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2018 Lollapalooza Preview

2018 Lollapalooza Preview

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

From Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, thousands will flock to Grant Park for another edition of Chicago’s biggest music festival, Lollapalooza. The festival is in its 27th year (its third after expanding to four days in 2016), and has delivered yet another star-studded lineup. With a festival this big, it can be har...

“Thoroughbreds” is this year’s dark horse horror film

“Thoroughbreds” is this year’s dark horse horror film

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

Usually, two teenage girls plotting a murder, one a certified sociopath, would be a niche film. Fortunately this film, “Thoroughbreds,” fits into the relatively niche genre of low-budget horror films that has a dedicated following. Even more than that, it stands apart as one of the most uniquely ...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the interracial couple must deal with their cultural differences after Emily unexpectedly falls ill. Na...

Post-Paddy’s Day precautions

Post-Paddy’s Day precautions

Ross Greer, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

There is nothing quite like St. Patrick's Day in Chicago – just like there is no hangover quite like the day after.  Whether you decide to spend your holiday at the parade in the Loop or marching around the city on a pub crawl, it’s more than likely you may have had a few too many drinks, and   it...

“Black Panther” blazes trail for black films

“Black Panther” blazes trail for black films

Anna Stim, Contributing Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Marvel’s “Black Panther” obliterated expectations at the box office in its opening weekend, changing the game for African-Americans – and Hollywood – forever. Marvel’s newest addition to its plethora of blockbuster films, “Black Panther,” made history on its opening weekend and is b...

Pitchfork picks

Pitchfork picks

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Pitchfork is currently in the middle of unveiling the lineup for its 2018 festival. For the past two weeks, a live stream has gone up on Facebook, showing local artist Shelby Rodeffer painting artist names onto a mural outside the Wicker Park bar Violet Hour. It’s a reveal that feels charming, yet...

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

A new musical is about to hit the Chicago theater scene, and it’s bound to elicit the memories of the ‘90s. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to the Oriental Theater on March 13, bringing the classic movie to the stage and telling the story in a brand new way: with music. “Pretty Woman” i...

“Queer Eye” redefines what it means to be a man

“Queer Eye” redefines what it means to be a man

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Masculinity is being challenged in all of the best ways with the Netflix’s reboot of “Queer Eye,” a reality TV show dedicated to giving men a complete mind, body and spirit makeover over the course of one week. The show is a revamp of Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” but this t...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life

Winter quarter finals are stressful.  It’s the dreadful blend of sharp, cold weather, little to no sleep and an out of whack schedule. Whether you’re knee-deep in research papers, preparing for a handful of exams or a cocktail of the two, this week is a breeding ground for stress.  My remedy?...

Review: A Stinker in Time

Review: A Stinker in Time

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

After hitting a homerun with the critically acclaimed “Selma” back in 2014, Ava DuVernay landed the coveted spot as director on a big budget Disney project. That project was “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the popular children’s fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, that tells the tale of young...

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

“Middle School Dance’s” preteen nostalgia

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Trying to forget middle school humiliations like the awkward interactions you had with your crush or the hilarity of your gym teacher repeatedly saying “penis” in sexual education class, is an effort in trying to forget some of the strangest and most intense moments of your prepubescent life. On a co...

“Midnight Sun”

“Midnight Sun”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

The tale of forbidden teen love is far from new. It started with the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet and endures today in countless films. “If you've been in love you resonate with it; if you're going to be in love, it’s like coming attractions; and if you were in love you remembe...

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