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Making noise in fashion

By Brianna Wellen

September 6, 2010

In Vogue’s September issue, between Marc Jacobs advertisements and a Halle Berry feature, Nick Cave found his own designs gracing the legendary magazine’s pages.The Chicago-based artist won’t be shy about the accomplishment when he returns to his students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is the head of the graduate fashion program.“I’m going to have [the issue] close to my chest hugging it,...

Lunch, lessons, care at Los Martincitos

By Cristina Aguirre

February 1, 2010

With both of her palms stretched out slightly off her body, Zoyla Zevallos Leyva,67, begins to sing a song in Quechua, a Native American language spoken primarily in the Andes of South America. She sways back and forth in a blank stare singing in a beautiful high-pitched, but raspy voice. This is how she forgets her worries and problems she faces back home near Cusco when she comes to Los Martincitos ( Little Martins).Zevall...

Funny Sandman scores with clever camp

By WilliamPrentiss

November 16, 2009

Strange. That’s the first word that comes to mind after watching Eye of the Sandman.The film’s 72 minutes includes a handful of characters, transmutation, eye patches and mad doctors fighting over a newly inherited mansion, all while pulling off a wedding. The protagonist’s father, Dr. Coppelius, passed away under mysterious circumstances and Cecilia, his daughter, arrives at the start of the film with her fiancée, Cla...

Director’s first feature fails to deliver

By David Orlikoff

September 12, 2009

Although film is a concrete form of art, the interpretation of the final product often varies by viewer. While the light and sound of the movie registers similarly in our brains, the constructed meaning we create outside the purest facts of plot is often entirely our own. Film is an active and engaging art form in which the audience creates their own living narrative as they bear witness to the static stimuli on the screen.  Th...

‘Extracting’ the truth from Mike Judge

By David Orlikoff

September 6, 2009

Writer/director Mike Judge has built a career on animation. He started out in the early ’90s making shorts leading to his creation of the iconic “Beavis and Butt-head” for MTV in ’93.  His next major project, “King of the Hill,” began in ’97 and prolific though his work in animation had been, Judge didn’t become a household name until after the release of his first live-action feature, Office Space in ’99. Ope...

‘Extract’ succeeds as a minor comedy

By David Orlikoff

September 6, 2009

Writer, director and animator Mike Judge broke into the scene in 1993 with the iconic MTV series “Beavis and Butt-Head.” His second major project, “King of the Hill,” began in 1997 and saw its 13th and final season this year. But no matter how prolific his animated work, he didn’t become a household name until after his live-action feature debut, Office Space in 1999.His latest film, Extract, tells the tale of Joel (pla...

ALBUM REVIEW: Animal Collective finds balance with new ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’

By Josh Sambdman

January 26, 2009

A quick look at the cover of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion immediately lets you know what to expect for the next hour of listening. The simplistic design seems to ripple across its surface, while staying completely stationary at the same time. Never before has an album's packaging represented its inner contents so well.Like previous Animal Collective releases, Merriweather Post Pavilion is full of music not ...

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