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Darksiders 2 hands-on preview from E3

Nash Sanderson

June 25, 2012


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As the first game I got my hands on at E3 2012, my hopes were high. I was a big fan of the first Darksiders. Sure, it shamelessly stole features from other games, namely Legend of Zelda style dungeons and God of War style combat, but it recreated them so effectively that the game was a thoroughly en...

Summer baseball

Rhiannon Falzone

June 24, 2012


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Baseball is simple. It's a mental game, but it really is simple. There's a poetry to it. It's romantic. If you've never seen the film "Bull Durham," watch it and you'll see what I'm talking about.ξBaseball isn't like other sports. It's not loud like football and it's not fast like hockey. It's quie...

Just For Laughs comedy fest charms Chicago

Jason Rhee

June 17, 2012


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The TBS "Just For Laughs" comedy festival, the largest of its kind in the country, took place from June 12 - 17 in Chicago. The festival featured more than 100 well-known comedians including Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Anzari, and more.ξWednesdayThe Nerd Show (Brian , Pete Holmes, Brent ...

FEST 2012 rocks DePaul quad

Amanda Boleman

June 11, 2012


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DePaul University received a dose of rock, Friday, June 1, as headliners Portugal. The Man and Chi-town native Lupe Fiasco took the stage during FEST 2012.While I only caught the tail-end of Portugal. The Man's set with the hit song "Sleep Forever," many students took to Twitter to rave about the indie...

The return of The Early November

Joanie Faletto

June 5, 2012


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Any pair of black-rimmed glasses that wasn't at the Metro, Tuesday, May 29 was in the minority. Seemingly every Chicagoan that was victim to the emo label circa 2004 was out that night to catch New Jersey emo/pop-punk outfit The Early November. This was the band's first time back in Chicago after an...

Moombahton Massive hits the Metro

Joanie Faletto

June 5, 2012


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Size isn't everything-a small crowd isn't necessarily a testament to what's happening on stage. And so was the case at Moombahton Massive, the third installment of One Night Stand's 18+ moombahton dance parties, Sunday, May 27.This round brought back Nadastrom; the DJ duo from Washington D.C. comprised...

Summer Camp review

Brianna Kelly

June 5, 2012


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Last weekend, going away to summer camp took on a whole new meaning. Instead of gathering around the campfire, thousands of music enthusiasts crowded around a stage to sing and dance to music from some of the most talented artists in the industry. Summer Camp attendants, know as "scampers," opted fo...

Street performer charms Jackson station, sings for his kids

Francesca Gattuso

June 4, 2012


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A five-foot tall man sporting black denim from head to toe twists his fitted Chicago Bulls hat backwards, but then reluctantly places the hat upside on the ground in front of him. When the hat leaves his small, yet strong hand, the melodies of Al Green, Michael Jackson and John Legend flow from his mo...

Branko’s in Lincoln Park: a family affair

Francesca Gattuso

June 4, 2012


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Andja shouts out orders to her parents in the back of the kitchen, as she rushes back to the register to greet customers. A firm handshake for the delivery man waiting in line for a beef sandwich, a huge hug to a student grabbing a quick order of onion rings, and a smile to a group of giggling children ni...

Comics join LGBTQ rights fight as superheroes “KAPOW” their way out of the closet

Lauren Kezon

June 4, 2012


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Next time you hear someone say, "Comics are gay," feel free to reply, "You bet they are! And they're proud of it!"Media are a reflection of the human species, and as humans evolve it only makes sense to bring that mirror along for the ride. Today, equal rights for the LGBTQ community are in the hot s...

Seven in Heaven 5/31-6/3

Joanie Faletto

May 31, 2012


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ξ1. Do Division Street Festival on Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt, June 1-3ξThe sixth annual street fest kicks off summer festival season this weekend. For the first time, Do Division includes Friday. The bands, food, activities and shopping will surely be aplenty. Go to www.do-div...

Get on your bikes and ride: summer biking guide

Lauren Kezon

May 31, 2012


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Summer is here, and when the sun is shining, Chicago's lakefront bike path is the heartbeat of the city. Runners, bikers and skaters alike emerge from hibernation to feel alive and breathe in the lakeside air. Unfortunately, the nice weather can create a clogged artery of two as the path becomes increasingly co...

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