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Paul McCartney show at Wrigley a grand slam

Brianna Kelly

August 2, 2011


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Sir Paul McCartney took to the stage — or the outfield, that is — this past weekend at Wrigley Field for the last two performances of his "On the Run" summer tour, both of which were sold out, and proved at the age of 69 he still has it.Two jumbo-tron screens illuminated a sea of heads on ...

An ode to Harry Potter

Tricia Cathcart

July 26, 2011


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Nearly two weeks after the movie release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. II," the final installment of the massive Harry Potter franchise, wizarding fans across the globe are still running to the theaters to catch a glimpse of their beloved four-eyed friend and his comrades duking it ou...

Pitchfork 2011: Music festival not just for hipsters

Brianna Kelly

July 18, 2011


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*View more photos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 here*Music enthusiasts of all ages and social categorizations flocked to Union Park on Friday for the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The crowd was as eclectic as the music that played: roughly 18,000 people attended each of the three days ...

Students break out their shades

Kirby Foote

June 15, 2011


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After a long, gloomy winter, the sunshine has finally returned to Chicago, bringing summer wardrobes out along with the warm weather. But Bermuda shorts and stylish flip-flops aren't the only way to make a warm-weather fashion statement. As the sun peeks out behind the clouds, DePaul students are br...

Gleeking Out: Glee Live stops off at Chicago

Kelly Stotmeister

June 13, 2011


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Pressed up against a shaky, seven-foot fence, surrounded by packs of screaming 12 year olds and their moms, desperately trying to find a camera and pen, I began to question my sanity. Then, they appeared.Across the smoldering asphalt of the Allstate Arena parking lot on Friday, June 3, Lea Michele, ...

Michigan Avenue blushes with blooming tulips

Sarah Rens

May 30, 2011


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As you walk down Michigan Avenue, your eyes are naturally drawn to the illustrious skyline. But if you look a little lower you can really see what makes Chicago bloom. Beneath the gleaming metal towers lie fields of vibrant tulips growing within the gritty streets of Chicago.While as a unit, all the t...

Blues festival returns in June

Kyle Widenski

May 30, 2011


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Known as the largest free blues festival in the world, Chicago Blues Festival is the largest of the city's music festivals. Less than a month away, more than 300,000 blues fanatics will flood Grant Park for three days of blues delight. Regarded as the "Blues Capital of the World," the festival demonstrates th...

Electric Forest: Festival impresses Rothbury fans

Joanie Faletto

May 30, 2011


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div.imageRight,div.imagetop{display:none;}Consider what you know about an electric fence and electric chair. An electric dog collar, even. Using those context clue-reading skills standardized testing taught you so well, you may read an electric forest as terrifyingly "Saw VI"-like. Luckily, with wate...

Survival guide for graduates

Joanie Faletto

May 30, 2011


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Confession: I don't exactly know how to do laundry. I get the basic principles, but separating colors? Weights? Textiles? Countries of production? These are foreign concepts. But come 12 months from now and I'll be a real live citizen in the world. Yowza.My case is sadly and pathetically not unique. I...

‘Hangover II’ same story, different movie

Hanna Guerrero

May 30, 2011


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In the Hangover Part II, Bangkok is depicted as a bustling Asian city with hundreds of people, many of whom can't be trusted, seedy nightclubs, blown up bars, dingy hotels and peaceful monasteries. If you are in need of more facts on Thailand, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) will fill you in throughout the fi...

In summertime, denim shows its true colors

Angelika Labno

May 30, 2011


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Bold colors are saturating the racks in stores and even appearing in interesting articles of clothing: namely, jeans. Canary yellows, fierce corals and bright purples are electrifying the streets in a flurry of legs.A change from the usual pop of color in shoes or handbags, colored jeans are fashion-f...

Everybody loves Kung Fu history

Chris Osterndorf

May 30, 2011


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With the release of "Kung Fu Panda 2" this weekend, The DePaulia takes a look back at the history of this ancient martial art, leading all the way up to the movie.509 BC: In a conversation with Chinese duke, Ding of Lu, Confucius advises that besides being versed in literary arts, people should be w...

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