Playwright, actor, director, and artist Tyla Abercrumbie remembers when she was called to theater as clear as day. Blue lights beamed from a ceiling as Alvin Ailey dancers weaved and flowed with silk fabrics, making grade school Tyla feel like she was swimming in an ocean as the company of dancers performed their “Wade in […]
The movie carefully follows the Clifford theme since his creation in the 60s.
It’s been over two years since South Side debuted on Comedy Central and made many Black Chicagoans from the city laugh in a way that felt personal. Amongst the many dramas centering the violence and real disadvantages many south-siders face on television, South Side screened with a refreshing perspective that many folks from the south […]
1 hour 5 min
As much as mainstream Western music-media outlets compare contemporary African artists to one another, often flattening the expansiveness of their sounds under a single Afrobeats umbrella, some musicians from the continent continue to prove they’re in a league of their own with every new release. Burna Boy’s new fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, is […]
Essays on the hopes and horrors of returning to “normal”
1 hour 16 min
What staying at home has taught us about our city and ourselves
Mikki Kendall asks women who their feminism is really for.
Chicago string quartet D-Composed takes chamber music outside the institutions that have long excluded Black musicians and audiences.
Gabriel Bump’s debut novel looks at what it’s like to never feel at home.
PG-13 • 1 hour 46 min
Three actors portray different aspects of the iconic disco queen in this touring musical.
The Photograph explores the ways we learn to love.
The reboot is the chance for the notoriously white series to broaden its queer horizons.