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Black Panther slashes through expectations

Black Panther slashes through expectations

February 15, 2018

In “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler creates an Afro-centric world free of colonialism and visualizes one of the most important stories of the year.It won’t win an Oscar, but that's not why...

Poe (Kevin Webb) fantasizes about his poetry aspirations. 

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

January 18, 2018

A musical about the life of Edgar Allan Poe has a lot to live up to: It must balance Poe's macabre, dramatic writing style with factual detail, while being careful not to lose one in favor of the other.Blac...

‘Darkest Hour’ shines bright

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in

By Brock Stillmunks

December 4, 2017

A battlefield blazes with fire as bombs fly through the French countryside and destroy everything in their path. Cries of wounded soldiers fade as the camera lingers on a young man’s soot-covered che...

Galantis builds to dynamic performance

Galantis builds to dynamic performance

November 21, 2017

One musical theme moves through most—if not all—EDM music. It's the build-up: the way each song heightens tension and excitement and transforms a swaying crowd into a jumping, raucous one.Then, just as s...

One Direction member and solo artist Niall Horan performing at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Nov. 15.

Niall Horan has places to go, songs to sing

November 20, 2017

Niall Horan doesn’t want anyone to forget his roots.The 24-year-old paid homage to both his former One Direction days and his Irish heritage during his Nov. 15 performance at Rosemont Theater, 5400 N. ...

Timothée Chalamet (back) and Armie Hammer star as Elio and Oliver in “Call Me by Your Name.” 

‘Call Me by Your Name’ is an ode to first love, new beginnings

October 30, 2017

From the moment “Call Me by Your Name” begins, everything on screen is significant: the sheen of sweat, the glare of the sun, the sway of the apricot trees. Even the Northern Italian setting become...

Clean Bandit played at The House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn St., on May 2.

REVIEW: Clean Bandit gave ‘Real Love’ to fans—and they gave it back

May 5, 2017

Packed in the concert hall, fans sipped their beers and waited for the music to begin so they could start to dance the night away.There was no place you would rather be on May 2 than at Clean Bandit’s s...

REVIEW: Travel to Italy through quality polenta dishes

Polenta con salsiccia alla diavola  

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

May 1, 2017

Too many times, people only think of Italian food as pizza and pasta. But like any other culture, Italian cuisine has remarkable variety. The country hosts immense diversity, history and tradition that ...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

REVIEW: ‘Naked Magicians’ shower Chicago with horny magic

March 15, 2017

Winter Storm Stella hit Chicago March 14, but that was not the only impressive sight for wide eyes and social media posts. Full-on nudity, professional trickery and the gracious hot bods of Mike Tyler and ...

The crowd moshed, headbanged and crowdsurfed throughout the performance.

UK’s Architects build wall of emotional sound

March 13, 2017

Metalcore tore through a night of an unsuspecting neighborhood in the Near West Side of Chicago on March 9at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.Architects is a Metalcore band from Brighton, England, tha...


‘LOVE IS LOVE’: Powerful Graphic novel supports Pulse victims

February 13, 2017

“So their love is different. It has to be, to fight so much hate. It’s super love,” says a small boy depicted outside the Orlando nightclub Pulse, honoring its victims.“Yeah,” his dad replies, in...

Niklas consistently keeps the energy high by leaping, running and interacting with the crowd.

Truckfighters bring fuzzy feeling

January 30, 2017

Guitarist Niklas Källgren walks onstage to the capacity crowd, takes off his shirt, throws it into the audience, picks up his guitar and opens a wall of sound. He runs to the front, allowing the crowd ...

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