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Kate Smith spent 3 1/2 years creating her production, “One Woman Hamlet.”

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’

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

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...

Sam & Gertie’s offers a variety of bagels, including “mish mosh,” plain, everything and poppy seed bagels, which are also gluten-free.

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...

Guitarist and vocalist for Divino Nino Camilo Medina.

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...

Released March 2019,

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

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...

Whitney held performances Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 8 with completely sold-out shows at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

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...

The #8 and #9 beckons customers to enjoy.

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. ...

The cast of “Jojo Rabbit,” a satirical film about a young boy in Nazi Germany who befriends a Jewish girl he finds living in his walls.

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...

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