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Arts & Culture

Part of the Problem: Porchlight’s Casting of ‘In the Heights’

July 26, 2016

Porchlight's casting misstep is only one in a series of racially irresponsible production mistakes on national stages.

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“Invisible Man”: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

July 24, 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago places novelist Ralph Ellison next to photographer Gordon Parks for marvelously provocative results.

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“Thaddeus and Slocum” Revisits Vaudeville with Eye to Inequality

July 22, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre's production of "Thaddeus and Slocum" asks audiences to face the problems facing actors of color in theater, then and now.

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Entertainment

Captain America and the Importance of the Villainous Hero

July 27, 2016

The villains in comic books aren't dreamed up in a vacuum — they can reflect of the horrors of war.

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Doubling Down on Sexism in the Animated Adaptation of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

July 26, 2016

An animated adaptation of the infamous comic is a disappointing failure.

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You Were Right About the ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake

July 21, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ met all expectations; but don’t call it a feminist film.

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SAIC

A Test Run for Test Site, SUG’s new Summer Residency

July 20, 2016

A look at the new summer residency opportunity provided by the Student Union Galleries.

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Symposium on Art Words Raises Questions About Assessment at SAIC

July 13, 2016

A forum on how words are used to assess art at SAIC raised more questions than it answered.

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Modernism For the Masses

June 13, 2016

SAIC offers its first-ever MOOC.

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News

Doped: The Betrayal of the Spectator in Professional Sports

July 24, 2016

The debate around doping has reached a fever pitch. Should substances be allowed in sports, or do we deserve better?

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News Briefs

July 21, 2016

A social media star is murdered in Pakistan; women storm Republicans with period news; and Chicago dogs get sick on weed.

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News Briefs

July 12, 2016

Ancient burial site reveals Philistine secrets; Black Lives Matter movement continues to intensify; and Pokemon Go has some unexpected consequences.

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Comics

Big Chop

July 27, 2016

A comic by Amber Huff.

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Exposing Hate

July 27, 2016

A comic by Eric J. Garcia.

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F+

Photos: Exxxotica Chicago

July 28, 2016

A photo essay on one of the raciest festivals to come through Chicago.

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Calm AF: Coloring Books Help Reconcile Adulthood

July 28, 2016

National Coloring Day is coming just in time.

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Lady Parts Sex Talk with Kitten and the Squeeze

July 28, 2016

Progressive sex advice without boundaries from our in-house sexperts.

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