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Glen Hansard brings more than “Rhythm And Repose” to The Vic

Shannon Shreibak

July 2, 2012


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After filtering in and out of Chicago with various bands and agendas, Glen Hansard spent last Tuesday night with a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre. But this time, he wasn't the front man of a rough-and-tumble rock band (The Frames) or the lovesick crooner singing alongside his ex-lover (The Swell Se...

Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” doesn’t build, disappoints

Timothy Lydon

July 2, 2012


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"Moonrise Kingdom" fails from the beginning, or at least fails to convince. The film's expensive cinematography could only take it so far. In the opening montage the camera takes us up and down and around the house of Walt and Laura Bishop, played by Bill Murray and Frances McDormand. Their three yo...

4th of July roundup

Courtney Jacquin

July 2, 2012


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Celebrating our nation's birthday means all things American - baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and exploding firecrackers, right? It doesn't matter how patriotic you are, take your day off of work to put on those American flag cut-offs or ironic flag tank you told yourself you'd wear, buy a box of sparklers, sp...

Glen Hansard brings more than “Rhythm And Repose” to The Vic

Shannon Shreibak

July 2, 2012


Filed under Arts/Life

After filtering in and out of Chicago with various bands and agendas, Glen Hansard spent last Tuesday night with a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre. But this time, he wasn't the front man of a rough-and-tumble rock band (The Frames) or the lovesick crooner singing alongside his ex-lover (The Swell Se...

Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” doesn’t build, disappoints

Timothy Lydon

July 2, 2012


Filed under Arts/Life

"Moonrise Kingdom" fails from the beginning, or at least fails to convince. The film's expensive cinematography could only take it so far. In the opening montage the camera takes us up and down and around the house of Walt and Laura Bishop, played by Bill Murray and Frances McDormand. Their three yo...

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hands-on preview from E3 2012

Nash Sanderson

July 1, 2012


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Earlier this year, it looked like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was dead. Announced at the E3 2009 Conference as Metal Gear Rising, the game was a new take on the classic Metal Gear Solid franchise that would move away from stealth and towards action.The debut trailer looked incredible: a cyborg ni...

Chicago shows its colors and its Pride

Dana Morones

June 30, 2012


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The music was booty shaking, the lustrous Speedos were gleaming and the pride could be seen for miles as the 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade echoed down the streets of Chicago. Everyone was decked out in their best rainbow attire to show their support for the LGBTQ Community."It was my first time going, so...

Party with a purpose at Old St. Pat’s Church

Carolyn Samuelson

June 26, 2012


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This Friday and Saturday, thousands will gather at Old St. Patrick's Church World's Largest Block Party to enjoy music and good vibes. Concertgoers will see musical performances by Ben Folds Five, Out for Hours, Joe Pug, The Spazmatics and Lifehouse, all while dancing and enjoying great food and beverages. Mo...

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...

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