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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

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

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

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...

Isn’t it Romantic

Isn’t it Romantic

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

“Isn’t It Romantic” delights in its own tongue-in-cheek parodying of the rom-com genre, poking fun at the clichés and character archetypes pervasive in classic feel-good films. The premise is simple: Natalie, played by Rebel Wilson, awakens in a hospital bed after a violent mugging incide...

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you live in the Chicago area, the luck of the Irish is on your side. According to the personal finance service, Wallethub, Chicago was ranked the best U.S. city to celebrate 2019’s St. Patrick's Day. The service compared the 200 largest cities in the U.S., examining 17 key metrics, ranging from ...

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you go to DePaul or have ever lived on or near the Lincoln Park campus, there is a chance that you have stopped in Kelly’s Pub or McGee’s. Like many traditional Irish bars, Kelly’s is named after the family who opened the establishment. Both Kelly’s and McGee’s are filled with traditio...

Brie Larson leads the entertaining, if familiar, ’90s-set superhero flick

Brie Larson leads the entertaining, if familiar, ’90s-set superhero flick

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The end of “Avengers: Infinity War” was a downer and, to some, quite a shock. I heard of audience members staring in disbelief at the screen well past the credits. Tears streamed down viewers’ faces when Peter Parker reached and said, “Mr. Stark…I don’t feel so good.” But we were left ...

What’s Fresh

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 11, 2019

Leaving Neverland Michael Jackson’s long-rumored indiscretions are in the spotlight in this special two-part documentary from HBO. While the documentary itself has remained in the headlines leading up the premiere, the actual content held within is much more astonishing and sickening than one m...

Bottoms up, Chicago

Bottoms up, Chicago

Doug Klain

March 11, 2019

This year, Chicago’s glass is a little fuller. The city recently hopped to the top of the pack to become the brewing capital of the nation, according to a report released by the Brewer’s Association last December. The trade group counts 167 unique breweries in the Chicago area—leaving in the d...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 11, 2019

On the heels of International Women’s Day, I felt inspired to look back at the female influence on American hip-hop and R&B. Whether it be the pioneers who paved the way or the newcomers infusing their unique touch, it’s undeniable to see the sheer impact of women on the industry. Even further,...

Spielberg v. Netflix

Spielberg v. Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

It’s a rough time to be a theater-loving cinephile lately. The theater experience is a cultural commodity that seems to be fading year after year, especially with the massive surge in streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Studios making their own buzz-worthy original content – though ...

The bros are back

The bros are back

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

Whether you like it or not, the Jonas Brothers are back and hotter, and older, than ever. The dynamic trio that stole teenagers’ hearts around the world released a new song this past week called “Sucker,” relaunching their music careers as a unified band. It has been 13 years since their iconic ...

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