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REVIEW: Season opener of “Blindspot” shows that it is on its way out

Rob Brown, Ashley Johnson, Sullivan Stapleton, Ennis Esmer, and Jaimie Alexander in Blindspot.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Blindspot’s season opener proves that it has run its course and it is ready to bow out.  The NBC show has been on for four seasons, and the fifth season has been confirmed to be it's last. "Blindspot" originally premiered in 2015 as another crime drama featuring an FBI team and a tattooed woman...

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” come crashing in like a bat out of hell, only this time, it’s all about basketball. For weeks, the series gave us insight into the inner-turmoil of the Bulls’ final season together – the in-fighting, the clashing of personalities and all. The entire...

REVIEW: ‘Rick and Morty’ returns to melt our brains, make us laugh

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2020

They love to keep us waiting, but “Rick and Morty” finally has finally returned for the second half of season four. After a five month hiatus, the series returns with what is perhaps the most bizarre, twisty, meta-storyline that creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have ever created. The epi...

REVIEW: ‘The Last Dance’ remains engrossing in latest episodes

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2020

“The Last Dance” continues strong, with further emphasis on Jordan’s fame, which may have led to his leaving the game for good. Episodes three and four are focused on Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson, respectively. Rodman was considered the wild man whose defense and rebounding rounded out Jorda...

REVIEW: ‘Too Hot To Handle’ comes in hot as Netflix’s new dating show


Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Premiering in April amid social distancing and stay-at-home orders, “Too Hot To Handle” introduced itself as a dating show with a unique twist. The show follows a group of ten insanely attractive, horny and single people from around the world. The premise of the show revolves around the fact tha...

What The DePaulia’s Arts & Life team is binging this week

What The DePaulia's Arts & Life team is binging this week

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch

April 28, 2020

The stay-at-home order has been extended until May 31 in Chicago, giving more time for a constant stream of binging. The Arts & Life team has binged plenty of TV shows over the past few weeks and we simply want to share these binge worthy shows that’ll take up your month of May. You will not be d...

“Little Fires Everywhere” sets off blaze of emotions

“Little Fires Everywhere” sets off blaze of emotions

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor

April 27, 2020

The Hulu mini-series is based off of the book by Celeste Ng. It is the story of two families who live in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 90s and are brought together by a friendship between two of their children. Soon after this friendship sparks, so does the hatred between Elena Richards (Reese Witherspo...

Once more, with feeling: a review of ‘The Last Dance’

Once more, with feeling: a review of 'The Last Dance'

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2020

“The Last Dance” is a monumental piece of documentary filmmaking — a comprehensive look into one of our greatest sports teams, a searing examination of legacy and ego. There are eight episodes still to air, yet it is already a triumph, breaking ratings records for the storied “30 for 30” fra...

REVIEW: ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ features new ownership but same heartbreak

Sunderland 'Til I Die

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2020

Everyone loves an underdog story, especially in sports. Nothing moves people quite like a group of lovable misfits who come together and pull off what seems almost impossible. Perhaps it’s because we can identify with the underdog, and because we know we’ll be left with a happy ending when all is...

On ‘High Maintenance,’ characters are expendable, but essential


Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2020

No matter the medium or the genre, characters are essential to storytelling; they are the heart and soul of any good film or TV show. If the writers and directors can’t get you to care about a character's fate, the story isn’t worth telling. This is why we hear critics and cinephiles groan on and on ...

REVIEW: Larry David and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ master the most resilient formula in comedy TV

REVIEW: Larry David and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' master the most resilient formula in comedy TV

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re on the Red Line heading home after a long day at work. It's just after 10 p.m. Your car is sparsely populated; no more than eight others, all with their faces buried in their phones or half asleep hugging their bags. All is peaceful and quiet.  Moments later, ...

‘American Horror Story: 1984’ a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

'American Horror Story: 1984' a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2019

For those obsessed with the horror genre and the 1980s, season nine of “American Horror Story” (AHS) already perfectly captures the mood, music and atmosphere of the 80s only two episodes in. The last two seasons of “AHS” were both intriguing and bold, commenting on politics and religion, but f...

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