December 2023 Issue: The Music Issue (Print Edition)
All orders include the fourth edition of Folio, "This Way That Way" by Jason Pickleman (see second image).
All About Eves
A conversation with Cat Bohannon
"On a Friday evening, Cat Bohannon and I met in the lobby of the Loews Chicago Hotel to discuss her book, “Eve: How The Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution,” a New York Times bestseller as well as an international hit." (Rachel Shteir)
The Bands Play On
In search of musical nirvana at the Old Town School
"Then last year, through a friend, Kenworthy learned of a program in Chicago that stages pop-up bands. For eight weeks, they rehearse just once a week on the same day at the same time. They cover everything from classic rock to rockabilly, jug band to bossa nova. Kenworthy was intrigued: consistent and predictable suits the working dad." (John Moss)
Music 45 2023
Who keeps Chicago in tune
"What's amazing about Chicago's music culture is that it keeps growing even if the city stays about the same. It's classical music, which populates the region with well-funded orchestras and smaller ensembles marking decades of history, or new music groups having fresh successes, performing the work of living composers to a receptive audience. It's folk, jazz, world and country music played at a bustling bunch of newer venues while existing clubs and institutions celebrate their own milestones of experience and growing audiences. It's rock, hip-hop and electronic music, played at all the club stalwarts that date their lineage to the eighties and early nineties, as well as a growing number of newer venues, large and small. And then there's all the support systems that this city of music requires: record labels, managers, recording engineers, schools and media." (Brian Hieggelke)
Arts & Culture
Art: The creative destruction of Picasso
Dance: "Sugar Hill" brings Ellington and Strayhorn's score to the stage
Design: Everyone gets a piece of the pie at Wolfbait & B-Girls
+ Mood: Design Gifts
Dining & Drinking: Holiday deliciousness with chicken ballotine
Film: Becoming human with "Poor Things"
Lit : Ryan Chester and his remarkable city of dreams
Music: Sir Andrew Davis returns to the Chicago Symphony with a new "Messiah"
Stage: Using C. S. Lewis as a conduit for Christmas
Some good stuff here
“The Mr. Phylzzz Guide”: A new comic by Anya Davidson
“Come On in The Song of the Changes”: A new poem by Ed Roberson