Chicago Reader presents Fashion Forward!
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by Chicago Reader
9h ago
Come mingle and listen to an insider’s conversation on fashion and journalism. We have an esteemed group of panelists, from SAIC, the Chicago Fashion Coalition, and our very own editor-in-chief. You’ll also get to view the designs of emerging fashion designers. This event is free for our Reader members and $15 for the general public. All proceeds […] The post <i>Chicago Reader</i> presents Fashion Forward! appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Miranda Winters and her band of women roar and sing on the debut Mandy album
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by Tyra Nicole Triche and Leor Galil
11h ago
For years before Chicago singer-guitarist Miranda Winters cofounded beloved noise-rock group Melkbelly in 2013, she was already making music as a solo artist. In 2018 she released a cassette called Xobeci, What Grows Here? via Sooper Records where she performed all the parts herself; it emphasizes her nimble guitar playing and subtly emotional singing, which […] The post Miranda Winters and her band of women roar and sing on the debut Mandy album appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Plastics Hi-Fi aimed for the radio and missed
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by Steve Krakow
15h ago
Younger folks don’t often believe me, but in the 1990s, the term “psychedelia” was usually a liability for an artist. It meant stuff like the Grateful Dead, who were extremely unhip at the time because everybody associated them with frat boys and hippies. When I moved to Chicago at the end of 1995, music you […] The post Plastics Hi-Fi aimed for the radio and missed appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Minhal Baig explores the dichotomy of Cabrini-Green in We Grown Now
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by Zachary Lee
2d ago
It has been more than ten years since the last of the Cabrini-Green high-rises—housing complexes that were built in 1942 to be affordable and safe housing for low-income residents—were demolished. While those houses have been destroyed, the families remain, and director Minhal Baig’s We Grown Now documents the history and rhythms of the people who […] The post Minhal Baig explores the dichotomy of Cabrini-Green in <i>We Grown Now</i> appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Jonas Müller-Ahlheim’s art games
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by Chris Reeves
2d ago
Traces, residues, and obfuscation are the small but major themes of the playful Jonas Müller-Ahlheim exhibition, “peekaboo,” on view at Ukrainian Village’s Patient Info gallery. At first glance, “peekaboo” appears sparse. Taking up the whole of Patient Info’s unique dermatologists-office-meets-white-cube interior are a few small, white plaster, minimalist sculptural forms hung on the walls, colored […] The post Jonas Müller-Ahlheim’s art games appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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A love letter to punks of color
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by Micco Caporale
2d ago
Bianca Xunise’s graphic novel debut Punk Rock Karaoke is a love letter to the south side and punks of color everywhere. In 248 rapid-paced pages, Xunise tells a coming-of-age story centered on Ariel Grace Jones, an 18-year-old punk who spends the summer coming to terms with their ambition, changing friendships, and what it means to […] The post A love letter to punks of color appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Review: John Singer Sargent: Fashion and Swagger
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by Dmitry Samarov
4d ago
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was the preeminent society portraitist of his day. A master at capturing the sheen and folds of the costumes he dressed his wealthy sitters in, the question of whether there’s any more to his pictures than dazzling surfaces isn’t easy to answer.  This exhibition onscreen was filmed primarily at the Museum […] The post Review: <i>John Singer Sargent: Fashion and Swagger</i> appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Review: Hanky Panky
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by Becca James
5d ago
Hanky Panky is a delightfully unserious horror movie crammed with comedy. From the minds of Nick Roth and Lindsey Haun, the film follows a man and a talking napkin who are on a mission to save the world from an evil top hat. And as the promotional material proudly declares, four minutes of the 86-minute […] The post Review: <i>Hanky Panky</i> appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Review: The Sympathizer (Miniseries)
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by Maxwell Rabb
5d ago
The Sympathizer begins with a commanding sequence of instructions issued to a prisoner by a military official: “Restart. Recollect. Reeducate. Revolution. And Rewrite.” These words are meant to coerce a confession from the protagonist, trapped in a relentless cycle of remembrance. But these five words linger as the nameless protagonist, portrayed by Hoa Xuande, returns […] The post Review: <i>The Sympathizer</i> (Miniseries) appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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Self Portrait as Blue Monday by Annie Lee
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by Charlotte Abotsi
5d ago
By Charlotte Abotsi The post Self Portrait as <i>Blue Monday</i> by Annie Lee appeared first on Chicago Reader ..read more
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