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Re: “1984

My wife and I attend a lot of theatre and we found this play to be excellent, thought provoking and even useful. We were captivated by the action and the characters and were taken by the horror of it all. We have been discussing it for a week. After seeing the play, when I encountered corporatespeak and certain items of news, I was able to say "Ministry of Truth" and this helped me to deal with it.

Posted by Long Playing on 09/23/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Love for Sale: The Graphic Art of Valmor Products

Can anyone tell me where I can get vintage artwork from Valmor? I bought Mr. Neumann's home and would love to get a piece of his history

Posted by Bob L. on 09/21/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Rough and the Precious

Here's a place to buy tickets: https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/the-rough-and-the-precious/

Posted by Michelle Leatherby on 09/21/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Panic! at the Honky Tonk

I'm seeing this show for the 3rd time tonight and I have literally cried everytime.

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Posted by Kitten Vanderpoop on 09/20/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “The Funny Papers

Totally agree with the "Recommended rating". Very, very funny! Talented cast and entertaining story. We saw their previous play "Strike 3" as well and we always enjoy their slick style of humor.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kate on 09/19/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Who Is Arthur Chu?

This movie isn't just about a game show winner. It's about a rise and fall from fame and fortune blended with a mix of racism, gender bias, internet hatred and most of all, the riddle we call love. Family love, friendship love, stranger love, love for ideals and even love for your cat. My favorite moment was when Arthur met this Brad Pitt look alike about some job interview and he just seemed to feel like he finally made some sense to this obscure world he's been thrust in. WIAC? We love him whomever he is.

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Posted by dangeroushockey on 09/16/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “The Flat Iron

I always have a great time at The Flat Iron! Shoot pool, play shuffleboard and video games. Drink specials everyday, too! Great jukebox and open until 4 or 5am.

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Posted by Thor Eric Salo on 09/14/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Baby Driver

Great movie, with the recent slew of cliche's being re-hashed by Hollywood we have here Edgar Wright bringing a fresh take on all the old tropes. It was fun, entertaining, witty and beautifully shot. As a music fan I absolutely connected with the protagonists obsession with playlists (Although I myself do not suffer from tinnitus) The whole thing reminded me of Tarantino in his prime, and it showed me where Tarantino could have gone as a film-maker if he didn't get his head stuck up his tired old ass, kinda like the other reviewers here.

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Posted by Rudy Boshoff on 09/14/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Charles Walker Band, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic, Mike Michel

Great groove based artists from Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis!

Posted by Mike Michel on 09/13/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “True to the Game

True To The Game depicts,crime,love,epic drama and redemption. It is a must see film,simply because it teaches life lessons. Some individuals do the wrong things,for the right reasons. Columbus Short had a stellar role. The soundtrack is exceptionally awesome. Musical composer Patrick Guitarboy and T. Younger created a timeless classic, Happily Never After. I believe that Happily Never After does exist.:)
Author, ttwritesink

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Posted by ttwritesink on 09/11/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Wind River

What the he'll does portentous mean? Like a movie critic who is full of herself?

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Charlotte Shafer on 09/09/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Pre-Vinylette Society: An International Showcase of Women Sign Painters

It's great to see the WOMEN of SIGN PAINTING! Since it has long been considered a "SignMAN's"world.
I have been painting Signs since 1980 professionally (and I happen to be female)
I once had a man walk out of my shop, when I couldn't produce a "Sign Man"...I said "Your lookin' at him". He didn't think that was funny I guess.
There are alot of US out here since the days of hand lettered Billboards...doing our thing and doing it. ..as well as any man! BRAVO LADIES!!

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Posted by Kelly Chatham on 09/09/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “City Winery

Great venue for real musicians and customers! I was there September 4, 2017 for the Amazing legendary HOWARD HEWETT performance. Never EVER! second guess buying a ticket to any HOWARD HEWETT CONCERTS! HOWARD HEWETT 1 MAN SHOWS are a MUST! SEE AND HEAR! VOCALS 5 STAR HOWARD COVERS the whole audience making ever! seat the best seat in the house.1 CLASS PERFORMANCE, SERENADES A SPECIAL FEMALE FAN EACH PERFORMANCE KNOCKING HER OFF HER FEET WHILE THE AUDIENCE ENJOYS THE OLDSCHOOL EFFECT OF VOCALS AND A TASTE OF HUMOR. AFTER MEET AND GREET WITH ALL HIS FANS JUST WOW!CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE CITY WINERY CHICAGO WAS AMAZING! FRESH FROM THE BARREL WINE FOOD WAS GREAT! BEST TIME EVER! CRYSTAL SCOTT

Posted by Crystal Scott on 09/08/2017 at 1:53 AM

Re: “Michelle Shocked

Michelle was outstanding. Great show. Very heart felt, fun, committed to providing a top flight audience experience. She was a delight and her back up band was terrific. I would see her again in a heartbeat.

Chicago City Winery is a marvelous venue.

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Posted by northravenswood on 09/06/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Monticello

I think Dmitry Samarov is selling Thomas Geoghan's new play about Thomas Jefferson Monticello short in this review. I thought it was a very clever play - reminiscent of some of the best plays from the 18th century like those of Moliere or "comedie del arte" updated to highlight issues like the need to stop liberty/ Federalist Society Trump types from getting away with dismantling the promise of the Declaration of Independence which is equality and the social contract promised by Jeffersonian anti-Federalists or Democratic Republicans. These issues are more pertinent today than ever and likely to become even more so as we seem to be letting the Nixonian/ Bork/ Olson Republican Party Corporatists and Federalist Society Lawyers steal our elections the same way they tried to steal the election of Thomas Jefferson. Geoghegan does an outstanding job of weaving this issues into the dialog and plot and making them strikingly relevant to audiences in a way that Hamilton did not. In fact, I think Montecello should be given equal time and a few billion in subsidization and promotion to put it on a level playing field with Hamilton. If nothing else, I think Timeline or Goodman should pick up on this play and extend it to a forum where others are likely to see it. It is only open until Labor Day so this gives me a week or so to make my case. I could use some help from the Jeffersonian's in the ChicagoReader Community. Pass it on!

Posted by Ellen Corley on 08/28/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Maurice "Mobetta" Brown with Talib Kweli

Great Trumpet.player..A must see
.one of the best of our time..Great performer
.loved everymoment.If he comes to your city go check him out..A bad man on the trumpet and his band out of sight.....A great sound..

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Posted by Ms Dborah on 08/01/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Hunter Gatherer

Well written, directed, and acted, and thought provoking with a few unexpected twists.

Posted by Juan Valldez on 07/31/2017 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Detroit

Yes, someone who sees the greatness in young Boyega. Thank you.

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Posted by Alan Anderson on 07/28/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “The School for Lies

Friggin' fantastic. Fast paced, hysterical, topical without being too much.

Posted by Tex on 07/28/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Umai Japanese Kitchen & Sushi

Excellent Japanese food

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Posted by Tastebud on 07/27/2017 at 10:16 PM