July 03, 2010

On the program this month, we talk to a U of I professor who's spearheading an effort to preserve the "virtual words" of old video games. We hear about a performance troupe who dress up like shrubbery, yes shrubbery, to create truly unique impromptu performancea. And we learn about the two-fisted liquor known as Malort and a group of Chicagoans who are obsessed with it. We'll have those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack!

Ambush Theater

Once Upon A Crow

How to Survive the Strange

Close the Bible, Open the Bar

Vanishing Craftsmen: Clockmaker

Preserving virtual worlds of video games

The Man You Can't Ignore

Marlot: Chicago's two-fisted liquor

WILL Highlights

Big red barn

Barns: An Illinois Story

Part documentary, part regional storytelling, and part love letter to the iconic structures dotting our landscape. 

Black Science Matters logo feature u of i alma mater statue


A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.

WILL History Train Trip

Celebrate the golden age of train travel while exploring historical sites of Texas and Louisiana