Grand Avenue passers-by will no longer be looking to "Obey." On Wednesday morning, the art installation "Obey Revolutions Mural" by artist Shepard Fairey was gone and a painter could be seen covering the viaduct with a fresh coat of white paint.
The former enfant-terrible of French cinema, Leos Carax, is back with a new film. Holy Motors depicts a wealthy executive shuttling between a series of appointments. At each “appointment” he acts out some fantasy – two murders and an erotic stop-motion action sequence among them.
It's not so fun to be a financial institution these days. Just ask Bears Stearns, the former global investment bank. Or JPMorgan, the financial services firm that reported trading losses in the billions this month due to some risky moves.
Chile has a long-standing tradition of activist singer-songwriters who have led entire Latin American musical movements. This week's Global Notes segment highlights a variety of Chilean artists, several aof whom head to Chicago this summer.
The brainchild of our Vocalo colleague Nick van der Kolk snagged top honors at last year's Third Coast Festival for a death-defying profile of a stay-at-home strip club owner. Now the podcast is back with a six episode season that kicks off Wednesday.