The DePaulia

‘Hangover II’ same story, different movie

Hanna Guerrero

May 31, 2011

In the Hangover Part II, Bangkok is depicted as a bustling Asian city with hundreds of people, many of whom can't be trusted, seedy nightclubs, blown up bars, dingy hotels and peaceful monasteries. If you are in need of more facts on Thailand, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) will fill you in throughout the fi...

In summertime, denim shows its true colors

Angelika Labno

May 31, 2011

Bold colors are saturating the racks in stores and even appearing in interesting articles of clothing: namely, jeans. Canary yellows, fierce corals and bright purples are electrifying the streets in a flurry of legs.A change from the usual pop of color in shoes or handbags, colored jeans are fashion-f...

Everybody loves Kung Fu history

Chris Osterndorf

May 31, 2011

With the release of "Kung Fu Panda 2" this weekend, The DePaulia takes a look back at the history of this ancient martial art, leading all the way up to the movie.509 BC: In a conversation with Chinese duke, Ding of Lu, Confucius advises that besides being versed in literary arts, people should be w...

Full Moon Jam offers a different view of Chicago

Kyle Widenski

May 31, 2011

Chicago hosts many events to satisfy any taste for entertainment. But there's one event that takes place every full moon, which you probably haven't heard of: Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam.Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam (FMJ) is a community gathering where fire spinning enthusiasts and local drummers share the...

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon brings the relaxation

Audrey Plank

May 31, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa was just one of many new businesses to grace the streets of Chicago this past November, with the Cleveland-based salon's new location in Block 37.This salon and spa, open 7 days a week, is not your run-of-the-mill hair-cuttery. The Ladies & Gentlemen offer every client an...

On-campus vegan group to start next fall

Tricia Cathcart

May 31, 2011

Flexitarian, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan… We've all heard these dietary alternative terms before, but what do they actually mean?DePaul student Ben Austin aims to further inform students on the facts about cutting meat out of their diets. He's spearheading the idea for a new on-campus group tha...

Sundance in Chicago

Rafal Nowak

May 5, 2011

This Saturday May 7 the Sundance Institute, known for their annual Sundance Film Festival, is presenting the first ever Chicago ShortsLab workshop with keynote filmmakers Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Aaron Schneider ("Get Low," "Two Soldiers").Among New York and Los Angeles, Chicago will host...

Pretty in pink, life lessons included

Brianna Kelly

April 11, 2011

The Theatre School's spring play, "Pinkalicious," is a "pinkerific" musical for all ages.It is about a spunky little girl who's passion for the color pink gets her into a vibrant dilemma. She learns to resist her impulses with the help of her friends and family, who also go on journeys of their own withi...

Lost but not forgotten: Found Footage Festival comes to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre

Tom Conroy

April 11, 2011

Have you ever found a videotape hidden in someone's basement or attic, popped it in a VCR and been blown away by what you see.Or, have you ever come across an infomercial, a cartoon or an instructional video and just had to share its inadvertent hilarity with your friends.Two high school pals from Wiscon...

Elaboarte sets and heavy substance in ‘The Hot L Baltimore’

Eduardo Sayago

April 11, 2011

The best thing about going to a play is going with a friend who can observe things I miss (and wish I hadn't missed since I'm playing the role of theatre critic).While I was busy jotting down notes in my journal about one particular scene in act one, my friend Colette saw for a brief second what was ...

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