Author Archive for Jamie Keiles

Brother Tim’s Veggies

There are two types of vegetarian restaurants.  The first type tops things with sprouts and tosses around words like seitan and tempeh.  The second type pretends it isn’t a vegetarian restaurant.  Brother Tim’s, situated near 87th and Stony Island in…

Elbow Grease

If you have a pet, a baby, a smelly roommate, or a tight budget, you have a reason to switch to DIY cleaning products. With only a few ingredients, many of which you probably already own, you can clean your…

Pedaling Honey

Jana Kinsman bursts through the door of Logan Square’s Café Mustache panting a little. She takes off her helmet and gloves, orders a bagel, and sits down. The weather outside is unseasonably warm, and while most Chicagoans would be pleased…

Floats Your Boat

Three types of people turned out last Sunday for the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show: boat people, family people, and conventioneers. The boat people flocked to McCormick Place for the boats. They bought boats (last year’s floor models), sold…

Paradise Lost

For an Englishman living in Australia, artist Kit Wise has a lot to say about ecology and sprawl in America. In his new piece “Arcadia,” which is on display at the Hyde Park Art Center through April 8, he uses…

Emerge and See

Imagine the shockwaves that would ensue if a slave ship docked at the feet of the Statue of Liberty in present times. Renaissance man Daniel Beaty’s dynamic one-man play “Emergency!,” which landed at the DuSable Museum for two performances this…

God Save the Scene

The Orphanage, on the second floor of the community center attached to Bridgeport’s First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, seamlessly merges luxury with punk. At last Wednesday’s show, kids in studded jackets kicked their Docs up on velvet divans and sipped on cans of cheap beer.

Man with a Movie Projector

It’s a typically warm July evening and the chairs at the South Side Community Arts Center are filled with strange bedfellows. For organizer Michael W. Phillips Jr., though, this ragtag attendance is validation for his latest endeavor, a roving film series called South Side Projections.