Anarchy on the Screen

The Chicago Anarchist Film Festival is in its thirteenth year, if you don’t count a pause or two since its start. This makes it one of the longest running anarchist institutions in the city.

Lofty Goals

When I found my way to the front entrance of the Lacuna Artists Lofts, the gallery was buzzing with an electricity reminiscent of an arcade.

Puppets of the Abyss

With wife Lisa Krause, a professional puppeteer, Espey has transformed his graphic novel “Songs of the Abyss” into a grotesque puppet show he calls “Ishi’s Brain.”

In La Villita

Quiara Alegría Hudes’s story of Washington Heights, Manhattan could have been adapted into a musical about Chicago’s Southwest Side–and in a few small ways, it was.

Dreams Behind Bars

This past Friday at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen, the walls were covered with the words and paintings of the incarcerated youth of Cook County.