Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Jan 18, 2001
  • Issue of
  • Jan 18-24, 2001
  • Vol. 30, No. 16

News & Politics

  • Feature
  • Not So Smooth Operator

    He says he helped launch Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and the Jackson 5. But after 40 years as a music promoter and dj, Pervis Spann is still Chicago's biggest small-timer.
  • Our Town
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Wayne F. Miller's postwar portraits captured the joys and sorrows of the Black Belt. Now Chicago can finally see them.

Columns & Opinion

Food & Drink


Arts & Culture

  • Culture Club
  • Art House Rules

    With multiplexes folding on all sides, Century Theatres boss Raymond Syufy has a revolutionary idea to fill seats: good movies.