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Chalk the walk

Chalk the walk

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Art, Arts/Life

An “Avengers: Endgame” chalk art piece on the sidewalk in the DePaul Lincoln Park Campus Quad might have caught your eye recently. Last Wednesday, the DePaul Activities Board hosted the DePaul Chalk Festival in the Quad where seven student artists and a professional muralist drew chalk art during...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"Someone Great"   Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow star in this modern romantic comedy that follows a group of friends as they deal with major life changes and officially enter adulthood. Rodriguez carries the film as Jenny, a music journalist who is simultaneously celebrating a...

Unpacking the explosive rise of mukbang

Unpacking the explosive rise of mukbang

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

In a 43-minute-long video with almost 400,000  views on YouTube, Stephanie Soo sits atop her kitchen stool and devours over 100 spicy dumplings with sprinkles of impassioned commentary—“So hot, so steamy so juicy!”—and straight-to-camera gossip about friends’ douchebag boyfriends of days p...

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

When the new season of “Game of Thrones” premiered two Sundays ago, viewers got a glimpse into what looked like a post-apocalyptic world. It was in fact a trailer for HBO’s new mini-series, “Chernobyl,” which chronicles the deadliest nuclear disaster in the history of the world, its attem...

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

When I first came across an image of O’Shea Jackson Jr. on the big screen in the box-office smash “Straight Outta’ Compton,” I couldn’t help but be reminded of evident comparisons to his father, the legendary Ice Cube. But this 28-year-old is so much more than just a shadow of his father’...

‘Hamilton’ exhibition to open in Chicago this weekend

‘Hamilton’ exhibition to open in Chicago this weekend

Associated Press

April 26, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

An exhibition that producers tout as a 360-degree immersive experience to expand on "Hamilton" the hit Broadway musical will enjoy a Chicago debut. "Hamilton: The Exhibition" was to open Saturday in a temporary building erected on the city's Northerly Island along Lake Michigan. Producers said the...

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The recently announced lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza conjured up a slew of reactions ranging anywhere from elation to outrage. For me, it settled somewhere between average and disappointing. Last year, it felt like there was a healthy balance between genres and the headliners were all standouts...

Podcast Picks

Podcast Picks

Marcelle Owona, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

    With midterms just around the corner, many people could use a good podcast to get them through that week. Here are a few podcasts from a variety of genres to get you through any busy week.   News - "The Daily" A podcast by The New York Times, “The Daily” provides...

Reggaeton heats up stateside

Reggaeton heats up stateside

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Chicago continued to feature and bring prominence to an emerging global music genre when reggaeton star Nicky Jam kicked off his U.S. tour at Rosemont Theater on April 11. Reggaeton has grown over the past few years from an underground genre of Latin music, at one point being banned in Puerto Rico, to...

Fashion in full force at DePaul event

Fashion in full force at DePaul event

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Fashion

Student brands and boutiques showcased their new seasonal clothes on the runway with the DePaul Fashion Show on Tuesday, April 16. The journey toward this show started during the winter involvement fair, where the DePaul Activities Board and the DePaul Fashion Society essentially met. The Fashion Society had j...

‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ reminds GoT fans why they love watching

‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ reminds GoT fans why they love watching

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This week, “Game of Thrones” reminded fans exactly what made it one of the most successful shows in the world by taking characters they’ve spent a decade with and throwing them all under one roof—and the results were heartwarming, weighted and hilarious. After last week’s table-setting episode,...

Barber encourages involvement in local arts with his North Side Chicago studio

Barber encourages involvement in local arts with his North Side Chicago studio

Nicole Shih & Evan Sully, Contributing Writer and Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

DeWayne Thomas is more than just a barber in the city of Chicago. He’s also an innovator, entrepreneur and small business owner who integrates his passion for art with his love for learning more about African-American culture. Thomas is 35 years old and originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. However, he was raise...

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