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Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. [more inside]
The Bear: The Bear Season 1, Ep 0
A young chef from the world of fine dining comes home to Chicago to run his family's sandwich shop. [more inside]
Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980's Chicago. [more inside]
Station Eleven: Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
Based on the bestselling novel, this post-apocalyptic saga follows the survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew – while holding on to the best of what’s been lost. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: BEGINNING OF THE END Rewatch Season 5, Ep 17
Rewatch! On of the more entertaining of the episodes featuring the 50s monster attack genre of movie. Huge grasshoppers attack (a postcard of) Chicago while the army is helpless against the giant insect menace. Directed by Bert I. Gordon, Mr. BIG himself. Previously.
Movie: The Trial of the Chicago 7
The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. [more inside]
Fosse/Verdon: All I Care About Is Love Season 1, Ep 6
As Bob edits "Lenny" and begins direction of "Chicago," the cost of his ongoing high-wire act becomes evident. While Bob deals with forced time to reflect, Gwen covers for Bob's absence and cleverly gets rid of a trying hospital roommate, while Ann looks after Bob in other ways. [more inside]
Fosse/Verdon: Where Am I Going Season 1, Ep 5
Bob appears to have bounced back from his recent psych hospitalization as he cozies up with new partner Ann Reinking, trades stories with Paddy Chayefsky and newly bereft Neil Simon, and welcomes Gwen and her new beau Ron for a very long weekend party on the Hamptons. Also, Nicole smokes her first cigarette. [more inside]
Podcast: Making Obama: All Episodes
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. A six-part podcast from WBEZ. [more inside]
Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 86 - Hogsface and Chicago
While the boys in the Tavern get ready for Chunt's wedding, in Chicago Sarah encounters a magical being. [more inside]
Rel: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
The premiere of the series about a recently divorced father who makes a fresh start on the west side of Chicago with help from his best friend, younger brother, and dad. [more inside]
The Chi: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A fictional drama following the lives of several people growing up in contemporary South Side Chicago; available on Showtime and Amazon. [more inside]
Movie: Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
Some jokes about Trump. A little crowd work. And then jokes related to his heartbreaking loss. [more inside]
Book: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.
Podcast: Written Inside: Stories About Prison Cells - full series
Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell. Adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago, these intimate stories speak to the everyday experience of being incarcerated. Each inmate’s story is voiced by a Chicago actor. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.
Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 84 - President Wario (2/19/17)
Okay, disruption 2.0: Chicago Police Department 2.0. Let's have a precinct that we don't tell anyone about. Let's have a precinct where we can take people, and we don't register them, we don't officially arrest them, we don't fingerprint them, we just take them to a room, and we disrupt.On this week's regular show, it's the original dry boys, Matt, Felix, and Will, recording from Felix's unsanitary new Greenpoint FOB. They're mostly stuck talking about Trump news like the rest of us. Fortunately, there's a B story about the show APB, on how drones and apps are the future of law enforcement, which will be live-streamed by Officer Pewdiepie.
Podcast: Twice Removed: #1: Dan Savage
Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it's no surprise why. Dan's family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment filled with men trying to save a community. We'll tell these stories and introduce Dan to a surprise relative [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: BEGINNING OF THE END Season 5, Ep 17
"The Screen's First Full-Length Science-Fiction Thriller with Real Live Creatures!" Peter Graves is a serious science man with an interesting discovery: a substance that makes vegetables grow king-size economy style right out of the ground. But what will happen when the local insect life discovers them? Bert I. Gordon, "Mr. Big" is back with a tale of grasshopers terrorizing a helpless postcard. Say what you want about these old sci-fi movies with questionable effects, they're still more fun than your standard contemporary Warner Bros. superhero flick, or so says me. By the way, did you know that Peter Graves went to the University of Minnesota? YouTube (Official, with annotations!) (1h32m) Premiered November 25, 1993. [more inside]
Movie: The Dark Knight
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. [more inside]
Podcast: Reply All: #64 On the Inside
Paul Modrowski has been keeping a blog from inside a maximum security prison for years, in spite of the fact that he has never actually seen the internet.
Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 175: And Then Everyone Gets Indicted
Oh, the humanity! How do we characterize being a human in F20 games and settings? Answers lie inside the Gaming Hut. You think the media is bad today. Back during Chicago's circulation wars you could get shot for reading the wrong paper on the subway. Elucidation waits in a hard-to-target corner of the History Hut. [more inside]
Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 252: Face 2 Face: Sock Detectives
Here's our final live show from our Midwest tour from earlier this year, which took place Easter Sunday at the Athenaeum in beautiful Chicago, IL. Can you solve the sock mystery before TIME RUNS OUT?
Movie: Hoop Dreams
Arthur Agee and Will Gates, two of Chicago's top high school basketball prospects, face pressure on and off the court in this iconic documentary about sports, family and race. [more inside]
Marry Me: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A long dating couple tries to get engaged, through a midst of bad timing and tirades.
Orange Is the New Black: Looks Blue, Tastes Red Season 2, Ep 2
A mock Job Fair provides Taystee with a chance to show off her business smarts; Red feels isolated from her prison family.
Orange Is the New Black: Thirsty Bird Season 2, Ep 1
Piper is taken on a mystery journey and encounters some bug problems.