Arts & Culture Reporting

A weird, wonderful beachfront variety show pays tribute to Chicago culture | WBEZ

Chicago’s Riverwalk finds its cultural groove this summer with more concerts, art | WBEZ

Youth dancers take center stage in a new short film about the Bud Billiken Parade | WBEZ

Four decades after his death, an influential Chicago soul man’s songs are coming back to life | WBEZ

A Chicago theater director takes on the Bard: ‘If we have to change a word, we will’ | WBEZ

Film Reviews/Criticism

Never Rarely Sometimes Always Is Urgent and Focused | Paste magazine

Fourteen Is the Heartbreaking Tale of a Doomed Friendship | Paste magazine

The Other Lamb Takes Us on a Gorgeous, Gory Hero’s Journey | Paste magazine

Arts & entertainment News

Parasite Is the First Non-English-Language Film to Win Best Picture | Paste magazine

Kino Lorber, Oscilloscope Laboratories Launch Initiatives to Support Film Professionals During Coronavirus Pandemic | Paste magazine

The Girl Scouts Are Back, And Thank God, They Have A New Cookie | Fatherly

The Art of Freedom | Providence Monthly

Little Women Exceeds $100 Million at the Box Office, Greta Gerwig Still Snubbed By the Academy | Paste magazine

Meghan Markle’s Major Court Battle Win Is a Win For Parents Everywhere | Fatherly

Belle and Sebastian Share New Collaborative Project Protecting The Hive | Paste magazine

Maya Hawke Announces Her Debut Album Blush, Shares New Single “By Myself” | Paste magazine


A Renaissance of Mysterious Circumstances | Shoe Leather podcast episode

August edition of WBEZ’s free summer guide | WBEZ’s Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons


The WBEZ guide to the best free things to do this summer

Top 10 Best Short Films from SXSW’s (Virtual) Program | Paste magazine

2022 was a good year for Chicago movies. Here are eight for your watch list. | WBEZ

States Where the Economy Has Recovered the Most From COVID-19 | Newsweek

The New York Public Library Reveals Its Most Checked-Out Books of All Time | Paste magazine

Five Things to Do: February 11-13 | Chicago magazine

10 Trends About the State of Independent Workers in America | Newsweek

10 Factors for building your college lists | Road2College

The 10 Best Quotes from Wes Anderson Movies | Paste magazine


Prica Farina serves up homemade pasta with a pinch of flour and a lot of love | Motif magazine

Casa Zero in Los Angeles Celebrates the Wild Within | gb&d

The Bristol Art Museum sheds light on sports, community, and identity | The Bay magazine

The City’s Forestry Division earns international acclaim and accreditation | Providence Monthly