Sen. Braun welcomes Chicago police officers refusing vaccine mandate to Indiana: ‘You deserve respect’

EXCLUSIVE: Illinois police officers who may soon be out of a job due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates — specifically those in Chicago — can look to their eastern neighbor state of Indiana for less stringent job opportunities in law enforcement, according to Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., who says the officers “deserve respect.” In a statement … Read more

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival opened last night with Wes Anderson’s latest, The French Dispatch, and director Todd Haynes look back at the influential ’60s band, The Velvet Underground. This year’s festival is running from October 13-24, 2021 and has scheduled 80 features and 60 shorts playing at several locations across the city. In … Read more

Chicago filmmakers release crime drama/mystery ‘The Cleaner’ | Reel Chicago

King Orba Chicago filmmakers release the Indie crime drama feature, The Cleaner. Distributed by 1091 Pictures, the story follows a middle-aged house cleaner who gets caught up in a violent crime after being hired to locate a client’s estranged son. The Cleaner stars King Orba (DC’s Stargirl), Shelley Long (Modern Family), Shiloh Fernandez (Burn), Luke … Read more

CSO Announces Full Calendar of Orchestra Hall Concerts for 2021, 2022 | Chicago News

Jessie Montgomery, the CSO’s Mead Composer-in-Residence. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg) On the heels of the recent triumphant return to live concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Riccardo Muti that featured three very different and enthusiastically received programs, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its extensive programming plans for the remainder of the 2021 … Read more

Charlie Trotter documentary review: ‘Love, Charlie’ chronicles complex life of Chicago chef

The Chicago chef Charlie Trotter had become such a culinary superstar in the 1990s that when the producers of the Julia Roberts romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” were looking for someone to play a temperamental chef, they cast Trotter. As himself. “I’m gonna kill your whole family if you don’t get this right,” Trotter … Read more

Mark Rylance and his role in “The Chicago 7 Trial”: “I hope there is a lot of him in me” | Arts and culture

This Thursday, October 16, he debuts on Netflix The Chicago 7 trial, the new movie of Aaron Sorkin based on one of the most controversial judicial episodes of the late sixties in the United States, all this in the middle of the “countercultural revolution.” The plot delves into the judicial and political consequences of the … Read more

Original ‘Candyman’ held a mirror up to a divided Chicago

“They will say that I have shed innocent blood, but what’s blood for, if not for shedding? With my hook for a hand, I’ll split you from your groin to your gullet.” – Opening warning from “Candyman.” When we think of the 1992 cult horror classic “Candyman,” we’re instantly reminded of the infamous urban legend … Read more

The Return of Candyman – Chicago Magazine

This story was originally published in the September 2020 issue, before candy man’s theatrical release was rescheduled to 2021 due to the pandemic; the movie will open in theaters August 27. In the Illinois exurb where I spent my childhood, my dad’s cousin owned a movie rental shop called Video Vision. If I made the … Read more