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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Adjust your feminist lens with Hood Feminism by Janaya Greene

Mikki Kendall asks women who their feminism is really for. Hood feminism is unabashedly angry, a little asshole-like, proactive, and, sometimes, it's illegal—b…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Everywhere You Don’t Belong puts the focus on South Shore by Janaya Greene

Gabriel Bump’s debut novel looks at what it’s like to never feel at home. Claude McKay Love recounts his life in two parts that many will be familiar with: b…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical offers plenty of hot stuff by Janaya Greene

Three actors portray different aspects of the iconic disco queen in this touring musical. The Des McAnuff-directed Summer: The Donna Summer Musical begins with a…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Back in the Day captures the heyday of the underage house scene in Chicago by Janaya Greene

Rival dance crews find common ground in UrbanTheater's staging. When house music is recounted in books, television shows, and other media, three things are alway…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Revolution Chicago doesn't fully capture the fervor of house music's early days by Janaya Greene

Mickey "Mixin'" Oliver's new autobiographical musical has charm, but is too talky. The rise of house music is a large chapter in Chicago's story, yet Revolution …

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

South Side is an inside joke even outsiders will get by Janaya Greene

The Comedy Central series offers a nuanced, and incredibly funny, depiction of Englewood you won’t see on the news. Comedy Central’s South Side isn’t inter…

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre