Music

For nearly 30 years, Lollapalooza has been the definitive music festival of the Midwest, bringing artists from all over the world into the heart of the United States for four days, with 2019 being no …

Film & TV

It may have taken 20 years of making music, but Dirty Heads frontman Jared Watson, known as Dirty J, has made an album he’s satisfied with from beginning to end in “Super Moon,” released Aug. …

Film & TV

A broadly sincere coming-of-age story about music’s ability to improve lives, “Blinded by the Light” is simultaneously the corniest and most inspiring movie of the year so far. It doesn’t hurt that the story’s focus …

Night Life

Every Thursday in the second half of the summer, a single block of Argyle Street runs rampant with aromas of decadent street foods, the sound of Taiko drums pounding through the air and hundreds of …

Exhibits

It’s been 50 years since Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and many more artists performed at Woodstock on an August weekend in 1969, but the undying messages of good old-fashioned love and peace …

Books

Summer is coming to an abrupt end and that means it’s time to cram in one more leisurely read while there’s still a chance. With all the books that have come out this summer, Blake …

Film & TV

Being a tween isn’t easy. Between trying to build a status with the cool kids at school, exploring the possibility of romantic relationships and learning every bad word in the book, the life of a …

Pint and Plate

Beachfront dining is a niche group among restaurants in Chicago. It makes sense — it’s snowing half the year and unpredictable for the rest. When summer finally arrives, these restaurants, cafes and bars blossom along …