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With his album “Fuzzybrain” out for over a year—produced under his professional name Dayglow—and with his first tour underway, Sloan Struble has found the change he needed through his music.

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...

Canadian singer and songwriter Mac Demarco returns to Chicago for a sold-out show Sept. 28 at The Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave.

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...

Released Sept. 20 and developed by House House—a video game company based in Melbourne, Australia—

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...

Bill Hader and Finn Wolfhard, who played the older and younger versions of Richie respectively, were standouts in “IT Chapter Two.”

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...

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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...

The Cirque du Soleil show

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...

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

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...

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