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The Artistic Business Of Fluxible Innovation
How Chicago theater can stay modern and relevant
Designing the Details
How missing pieces in the design puzzle can throw off the whole show.
A Passion to Give
Brett Neveu on how to give to theaters without writing a check.
All Plays Are Local
A play about gentrification and its chokehold on small business
A Rejection of Risk
It's not easy for a theater to both lead the way and be commerically viable, and the playwright is left relaying on luck and timing, according to Brett Neveu
My Kind of Tone
Chicago-grown theater is a strange little cog that has the potential to make the whole mess go kerflewie if it's not manager correctly, and Chicago theater artisits are the last ones who ever want (or need) to be managed (street theater of the '60s and '70s is a prime example).
Mary Zimmerman and Her Creative Process
The Ending as a Process of Beginning
Goat Island's decision to create a last performance has given rise to a series of discoveries
Barack Obama: Under the Lights
The first-ever Barack Obama magazine cover
The Demise of the Toboggan Run
Even if the snow does fall this season, there's no use anxiously anticipating a ride down a toboggan run. All toboggan slides in Cook County are closed indefinitely.
Gift Books for Econ Lovers
Understanding economists and joining their conversations
And the Pursuit of Happiness
Can money really buy happiness—or at least rent it?
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Worthwhile Projects or Just More Puffery and Pork?