comedy is one of the most difficult genres to get right. Having a talented cast and a unique premise in no way ensures that a movie will garner the laughs expected by the director. However, this doesn’t excuse Dirty Grandpa or even work toward justifying its own existence. After his wife dies, an ex-military pervert... Read more »
This is a true story about the journey myself and countless other Chicagoans endured the day Adele tickets went on sale for her run of shows at the United Center. 12/16/2015, 9:24 a.m. I commented to my co-worker one morning, “Hey man, this may sound like a lame excuse, but I need to be by... Read more »
MOVIES Drama Carol Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant Room Spotlight Comedy or musical The Big Short Joy The Martian Spy Trainwreck Actor, drama Bryan Cranston , Trumbo Leonardo DiCaprio , The Revenant Michael Fassbender , Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne , The Danish Girl Will Smith, Concussion Actress, drama Cate Blanchett , Carol Brie Larson... Read more »
Shakespeare is timeless, as is made evident each time the Bard’s words are adapted into a raunchy teen comedy or the loose structure for the plot of a video game. One group in Chicago has found a way to bring these classic plays to an audience that is normally forgotten by the traditional theatre scene.... Read more »