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Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

March 30, 2020

In the age of digitally produced music, some pop tracks on the radio can feel bland, formulaic or, worst of all, predictable. Indie-rock trio Vundabar’s latest album “Either Light”—released March 13...

Review: ‘The microcosm of South Shore,’ a literary coming-of-age in Gabriel Bump’s ‘Everywhere You Don’t Belong’

Review: ‘The microcosm of South Shore,’ a literary coming-of-age in Gabriel Bump’s ‘Everywhere You Don’t Belong’

March 25, 2020

The city of Chicago has been documented in various ways, some positive, others more critical. The historical and political aspect of the city has been commemorated in books such as "Chicago," by Domin...

Review: Alexander 23 steals the show

Review: Alexander 23 steals the show

March 17, 2020

As a teenager growing up in Deerfield, Illinois, musician Alexander Glantz’s favorite music venue in Chicago was the Riviera Theatre. He dreamed of performing there but never had the chance—unt...

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

March 8, 2020

The camera has just spun 360 degrees around Daniel Radcliffe for what feels like the tenth time in 30 minutes and my mind, too, has been sent spinning—not because of the blazing neon lights, screwb...

Review: ‘One Woman Hamlet’:  ‘To be, or not to be’ aware of mental health issues

Review: ‘One Woman Hamlet’: ‘To be, or not to be’ aware of mental health issues

February 12, 2020

At any other event where the walls were decorated with taxidermied fish and a disco ball dangled from the rafters, patrons may be distracted from the main event. But at Kate Smith’s “One Woman Ham...

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

February 10, 2020

While DC Comics movies have struggled in the past, they have found their footing in "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn," a seemingly hopeful leap forward into a prom...

Review: Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘goop lab’ has a cure for everything but boredom

Review: Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘goop lab’ has a cure for everything but boredom

January 30, 2020

Heading into the second hour of Netflix’s “the goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow,” with each episode lasting only 30 minutes, one’s mind begins to wander. Eyes squint and eyebrows furrow—not from disbel...

Review: Relive ‘Dragon Ball Z’ with Kakarot

Review: Relive ‘Dragon Ball Z’ with Kakarot

January 26, 2020

For as long as I can remember, the anime-adapted Dragon Ball Z series has always been packed with energy blasting battle sequences that last through multiple episodes. Fans of Dragon Ball Z know the serie...

Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

January 23, 2020

Inside Sam & Gertie's, snug seating arrangements prompt most customers to opt for take-out rather than dine-in, as the slightly too loud '60s and '70s music rings throughout the cozy deli. Rows of...

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 ...

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...

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