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Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on ‘The Fairytale Starlight’

Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on 'The Fairytale Starlight'

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

In his newly-released EP “The Fairytale Starlight,” Chicago-based musician Christian Moreno, also known as Geekd, cannot get out of his own head. He said so himself on the EP’s third track, ...

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Review: Vic Spencer and SonnyJim take listeners back to basics in ‘Spencer for Higher 3’

September 15, 2020

For years Vic Spencer has been a mainstay in Chicago’s hip-hop scene due to his colorful lyricism, diverse array of instrumentals and aggressive attitude toward musical output. Despite not having the ...

Austin Abrams' character, Henry Page, and Lili Reinhart's character, Grace Town, are introduced by collaborating on their high school's newspaper.

Review: ‘Chemical Hearts’ yields a negative reaction

August 27, 2020

As a young adult, I am well acquainted with how difficult navigating one's teenage years can be—like not wanting to be placed at the children's table for Thanksgiving dinner, but then stuck sitt...

Uncooked: Chicago's first zero-waste dining experience opens in Fulton Market

Uncooked: Chicago’s first zero-waste dining experience opens in Fulton Market

August 13, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, I have found myself searching for food that is healthy, filling and easy to grab on the go because I like the convenience of take-out, and I also want to maintain soci...

Roots Handmade Pizza offers an array of signature pizzas, including 3 vegetarian-friendly options.

Review: Roots’ pizza doesn’t have a ‘pizza’ my heart

July 22, 2020

The newly built, trendy two-story restaurant with patio seating and a retractable roof may distract you from what you are actually there for—the pizza. Until you take your first bite. Roots H...

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

For their self-titled debut, Dinner Party sticks with tradition by showcasing what makes instrumental hip-hop so great—its natural inclination to pay homage to all of the genres it stems from. Wi...

Review: 'Da 5 Bloods,' a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

Review: ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

June 19, 2020

It’s been approximately 32 hours since I sat down in front of a small screen to watch Spike Lee’s newest film, “Da 5 Bloods,” which was both strikingly familiar and entirely unexpected. ...

Review: Upcoming poetry collection embodies a kind of 'madness' in its composition

Review: Upcoming poetry collection embodies a kind of ‘madness’ in its composition

June 8, 2020

Lately, Lisa Fishman arranges her work on her dining room table, full of loose sheets of paper, notebooks, lists and drawings. She and her family eat at a smaller table pushed against the stove. "For...

Review: ‘Purposefully kept’ truths about the asylum process revealed in ‘Between Everything and Nothing’

Review: ‘Purposefully kept’ truths about the asylum process revealed in ‘Between Everything and Nothing’

May 19, 2020

What began as a friend's simple suggestion for an essay became a two-and-a-half-year project. The result? A 336-page retelling of the trials and tribulations of two Ghanaian asylum seekers, Seidu Mohammed and Raz...

Review: 'American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans' locks change in the revolver

Review: ‘American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans’ locks change in the revolver

May 18, 2020

“There are guns in the streets, there will never be peace,” wrote 17-year-old James Lofton in the last line of "American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans." This line ricochets in the brain like ...

Jacob Elordi, Joey King and Joel Courtney attend a screening of 'The Kissing Booth' at NETFLIX on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

Review: The no-nos of Netflix: What not to watch during quarantine

April 11, 2020

So here you find yourself, at a point in self-isolation or quarantine where you’ve already run through first-string entertainment. You’ve watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” you’...

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King'

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series ‘Tiger King’

April 10, 2020

After not being able to understand any of the Twitter posts of a blonde-mulleted man named Joe Exotic, I turned on Netflix and sat down to watch the series he was a part of: "Tiger King: Murder, May...

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