The moment that crystallized Howard Reich’s future in music, writing and Judaism occurred when, as a 16-year-old living in the largely Jewish Chicago suburb of Skokie, Ill., he found the 1951 Best-Picture winning musical “An American in Paris” showing on the family TV.
Chicago’s Jews mourn the closing of the Standard Club
In Chicago, two Jewish lawyers fight to make the police accountable
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker has found his stride governing during the COVID-19 crisis.
People in my dad’s retirement facility have tested positive for COVID, but my dad can’t get tested because of the state’s “limited capacity” of tests.
I’ve long been fascinated by the simple question “Is it still funny?” If tragedy plus time equals comedy, what does comedy plus time equal? More comedy? Or, if the laughs don’t come as you remembered, tragedy again?