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Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 15, 2019

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival marks its 14th year at Union Park, where alternative, jazz, R&B, experimental and pop music styles have collided for hot, sticky and exciting weekends. Many acts will grace the stages in the Near West Side this weekend, but three of them stick out as perfect...

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

I think I was about 5 years old when I got my first Spider-Man action figure. Being far too young to watch the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films, I made my own Spidey adventures in my head. Spiraling adventures that weren’t limited by CGI or budgets, but ones that reflected my life, what I would envision ...

Thunderstorms put early end to pride parade, but can’t stop the celebration

Thunderstorms put early end to pride parade, but can’t stop the celebration

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

July 1, 2019

At the official kickoff point of the celebration, for both the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s Pride Parade and the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, the crowd was heavily intoxicated and enjoying the music and dancing that spread from the floats to the sidewalks. Everyone was properly covered in glitter...

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

Of all the films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, none have left quite an impact on me like Joe Talbot’s irresistibly powerful and stylish debut feature “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” After premiering at Sundance, the film went on to score two major wins for Directing Aw...

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 14, 2019

For the past 10 weeks, 15 especially creative DePaul students have been focused on one thing — their studio exhibition debut. As part of the Senior Studio Seminar, graduating Art, Media and Design students will display their work in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum over commencement weekend, mark...

Columbia College student dares to stand out in pink

Columbia College student dares to stand out in pink

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

In a world of fitted black turtlenecks, cigarette skinny black slacks and leather loafers, only a few dare to add their own flare of style into their wardrobe. Those few are brighter than the sun as they turn heads and stand out in the crowd of basic and bland business-casual and so-called urban yuppies...

Oversized sunglasses remain popular summer trend

Oversized sunglasses remain popular summer trend

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

Summer is approaching and everyone is reaching for a stylish pair of shades. There’s a pair of trendy sunglasses for everyone, but a common theme amongst them all is the overdramatic and oversized look. The bigger, the better. Some celebrities who originally started this trend are Paris Hilton, Nicole...

Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 12, 2019

A mile and a half south of City Hall, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the City Council and aldermen from the city’s various wards make decisions, “CITY HALL” is emblazoned in bold letters on the front windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Next to the street in front of it waves a black flag inscri...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019

These past two years at the helm of the Arts & Life section has been both a pleasure and a privilege. At the same time, the task of coming up with a theme for DeJamz every week was a consistent thorn in my side — trust me, it’s harder than it seems. For one, I simply don’t listen to that much...

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Bon Iver. Break-up albums have been a staple in the music landscape, with these 21st century auteurs having some of the most soul-drenching of personal stories that reach something deeply humanistic: the loss of a loved one. This loss, whether through death or...

Ink: the accessory that never comes off

Ink: the accessory that never comes off

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Fashion is who someone is – their spirit, personality, vibe. Accessorizing that spirit can change a look to fit any situation, no matter what the occasion calls for. Tattoos are one accessory that add to any look and can go with you everywhere.  Tattoos have been around for thousands of years. T...

Plants bring health, life to interior design

Plants bring health, life to interior design

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Plants add a bright and earthy feeling to any space – welcoming a relaxed sense of breath and awakening. Imagine coming home to a place that has a crisp smell that makes every nose hair stand up and greenery so subtle yet eye-catching, it’ll bring a smirk to even the grumpiest face.  Adding plants into any design space adds more tha...

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