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REVIEW: Season opener of “Blindspot” shows that it is on its way out

Rob Brown, Ashley Johnson, Sullivan Stapleton, Ennis Esmer, and Jaimie Alexander in Blindspot.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Blindspot’s season opener proves that it has run its course and it is ready to bow out.  The NBC show has been on for four seasons, and the fifth season has been confirmed to be it's last. "Blindspot" originally premiered in 2015 as another crime drama featuring an FBI team and a tattooed woman...

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” come crashing in like a bat out of hell, only this time, it’s all about basketball. For weeks, the series gave us insight into the inner-turmoil of the Bulls’ final season together – the in-fighting, the clashing of personalities and all. The entire...

The iconic films of Chicago

1986's 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' shot in Chicago.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

From 1896’s “The Tramp and the Dog” to 2019’s “I Used To Go Here” and everything in between, Chicago is a filmmaker’s dream and has been the home of several iconic movies.  Whether big Hollywood blockbusters or small independent films, Chicago has cemented a place in the hearts and mind...

REVIEW: Ghost of Jordan’s father looms in “Last Dance”

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Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

Like many of our greatest and most prolific athletes, Michael Jordan’s career and legacy are shaped by the relationship with his father. Episodes seven and eight of “The Last Dance” are framed within the context of Jordan’s relationship with his father, James, who was tragically murdered short...

REVIEW: ‘Midnight Gospel’ offers a surreal, animated journey of self-reflection

Xavier Ortega, Photo Chief

May 13, 2020

At first glance, “The Midnight Gospel” looks like a show similar to “Adventure Time” or “Ricky and Morty” with an animation style that feels very surreal and psychedelic at times. Once you start watching the show, however, you begin to realize that you are in for a journey of self-reflec...

REVIEW: ‘Rick and Morty’ returns to melt our brains, make us laugh

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2020

They love to keep us waiting, but “Rick and Morty” finally has finally returned for the second half of season four. After a five month hiatus, the series returns with what is perhaps the most bizarre, twisty, meta-storyline that creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have ever created. The epi...

REVIEW: ‘Unorthodox’ draws viewers into its tale of escaping from Hassidic community, arranged marriage

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2020

“Unorthodox” is a Netflix mini-series loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s autobiography: “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.” The series follows Esty (played by Shira Haas), a 19-year-old woman who is unhappy with her current arranged marriage. Coming from a Hassidic ...

REVIEW: ‘The Last Dance’ remains engrossing in latest episodes

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2020

“The Last Dance” continues strong, with further emphasis on Jordan’s fame, which may have led to his leaving the game for good. Episodes three and four are focused on Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson, respectively. Rodman was considered the wild man whose defense and rebounding rounded out Jorda...

REVIEW: ‘Too Hot To Handle’ comes in hot as Netflix’s new dating show


Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Premiering in April amid social distancing and stay-at-home orders, “Too Hot To Handle” introduced itself as a dating show with a unique twist. The show follows a group of ten insanely attractive, horny and single people from around the world. The premise of the show revolves around the fact tha...

REVIEW: ‘Bad Education’ examines largest public school embezzlement case but isn’t fair to all characters

REVIEW: 'Bad Education' examines largest public school embezzlement case but isn't fair to all characters

John Cotter, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

The school system, at its fundamental level, is meant to educate, lead and inspire the youth. The past years have shown us countless controversies and meddling monetary flubs at the collegiate level. But the public school sphere has seemed rather untouched by the media’s scathing critique as of late. M...

Pop culture hills I would die on: ‘Tangled’ is better than ‘Frozen’ in every way

Pop culture hills I would die on: 'Tangled' is better than 'Frozen' in every way

Mary Rose Weber, Contributing Writer

May 5, 2020

This is not a flex, but it sounds like one: I saw "Frozen" opening weekend. Before “Let it Go” became inescapable and grating, hordes of Olaf merchandise flew off shelves and the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem, I settled into to watch a nice light movie with my four sisters and two parents over ...

Has the fabled “Mothman” made Chicago home?

Has the fabled “Mothman” made Chicago home?

Dylan Hackworth, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2020

Since 2017, Chicago residents in both the city and suburbs have reported seeing a large, winged creature in the city’s skyline. Multiple witnesses describe the creature as being taller than a human being with glowing eyes and bat-like wings. Many have dubbed the mystery creature the “Chicago Mothman...

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