Kris Vire is a writer and editor based in Chicago, Illinois.
I'm a journalist and copywriter fluent in the complementary languages of storytelling and SEO, with extensive experience in print and digital-first environments. Native Arkansan. Naturalized Chicagoan. Rhymes with fire.
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Fall Guide: Join the Slow Pulp Fan Club at Thalia Hall
A Theatrical Take on Marginalized Americans’ Rights
King James Shows How Sports Help Us Express Ourselves
A Lost Latino Hotspot Is Reborn on a Chicago Stage
The Conversation: Sophie Scott [PDF download]
Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Happy Endings’
Museums Are Reopening. But Will They Ever Be the Same?
Theaters Are Dark, But Manual Cinema Works in Shadows
Victory Gardens loses an ensemble of playwrights, again
“Where Did You Laugh?”
The best Chicago theater of the 2010s
90 minutes on the rocks with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy
This piece earned Bronze in the category of ‘single article, consumer/regional magazine’ at FOLIO: Magazine’s 2012 Eddie Awards. It also picked up my second Lisagor nomination for Arts Reporting and Criticism.