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Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami uses movies to understand Iranian, American relations

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami uses movies to understand Iranian, American relations

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Over the past century, the relations between the U.S. and the Middle East have been troublesome at best. This is seen through U.S. interference in Middle Eastern affairs, with imperialist invasions abroad and political persecution of Arab Americans domestically. Iran is the most recent Middle Easter...

Clairo’s ‘Immunity’ revamps indie girl-bands

Clairo’s ‘Immunity’ revamps indie girl-bands

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Clairo is one of the many rising female indie artists taking music by storm due to her honest and vulnerable lyrics that interlace with atmospheric and lo-fi production. Clairo, a.k.a. Claire Cottril, has been uploading music online since her early teens back in 2013. She has self-labeled herself as a ...

Endless possibilities in HBO’s ‘Room 104’

Endless possibilities in HBO’s ‘Room 104’

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

One room, 12 new stories. Season three of Jay and Mark Duplass’ series, “Room 104,” follows the same format as its first two seasons, with each story taking place in one room of an American hotel room: Room 104. Just as before, each episode of the HBO anthology begins with a very simple plot, ...

A look at what’s coming to Chicago from the Toronto International Film Festival

A look at what’s coming to Chicago from the Toronto International Film Festival

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Fall is officially upon us, which means it’s time for my personal favorite sub-season: festival season. If you’re not a film fan who spends most of your days trying to see as many movies as humanly possible, festival season is the time that comes before Oscars season where cinephiles, film critics ...

Everyone loves Disney, but the continuing cycle of remakes is getting old

Everyone loves Disney, but the continuing cycle of remakes is getting old

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

The Walt Disney corporation made 50 percent of this summer’s total box office revenue. Four of the company’s films grossed over $1 billion in the international box office this year. These numbers, along with Disney’s continuously hawkish financial consumption of other media properties and companies...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

‘Ginger’ explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members’ lives

‘Ginger’ explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members’ lives

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“Ginger,” the latest record by Brockhampton, offers an exquisite exploration in and around the struggles and triumphs of the member’s lives and their thoughts on whatever comes after. The 13-member boyband has been making waves in hip-hop since their “Saturation” trilogy of albums in 2017. Self...

The Gospel according to Kanye

The Gospel according to Kanye

John Cotter, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

There is typically only one main reason a venue would sell out in Chicago in mere minutes: a big celebrity is in town. Last Sunday, rapper Kanye West was in the city for his Sunday Service concert. The event was on short notice, but with West’s fame, people showed up and tickets sold out within ho...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2019

Welcome back, Blue Demons! Summer has always been my favorite season, with each year bringing in some new jams. A lot of great new music came out this summer, but I also found myself listening to some old favorites. For the first DeJamz of the year, I thought I would share my favorite songs of this summe...

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

What would you do if half of your life was spent fighting a conviction for a crime you were innocent of? What would keep you fighting for justice?  These are the questions “Brian Banks” asks while delving deep into the pit of many falsely accused and convicted black men who have spent half an...

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

Holyn Thigpen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The summer box office season often seems to entail finding something that’ll distract me from the wet blanket of humidity outside and kill a couple hours that I’d otherwise spend napping on my back porch. “Ready or Not,” a thriller-comedy that hit theaters late last month, more than delivere...

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” encourages readers to embrace their religion, culture

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” encourages readers to embrace their religion, culture

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

To discover and embrace your identity is tough enough, but double that with finding your footing in a religion and culture that society deems dangerous and inhumane. That is the predicament Haroon Moghul decided to tackle in his book, “How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. On the cover is a man on a bridge,...

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