by Thomas MacMillan | May 17, 2013 3:16 pm
One person sees a “shady gas station” on the corner of Howe and Crown.
That’s “crypto-racist,” says another.
At the corner of Orange and Crown sits one person’s “weird art place.” To another it’s “Artspace (not weird.)”
by Joshua Mamis | May 17, 2013 12:03 pm
Fifty years after white flight, a white couple has returned to build a home in a newly gentrifying neighborhood—and lands in a tense scene with neighbors. “It’s race,” the husband blurts out. “Isn’t it?”
by Joshua Mamis | May 17, 2013 12:01 pm
Clybourne Park makes you laugh, think, laugh again, cringe. Then it rips a super-glued Band-Aid off of liberal white skin, exposing all the raw, tribal bias white people prefer to think they don’t possess.
If that doesn’t sound like fun, you’re wrong.
by Stacy Davis | May 17, 2013 11:04 am
The camera rolled. Claire Criscuolo pulled out a “misunderstood” artichoke and shared some of her vegetarian cooking secrets in a cooking show series that debuted on Gateway Community College’s TV screen.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2013 1:08 pm | Comments (2)
Sculptor Gar Waterman was welding together a “ray gun,” reliving a childhood spent playing with toy firearms and shooting real ones, when tragedy struck in Newtown—and gave his piece a bitter new edge.
by Allan Appel | May 14, 2013 11:47 am
On a Thursday afternoon, world-renowned playwright Athol Fugard sent Gordon Edelstein his new play. Edelstein read the play and called Fugard.
“There’s only one actor who can play this part,” said Edelstein to Fugard.
“Who? Sam Waterston?” said Fugard.
“No, dummy. You!”
by Ariela Martin | May 14, 2013 6:50 am | Comments (5)
by David Sepulveda | May 13, 2013 12:02 pm | Comments (3)
Eyes were turned to darkening skies at the annual Westville Village ArtWalk Festival this weekend, but veterans of the annual event were unfazed. In its 16 years, few can remember an ArtWalk where rain didn’t make a cameo of some kind.
by David Sepulveda | May 13, 2013 12:01 pm
Festival-goers who gathered at Westville’s neighborly Aquila Motors during the opening of Friday’s 16th Annual Artwalk, were not there for a lube job or car repair.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 13, 2013 12:00 pm | Comments (2)
Jose Luis Palacios pulled a breaded chicken breast filet out of the refrigerator and slipped it into bubbling hot oil to start a “chicken parmesan” sandwich. But he didn’t reach next for the parmesan, or the mozzerella, or even the marinara sauce. He pulled out queso fresco, avocado, and homemade chipotle salsa.