Danny Sotomayor was an AIDS activist and the first openly gay nationally syndicated political cartoonist. (Lisa Howe-Ebright)

The late Chicago AIDS activist Danny Sotomayor didn’t just open doors at City Hall. He was also a political cartoonist and an organizer who used civil disobedience to wage war on city officials marginalizing the LGBTQ+ community.

“Chicago Tonight” co-anchor Brandis Friedman is among those interviewed in the new WTTW documentary “Making Sense of 2020.” (WTTW News)

Premiering Tuesday, a new documentary from WTTW senior producer Daniel Andries analyzes how reporters, producers and staff at WTTW News adapted to report the story of a year unlike any other.

From TV commercials to a legendary South Side art center, a new four-part series explores the creative movements, people and institutions of Chicago over the last 125 years.

Albany Park Theater Project presents "FEAST"

A critically acclaimed stage production by Albany Park Theater Project makes its television debut on WTTW Thursday night.

12-Hour Performance to Feature 32 Greek Tragedies

Last summer, Sean Graney, founder of The Hypocrites, debuted All Our Tragic, his lengthy adaptation of every extant Greek tragedy. As the performance returns to the stage, we revisit our story on the 12-hour play.

Geoffrey Baer's latest documentary exploring the career of the winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame is Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz.We get a preview.

Writer Daniel Borzutzky brings his students at Chicago City College's Wright College into a more direct connection with their literary birthright, one often damaged by immigration and war. 

Alison Ruttan examines the cyclical nature of war by making ceramic models of the Iraq-Kuwait War's Highway of Death and the 2006 retaliatory bombing of Beirut by Israel. Her toy-sized cars and tabletop models of bombed out buildings are a departure for the artist, who most recently worked in photography and video.

Architect John Vinci is honored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Filmmaker Michael Caplan discusses the first completed documentary on National Book Award winning Chicago author, Nelson Algren.

Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander celebrates her new album at Hyde Park Jazz Festival.  

Exhibit on Display in Chicago

The touring exhibition on the history, music, fashion, art, legacy, and identity of David Bowie lands in Chicago at the MCA. 

A new book brings together 152 portraits from the Chicago Tribune archives. We'll talk with the Tribune Picture Editor Michael Zajakowski about the pictures and the people behind them. 

Musicologist David Patterson attempts to amend the biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright to acknowledge the powerful influence of his father, a preacher, essayist, musician and composer.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is taking the residue of human waste from their water filtration process and transforming into a powerful soil additive/fertilizer that is used in parks, golf courses, and farms throughout the area.

Performance to Feature 32 Greek Tragedies

Sean Graney, founder of The Hypocrites, works to wrap up rehearsals on "All Our Tragic," his lengthy adaptation of every extant Greek tragedy.