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Best books for break

Best books for break

Amanda Sallman, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

Finally, winter quarter is almost over and we can start looking forward to the light at the end of this cold, desolate tunnel—spring break. Some people are going jet setting to vacation destinations outside the city; others are remaining in the (still) frigidly cold city. Whichever you’re opting for, i...

As millennial homeownership drops, entertainment and envy combine

As millennial homeownership drops, entertainment and envy combine

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

Millennials are buying fewer homes than Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. They are choosing to rent longer and marry later, lending to the national homeownership rate of 64.4 percent. In addition to remaining single longer, young Americans are dealing with increasing student debt. Average debt at graduation...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Workin' Moms Netflix’s latest bingeable comedy series is an import that has found wide acclaim and success up in Canada about a quartet women who try to adjust and balance their lives after finally returning to work from maternity leave. There it has also garnered nominations at the Canadian Screen Aw...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 4, 2019

Country music serves as the perfect vessel for which the best male singers of the day can compete for the hearts of teenage country fans everywhere and actually produce quality music in the process. The most recent wave of “bro-country” has infused the genre with the perspectives of countless you...

Third time’s a charm

Third time’s a charm

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

It can be easy to complain about the constant stream of sequels pouring out of Hollywood every year and lament about the loss of originality and true storytelling. But it’s films like “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” that can serve as a reminder of the rush of emotions that can acco...

Gender inequality in local music scene highlighted by recent abuse allegations

Gender inequality in local music scene highlighted by recent abuse allegations

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Ryan Adams' prolific solo career has been marked not only by his own music, but also his seeming dedication to jumpstarting the careers of younger female musicians. It wasn’t until The New York Times wrote an exposé on his relationships with several of his protégées that revealed the sinister...

Wave of cancellations leaves critics, creatives, consumers concerned

Wave of cancellations leaves critics, creatives, consumers concerned

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

When the show you watch religiously gets canceled, it is almost as if you lose an important part of yourself, and suddenly you don’t know how to cope with this loss. To the big disappointment of many fans and critics, Netflix continues to cancel favorites. At the end of February, “Jessica Jones,” “...

The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele takes reins of new reboot

The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele takes reins of new reboot

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

While this year’s Super Bowl may have been proved as a disappointment on several rather large accounts, at least one thing left a positive impact on social media platforms and entertainment buffs. It came in the form of a faux-glitch on the TV and a man in a black suit walking about in an empty st...

The man who cried hate crime

The man who cried hate crime

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Now that actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a hate crime as of Feb. 21, the question stands with how this incident impacts public reputations as well as news coverage. Smollett alleged a Jan. 29 hate crime attack occurred near his Chicago apartment; he said two masked attackers...

Category cutting controversy

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019

Public Official A (WBEZ Chicago) Rod Blagojevich is one of the most notorious figures in Illinois history. As he sits in federal prison for corruption charges related to his time as governor, WBEZ Chicago’s newest podcast, “Public Official A,” takes an inside look at how he got there –from h...

Swatches: Perfecting the band-creation formula

Swatches: Perfecting the band-creation formula

Jessica Rish, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

According to Merriam-Webster.com, a swatch is a small sample piece intended to demonstrate the look of a larger piece. That is precisely what the band Swatches is, a small piece of the music scene in Chicago, and an unconventional 3-piece that juxtaposes indie and emo-pop with classical jazz elements...

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