Sep 16, 2013
Noting a few ways that filmmakers can defamiliarize the presence of actors
by Ben Sachs
Moviegoing, Film, Moviegoing, The Swimmer, Burt Lancaster, Joan Rivers, Janet Landgard, Frank Perry, Eleanor Perry, Music Box Theatre, Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut, Todd Solondz, Happiness, Joaquin Phoenix, The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson
Food & Drink,
Food & Drink Feature,
Jun 6, 2013
A chef whose mesmerizing creativity is deserving of fame? A drug addict in recovery who rightly eschews sobriety? A twentysomething memoirist whose brief history is worth your time? Or is he none of those things?
by Sarah Nardi
Food & Drink Feature, Brandon Baltzley, Leigh Hansen, pop-up dinners, chefs, WD-50, New York, memoirs, addiction, books, Rock 'n Roll Ghost, Wylie Dufresne, Hugh Acheson, Top Chef, Empire State South, restaurants, chef personalities, 6th Street Kitchen, Jacksonville, Florida, Grant Achatz, Alinea, Schwa, Michael Carlson, Mado, Rob Levitt, Allie Levitt, Eater, blogs, online comments, David Richard, Essex Inn, cocaine, drugs, Twitter, Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune, Tribute, Andy Warhol, Emily Belden, smoking, rehabilitation, ICM Partner, talent agencies, Pittsburgh, Michigan City, Indiana, Steve Newman, TMIP, happiness, sex, sobriety, drinking, Crux, farms, Cherry, Illinois, Kevin Sousa, Salt of the Earth, Stagioni, Bar Marco, zoning, licensing, business
Oct 12, 2012
Fresh reviews from
by Meg Pier
Theater, Arts, Comedy, Dance, Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque, Gorilla Tango, Scarrie, Hell in a Handbag, Mary's Attic, Splatter Theater, Annoyance, The Death of Life, WildClaw, Storefront, Frankenstein, City Lit, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Strawdog, Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue, Conservatory, Sonday in the Park With George, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Great Fire: A Traveling Truck Show, Making Noise Quietly, Steep, The Amen Corner, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, Goodman, Unnatural Spaces, Guld Literary Complex, Catholic Repertory, American Theater Company, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Neo-Futurists, Happiness, Alluvium Group, Oracle, The Mistakes Madeline Made, LiveWire, Greenhouse, One Name Only, Black Ensemble, Ruby Wilder, Tympanic, Teatro Luna, Luna Negra Dance Theater
Jun 18, 2012
Is happiness riding on the November elections?
by Michael Miner
Media, Politics, News, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Deidre McCloskey, the New Republic, Manny's Deli, London Blitz, happiness, Thomas Frank
Artist on Artist,
May 22, 2012
"Kids don't listen to Obama—they listen to 50 and Drake, and they'll actually listen to Obama because Drake said so"
Artist on Artist, De La Soul, Posdnous, Rhymefest, Kevin Mercer, A Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers, Native Tongues, Black Sheep, Che Smith, social consciousness, hip-hop, Drake, LL Cool J, B Real, Redman, Common, Heavy D, Teenage Fanclub, happiness, Barack Obama, homosexuality, gay marriage, Curtis Mayfield, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder
Aug 5, 2010
In wresting his returning characters out of the clutches of the talent, Todd Solondz robs them of depth.
by J.R. Jones
Movie Review, Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Storytelling, Palindromes, Heather Matarazzo, Dawn Weiner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Jon Lovitz, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Stevenson, Louise Lasser, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ciaran Hinds, Ally Sheedy, Shirley Henderson, Paul Reubens, Video
Aug 18, 2006
Did the great religious teacher jump to a conclusion?