CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
CHICAGO – The sixth season of Comedy Central’s cult hit “Reno 911!” actually bucks the trend and presents a funnier series of episodes than many of the seasons that preceded it. To see a show hit its creative stride this late into its legacy is incredibly rare, but with some hysterical guest stars and a few excellent cast changes, this is arguably the best “Reno” season yet.
Exclusive Portrait: Chelsea Handler at Borders in Chicago For New Book ‘Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea’Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on November 5, 2008 - 8:51pm
CHICAGO – Actress Chelsea Handler strikes a pose for the HollywoodChicago.com lens at a Borders in Chicago before a book signing on Oct. 26, 2008 for her best seller “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea”. Handler also performed a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on Oct. 25, 2008 at the House of Blues in Chicago.