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Peter Hedges creates poignant family portrait in ‘Ben is Back’

Peter Hedges creates poignant family portrait in ‘Ben is Back’

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As most everyone knows now, the opioid epidemic is one of the most catastrophic hot button topics in our world today. It has quickly and vastly spread throughout many different facets of society but most urgently, it has ripped its way into the fabric of youth culture and has tragically claimed the ...

‘Widows’ is thrilling female-led heist

‘Widows’ is thrilling female-led heist

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Uncategorized

Heist films are one of my absolute favorite genres in all of cinema. There is a unique thrill to the experience of watching a group of people get pushed to the edge. To a point of desperation so deep that they resort to planning out and executing a majorly complicated crime. It is a genre th...

The 1975 exceed all expectations with new album

The 1975 exceed all expectations with new album

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music, Uncategorized

Modernity may have failed us, but The 1975 has saved us with “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships," released on Nov. 30. The Manchester-based band—comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Matty Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and drummer George Daniel—took a nearly two-year hi...

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Michael Edicola, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Before I began writing this piece I talked to my mother about Studio Ghibli and the movies they make. I asked her if she remembered films like “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” to which she responded very positively saying “It’s not normally my kind of movie, but I love ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service.’...

‘Suspiria’ is feat of epic filmmaking

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” is his most successful and iconic film. Not only in its critical reception and box office receipts but it is frequently looked upon as one of the most defining and influential horror films of all time with its dynamic usage of colors and crazy expressive set pieces. I...

Intentionally leaked music is newest tactic for artists vying for internet fame

Intentionally leaked music is newest tactic for artists vying for internet fame

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In a culture where memes run the world, hip-hop has thrived this year like no other genre has. Well over half of the current Billboard Hot 100 songs are primarily by hip-hop artists, but social media has allowed hip-hop to reach massive success beyond what we quantify as successful on a commercial le...

Will Chicago ever have a seat at the fashion table?

Hailey Hinton, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Fashion

Three Chicago fashion entrepreneurs and two Chicago fashion students say they are frustrated that Chicago has never had a seat at the fashion industry table. That can change, but it will take more money and media coverage, they say. Tony Long, the CEO of FashionBar Chicago, said, “We can be leaders...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: A film for fans

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: A film for fans

Jacqueline Brennan, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

I would like the record to show that I went into “Bohemian Rhapsody” with high expectations and lots of excitement, and I did not leave disappointed. I let the craze of the film’s release muster over the weekend before seeing it Monday evening. I was not surprised to see every seat in the theate...

What’s Fresh for Veterans Day

What’s Fresh for Veterans Day

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Resurface (Netflix) This award-winning documentary short follows a group of veterans that find solace and rehabilitation in the sport of surfing. Though only about half an hour in length, “Resurface” is a poignant and honest look at the obstacles, both mental and physical that plague many of Ame...

Actor Wyatt Russell on genre-bending film

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

William T. Sherman once said “War is Hell.” However, things could somehow be worse. Sherman probably never considered the factor of Nazi-manufactured zombies into the equation of war. That’s the premise of the new horror action film from maverick Hollywood producer, J.J. Abrams, titled “Overlord...

To ride on the witch’s broomstick

To ride on the witch’s broomstick

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Bad witches, akin to the Wicked Witch of the West and the Sanderson Sisters, presented a real threat my adolescent years. Was the vile, green woman going to come down upon my house and threaten my life over an ugly pair of shoes, or was I going to be forced to play friendly with those three godless and c...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Mary Rose Weber, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

At this point in the quarter there seems to be one thing preoccupying the mind of many a DePaul student. While we may want to focus our energy on Thanksgiving food and Christmas cheer, we instead must fixate on final exams, papers and presentations. With these pressures it is hard not to have that ubi...

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