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New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an...

For Chicago queen, DePaul student, drag’s glitz and glam are added bonus to intimate impact

For Chicago queen, DePaul student, drag’s glitz and glam are added bonus to intimate impact

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The dimly-lit Berlin Nightclub in Chicago was mostly empty on a Monday night before its recurring drag competition, Squad Goals, began. A few people gathered in, but the small room did not fill up until about 11:30 p.m. when the performances began. The attendees gossiped around the bar with the barten...

Goodbye balayage, hello silver strands

Goodbye balayage, hello silver strands

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Rather than trying to achieve the Barbie blonde locks, trend-followers are reaching for the bleach and their grandmother’s purple shampoos to achieve a sleek silver look. Silver-white hair is a trend that started within the last few years. Notable celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Kim Ka...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Following the murder of hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, scores of people applauded him for his philanthropic efforts in his hometown. Now, California Rep. Karen Bass aims to cement Hussle’s efforts in the Congressional record. Philanthropy has a storied history amongst the ranks of hip-hop as generation...

Nipsey Hussle dies at 33, legacy lives on

Nipsey Hussle dies at 33, legacy lives on

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Nipsey Hussle’s death has not just been reverberating throughout his neighborhood of Crenshaw, but throughout the entire country. “I didn’t even know who Nipsey was until his death,” said Sandra Augustyn, a business major at DePaul. “Every time I get on social media now, Nipsey is all over. ...

The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

Michael Brezinski, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Harmony Korine has made a career for himself out of being America’s resident cinematic rule-breaker. Ever since his wildly controversial feature film screenwriting debut “Kids” rocked the way modern youth had been portrayed on screen in the U.S., Korine has gone for the kill in making a brand for h...

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come April 14. That is when the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO. ...

Upscale breakfast spot Yolk to open Lincoln Park location in Chicago

Upscale breakfast spot Yolk to open Lincoln Park location in Chicago

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

Looking for a new restaurant to check out this quarter? Look no further: Yolk, a celebrated upscale breakfast chain and Chicago staple, is opening its ninth location at N. Fremont St. in Lincoln Park on April 22.  Since its debut in 2006, Yolk has become beloved by Chicagoans for its colorful, revampe...

What’s Fresh on Hulu

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Shrill “Saturday Night Live” staple Aidy Bryant takes the lead for the first time in this Hulu Original series which follows the life of a full-figured young woman who is unhappy with multiple facets of her life and looking for a change with everything but her body. After attending a “Fat Girl Pool P...

Bill Hader discusses the delicate balancing act of ‘Barry’ season two

Bill Hader discusses the delicate balancing act of ‘Barry’ season two

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

As humans, are we bound by our nature, shackled by uncontrollable characteristics about ourselves that dictate who we are? More importantly, can we change that? This quandary forms the foundation for the second season of Bill Hader’s award-winning HBO dark comedy “Barry.” The season picks up...

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Certifiably insane dancers, deadly snowstorms, LSD-spiked sangria…no, I’m not describing the contents of a paranoiac nightmare, but rather, Argentine-French director Gaspar Noé’s newest horror flick, “Climax.” Noé has never shied from absolutely shattering audiences’ moral parameters (...

Music Box to host independent film retrospectives

Music Box to host independent film retrospectives

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

There is a lot to admire in the Chicago film scene and its history. It might also be safe to say that the scene in the city as a whole is epitomized in the form of the historic Music Box Theatre. Chicago’s famed theatrical landmark is known for so many amazing things, primarily its very broad and di...

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