The lyrics of Beyonce’s new song “Formation” tell a story of black women’s empowerment and the artist’s own personal origin story. The imagery in the music video reflects that theme, but also references Hurricane Katrina, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the tense state of relations between the police and African Americans in this country - we discuss.
Next week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will give his budget address eight months into the state’s budget stalemate. A situation Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf found himself in early this week. We compare.
Theater buffs around the world know that Chicago takes center stage when it comes to both quality and variety. We kick off Chicago Theater Week by highlighting some of the large talent doing great things with modest means.