Entertainment

Michael Luongo’s "Sensual Travels," Gay Erotica From Around the World

By David Toussaint | Apr 16
Traveling and sex are as intertwined as the positions you and your foreign date discover together. Michael Luongo, a Pulitzer-prize nominee, edits the 20 stories exploring these themes in "Sensual Travel: The Best of Gay Erotica."

ChloĆ« Grace Moretz plays the survivor of a gunman’s attack on a school in this play by Scott Z. Burns

The Library

By Daniel Scheffler | Apr 16
Steven Soderbergh directs this stark new play about the aftermath of a high school shooting, now playing at The Public Theatre.

Connor Corum and Greg Kinnear star in ’Heaven Is for Real’

Heaven is for Real

By Jake Mulligan | Apr 16
"Heaven is for Real" is a passable work of religious propaganda, but "Heaven Might Be For Real" could’ve been a truly thoughtful movie.

Russell Crowe as ’Noah’

Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over ’Noah’ Inaccuracies

By EDGE | Apr 15
The conservative Christian uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not blaming the flood on the gays.

Michael Phelps

Olympic Great Michael Phelps to Swim Again

By Beth Harris | Apr 15
Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around.

Pride Films and Plays is accepting submissions through May 1

Chicago’s Pride Films Accepts Submissions for Women’s Words Fest

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Pride Films and Plays is now accepting submissions of new works for the stage and screen for Women’s Words Fest, through May 1.

Annie Baker

’The Flick’ by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 15
Annie Baker’s "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a run-down movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

Rebecca Pidgeon will play a show at Housing Works on April 18

Housing Works Hosts Benefit Concert with Rebecca Pidgeon

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
On April 18, British singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon will present "Live From Home: An Evening with Rebecca Pidgeon," a benefit concert for Housing Works.

Novelist Steven Saylor

Honor (And Other Things) Among Thieves :: Steven Saylor on ’Raiders of the Nile’

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 15
Openly gay mystery writer and historical novelist Steven Saylor takes a page from the novels of Ancient Greece with the newest adventure of his Ancient Roman investigator, Gordianus -- which is set in Ancient Egypt! Saylor elaborates.

The Invisible Woman

By Louise Adams | Apr 15
Ralph Fiennes’ film about Victorian writer Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan.