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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...

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,...

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...

Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

November 30, 2019

With a small portion of its menu offering non alcoholic mixed drinks, Young American Bar is an unconventional twist on the local watering hole hotspot for many in the Logan Square neighborhood. ...

Critique: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ are Nazis really that entertaining?

Critique: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ are Nazis really that entertaining?

November 10, 2019

While death may be a part of life, reminiscing on the horrors of the Holocaust does not have to happen time and time again. Director Taika Waititi, known for “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), released his l...

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

November 6, 2019

With a couple of keyboards from Goodwill, large monitor speakers, a few guitars and a microphone, Sloan Struble made his first album in his childhood bedroom in Aledo, Texas during his last year of high...

Review: ‘The Lighthouse,’ a shining example of mental manipulation

Review: ‘The Lighthouse,’ a shining example of mental manipulation

October 31, 2019

Nature meets hallucination-born madness in Robert Eggers’ 2019 black and white film, “The Lighthouse.” This 110-minute mental trip is an uneasy cocktail of the water, the gales and the cooped up del...

Review: ‘Modern Love’ gives refreshing twist on relationships

Review: ‘Modern Love’ gives refreshing twist on relationships

October 24, 2019

In a time when friendships, relationships and dating can be extremely complex and confusing, the movies and television shows we watch should accurately convey this. “Modern Love,” a new Amazon Prime Vi...

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...

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