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REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

October 9, 2019

What do you get when you cross an actor committed to bringing his interpretation of arguably the most iconic comic book villain to life with a society that's grown anxious of real-world events being...

REVIEW: ‘Here comes the cowboy’ for a sold out show

REVIEW: ‘Here comes the cowboy’ for a sold out show

October 1, 2019

Canadian singer and songwriter Mac DeMarco graced the Chicago stage with his unique vocals and energy, delivering expected classics and delighting the audience with a rarely performed favorite. With back-to-b...

REVIEW: A honkin’ good time with ‘Untitled Goose Game’

REVIEW: A honkin’ good time with ‘Untitled Goose Game’

September 30, 2019

Geese are notorious for being obstacles to Midwesterners, both by randomly attacking them and controlling portions of parks and walkways with their sheer numbers. In Chicago, Canada Geese produce nea...

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

September 17, 2019

After three packed days, Douglas Park’s Riot Fest marks 15 years in the books with mud, mosh pits, killer guitar riffs, colored hair and inflatable aliens. With five stages, carnival rides, wrestling...

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams  too much plot in the clown car

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

CRITIQUE: Twin Peaks gets funky with new album

CRITIQUE: Twin Peaks gets funky with new album

September 10, 2019

Chicago-based band Twin Peaks paved a new path for upcoming indie artists nearly 10 years ago when they formed their band at the various inner-city high schools each member attended, and is continuing to br...

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

June 26, 2019

When Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” begins, you may think you’re still watching the pre-show. The statuesque Mr. Wow, clad in bright metallic clothes and a golden wig, struts around stage while i...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

May 3, 2019

The 13 days between April 13 and 26 were some of the most stressful in years for Taylor Swift fans. Rumors began to fly after Swift added a cryptic countdown to her Instagram story, which was set to en...

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

Panic! At The Disco delivers ‘a night you’ll never forget’ during United Center performance

Panic! At The Disco delivers ‘a night you’ll never forget’ during United Center performance

By Lauren Carlton, Managing Editor

July 23, 2018

Panic! At The Disco rocked the United Center July 17 during the band's fifth stop on its "Pray For The Wicked" tour. With Hayley Kyioko and ARIZONA opening the show, the band's performance was prec...

‘Tag’ not as fun as I remember

By Micha Thurston

June 26, 2018

Watching a group of men play a game of tag sounds like it could be an entertaining idea. But when there are too many characters who lack development and redundant subplots, the film drags on for 30 minutes too long.“Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic and released June 15, tells the kind of "best buds’"story that has become a staple of the big screen. The movie relies on stock characters and stereotypes for laughter: ‘Hoagie,’ played b...

Taylor Swift delivers unforgettable performance during ‘reputation’ stadium tour

By Lauren Carlton

June 25, 2018

Taylor Swift's reputation stadium tour is one you don't want to miss.Taylor Swift once said, "in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive," and her performances June 1 and 2 at Soldier Field bring truth to this statement. Swift kicked off her fifth tour for her newest album, reputation, May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and will be on the road until Oct. 6. Swift's performances started off strong and continued to...

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