CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The October issue of Chicago magazine features its largest-yet annual Fall Preview guide, highlighting art exhibits, plays, and concerts worth your money this season. Discover 16 of the best standup comedians, 14 popular plays written by women, 10 literary salons for every taste, and one not-to-be-missed art show by Shaq. Plus: 76 concerts, performances, plays and exhibits recommended by Chicago critics.
The Fall Preview also takes readers inside the minds of a hip-hop icon and a 90-year-old stage actor who outshines performers half his age. In Common's New Verse, South Side-raised rapper and actor, Common, discusses the themes of inner-city violence and hopelessness present in his critically-praised new album, as well as and his passion for bringing attention to young, aspiring artists. In Mike Nussbaum is 90 and Can Do More Pushups Than You, the title pretty much says it all. Chicago chats with the inspiring Chicago theater legend Mike Nussbaum, who is not only still working, but is thriving in the arts community. Currently starring in the Goodman Theatre's Smokefall, Nussbaum still works with the energy of a newbie, after pursuing act fulltime in his 40s. Find out how he manages to maintain his youthful presence both on and off stage.
With the gubernatorial election just a month away, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner remains largely a mystery. Although he regularly pops up in TV commercials and ads funded by his donors -part of a $10 million+ media campaign thus far - Rauner sticks to a narrow script when speaking publicly and has yet to discuss some topics considered standard for politicians, such as religious beliefs, family, or his stance on abortion, gay marriage, drug policy, crime reduction, or capital punishment. After he declined repeated requests through his spokesman to be interviewed, Chicago took matters into its own hands in Will the Real Bruce Rauner Please Stand Up? After speaking with 60 of Rauner's current and former friends and associates, gathering publically-available information, and drawing from an interview with Rauner conducted back in May 2013, what emerges is a picture far more complex than one may imagine. Plus: 13 little-known facts about Rauner himself.
Other stories from the October issue of Chicago magazine include:
- Dining: Pigging Out – Restaurants throughout Chicago are experimenting with pork in delicious new ways – and they're using all kinds of cuts, from snout to tail. Don't miss these 14 dishes worth checking out, like the tempura-fried pig brain at The Publican.
- What's Next from the Dudes Who Made That Crazy Card Game? – Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign and quickly turning into a runaway hit, the profane and hilariously-subversive card game, Cards Against Humanity, has created a booming business for the eight college friends from Highland Park who created it. Find out what's in store for the company's future, including more details on the launch of its own virtual storefront.
Chicago magazine's editor-in-chief Elizabeth Fenner and other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews about stories in the October issue. Contact Carmen Rivera at 312-832-6763 to schedule an interview. For more information on Chicago magazine, visit chicagomag.com
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