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Q&A: The nicest ‘Mean Girl’ there is, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George

Q&A: The nicest ‘Mean Girl’ there is, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George

January 20, 2020

Revisiting the land of misfit cliques known as high school, “Mean Girls” the musical reminded us that in “Girl World,” the limit does not exist with how “fetch” and satirically difficult it is to...

Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

January 16, 2020

With a flowery tune that ignites the swaying of hips, bass riffs that ring out and the fast-paced thumping of two-headed bongos, a Divino Niño show is like taking a tropical cruise in January. The...

Review: Three games from 2019 pay homage to and further their genres

Review: Three games from 2019 pay homage to and further their genres

January 6, 2020

In the past, video game franchises tended to release games in annually. This expediency can come with loss of quality and innovation in a game, making it a cookie-cutter copy of the games that came ...

To impossible and beyond: Consumers divided on wave of plant-based substitutes at food chains

To impossible and beyond: Consumers divided on wave of plant-based substitutes at food chains

January 1, 2020

Cieara Little, a 2019 alumna of DePaul University with a master's of fine arts in cinematography, is often busy and does not have the time to prepare food to eat. Little has to pick up something q...

Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

December 23, 2019

"The Santaland Diaries" is everything people are thinking during the holidays but does not dare to say. Sardonic and humorous, “The Santaland Diaries”—based on David Sedaris' essay by the same name...

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

December 11, 2019

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical adaptation of the classic holi...

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

December 10, 2019

Chicago's indie music scene is nearly impossible to reference without the power duo Whitney coming to mind. Since 2015, Julien Ehrlich, drums and vocals, and Max Kakacek, guitar, have designed smooth,...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

The Chronicle’s Decade in Review

The Chronicle’s Decade in Review

December 6, 2019

Closing the door on the past decade, three Chronicle editors take a deep dive into the early 2010s to look into the moments that defined the decade.   MOVIES “Crazy Rich Asians” Although the Oscars...

Cultures, hair and life experiences intertwine in this Uptown salon

Cultures, hair and life experiences intertwine in this Uptown salon

December 6, 2019

Music, laughter, the buzz of razors and various languages fill the room as a parade of people walking in and out stop to hug, laugh and converse about family, work and life in general. Located in the...

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

December 5, 2019

This year, rather than skipping along to a caroling tune, some local musicians and fans may find the Christmas cheer in a hardcore holiday celebration that melds Christmas lights, punk-rock instrume...

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