This week, we introduce a new podcast as part of our staple of programs and segments. It's called The Paper Machete Radio Magazine. It's based off the wildly popular live stage show The Paper Machete, which can be seen in Chicago at the Horseshoe every Saturday afternoon.
We caught up with Marcus Gilmer before his big show at ThePaper Machete tomorrow. Gilmer is an editor at AV Club. He has performed at The Paper Machete before and tomorrow afternoon, he joins these great writers performing original work.
1. Yesterday's Jeff Awards confusion left Brenda Didier without an award and a little confused. Now Jeff spokesman Jeffrey Marks is saying that there were always supposed to be two winners in the category of Best Director in a Musical. "It should have been two winners," said Marks.
With the polls set to open just hours from now, we felt the need for a bit of fun after so much exhaustion. Don’t get us wrong: we love policy papers, press conferences and stump speeches as much as the next Chicago media outlet.
The buzz about the changes at Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs—which will be merged into the mayor's Office of Special Events at the end of the month—and the subsquent resignation of its longtime head Lois Weisberg, inspired this week's Paper Machete.We asked Carrie Kaufman to sp