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The Second City closes welcome week

The Second City closes welcome week

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 10, 2018


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Chicago is often called the birthplace of modern improv. On Friday, Sept. 7, DePaul students got an introduction to that facet of the city’s history when The Second City’s National Touring Company took the stage in Lincoln Park. A line of excited students formed over an hour before show time, stret...

‘Sharp Objects’ reinvents tired genre

‘Sharp Objects’ reinvents tired genre

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

HBO’s “Sharp Objects” delivers a fresh variation on the Southern gothic crime genre and show-stopping lead performances. The eight-episode miniseries is based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, author of “Gone Girl.” The show is a gritty examination of small-town politics, secrecy and complicit...

5 Seconds of Summer rock the Aragon

5 Seconds of Summer rock the Aragon

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

“This is my favorite show,” lead vocalist Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer told the sold-out crowd at the group’s Sept. 8 show at Aragon Ballroom. “I know you’re thinking, ‘Luke says this at every show,’ but I really mean it when I say this is one my of favorite shows.” 5 Seconds...

“Minding the Gap” explores life’s complexities through skateboarding

“Minding the Gap” explores life’s complexities through skateboarding

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 23, 2018


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“[Skateboarding] was kind of a life or death thing,” said Eric Neubauer, the owner of Ground Floor Skateboards in Rockford, Illinois, as he discussed the sport’s influence on Bing Liu, a filmmaker and skateboarder that was a patron of the shop years ago. For the subjects of Liu’s debut documentar...

An Interview with Post Animal

An Interview with Post Animal

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 6, 2018


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At 1:50 p.m. on Friday, Chicago-based rock band Post Animal made their debut at Lollapalooza. And what a debut it was. With an impressive turnout for an early afternoon show, the band was able to capitalize on the opportunity to play to a diverse crowd that might not typically seek out their mus...

Lolla Recap: Day 4

Lolla Recap: Day 4

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 6, 2018


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On the fourth and final day of the festival, the sun was beating down making for another extremely hot and muggy day. Foot traffic and a lack of rain had reduced the grass across the festival grounds to a thin layer of dust that was easily swept up in the slightest breeze. This made for the perfect storm...

Lollapalooza 2018 Recap: Saturday

Lollapalooza 2018 Recap: Saturday

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Going to three days of Lollapalooza in a row is an accomplishment in itself, but to do so in almost 100 degree weather? That’s something else entirely. But that’s what thousands of people did on Saturday, and I was among them. Under the blistering sun, most Lolla goers remained unfazed by the heat, b...

Lollapalooza Friday Recap

Lollapalooza Friday Recap

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 4, 2018


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With the sun still beating down and the typically lush grass of Grant Park completely flattened from the foot traffic of the day before, festival goers filed in for a promising second day of Lollapalooza. Big names were scattered across the schedule throughout the day, there were plenty of entertaini...

Lollapalooza Thursday Recap

Lollapalooza Thursday Recap

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

August 3, 2018


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If you took any public transportation today, you probably know that Lollapalooza has returned to take over Grant Park for the long weekend. All day, crowds of festival-goers boarded buses and trains headed downtown with their sights set on the performances ahead. While it may have inconvenienced a fair...

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ delivers another ABBA-centric feel-good flick

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ delivers another ABBA-centric feel-good flick

Emma Oxnevad, Staff Writer

July 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Here we go again! Nearly 10 years to the day after the release of “Mamma Mia!,” Sophie Sheridan and company are back in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” All of the first film’s original cast have returned for the sequel, including Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Chris...

Real Friends debuts their third full length record, ‘Composure’

Real Friends debuts their third full length record, ‘Composure’

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

July 18, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

When I was a 14-year-old punk rocker with atrociously heavy eyeliner, my mom drove my best friend and I to many pop punk and hardcore shows at Centennial Lanes, a bowling alley in Tinley Park that hosted DIY shows in it’s semi-soundproofed party room. At the time, Real Friends was one of the biggest ...

Harry Styles solidifies his rockstar status at United Center

Harry Styles solidifies his rockstar status at United Center

Emma Oxnevad, Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


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 On June 30, amidst hoards of screaming, devoted fans, Harry Styles proved he is much more than your average teen idol. In case you’ve been out of the loop for the past 8 years, Harry Styles is an English musician, who rose to international stardom as a member of the boyband juggernaut One Dir...

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