Ask Aunt Susan | Goodman Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 22 2014
Price: $10-$30
Not long ago, TV was said to be rotting our brains, shrinking our attention spans, blunting our emotions, and alienating us from one another, even as it promised to connect us to the wide world. Today, of course, the very same concerns surround the Internet and its ubiquitous delivery methods—laptops, tablets, and, especially, mobile phones (television, meanwhile, has entered a much-ballyhooed "golden age"). In previous generations, similar fears were expressed about the seductive dangers of the novel, motion pictures, or whatever happened to be the predominant cultural medium of the day. Does the fact that the receptacle of these anxieties has shifted mean the fears were unfounded? Or does it illustrate the human capacity for reaching new highs when it comes to reaching new lows? Continue reading >>
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