In the current glut of superhero movies — we've had Thor and X-Men: First Class, this Friday brings Green Lantern, with Captain America due July 22 — even the most casual observer might begin to notice a few, ah, familiar elements.Tropes, you might call them.
One aspect of the current Middle East revolutions that has received a lot of attention is the role new media and the arts have played in unifying people and setting the narrative of the so called “Arab Spring.” And Egypt is no exception.Aymen Mohamed Hussein is executive director for production for
One of the pioneers of Chicago Off-Loop Theater, costume designer Patricia Hart, died at dawn Sunday morning (April 10) after a two-year on-and-off battle with brain cancer. She was 64.Hart was born in St.
The following is the opening stanza to poet Li-Young Lee’s The City In Which I Love You:
And when, in the city in which I love you,
Even my most excellent song goes unanswered,
And I mount the scabbed streets,
The long shouts of avenues,
And tunnel sunken night in search of you...
Think silent film and Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton probably come to mind. Or maybe some ragtime piano, or a bit of pipe organ? Seth Boustead is updating those images. He’s the man behind the Sound of Silent Film Festival.
Hi, it's Steve Edwards here pinch-hitting for the vacationing Justin Kaufmann. As Justin laps up the sun and waves at an undiscolosed location, I've been covering his web production shifts, which keeps me up way too late most nights. It also has me scouring sites for interesting Chicago t