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Review of Holly Blacks ‘The Cruel Prince”, Game Of Thrones But With Fairies

Robert Kukla, Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

“The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black is the first book in her new series. The main character, Jude is a 17-year-old mortal who has raised in the world of the fairies after her parents were murdered. Desperate for a place for herself in the kingdom, and to feel like she belongs, she will do whatever i...

In Theaters Now: A Quiet Place

Panagiotis Garbis, W.

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

“A Quiet Place” begins and ends in the same fashion. The audience is left wondering what the outcome will be in the next scene, trying their hardest to remain as composed and silent as the protagonists in the film. The film features a family living in a dystopian world. After an invasion of al...

In the Neighborhood: Chicago Taco Authority

In the Neighborhood: Chicago Taco Authority

Eric Rodriguez, Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Located next to the Irving Park Blue Line stop, Chicago Taco Authority (CTA) offers a place for people that need guidance when ordering Mexican food. Luckily for those people, CTA does the hard work and does it right. CTA blends an urban, rustic environment with a plethora of playful train puns...

Green Arrow: Rebirth ends it’s two year run with ‘The Fall of Green Arrow’

Hussain Khemani, Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews, Staff Profiles

Issue 38 of Green Arrow “Long Live the Queen”, which was released this March, concludes Benjamin Percy’s two-year run with “Green Arrow: Rebirth.” His series was able to return the character of Green Arrow to his social justice roots and make him a hero fighting against the establishment. This...

Comic Review: New characters, old favorites

Hussain Khemani, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews

Tom King’s latest Batman story pits Batman and Catwoman against one of Batman’s most infamous enemies, Pamela Isley, a.k.a Poison Ivy. This arc immediately shows that Ivy is a true force to be reckoned with as she essentially has the entire world under control. King’s goal in writing this issue...

Funk Vendetta invites local musicians to the stage

Funk Vendetta invites local musicians to the stage

Amy Buscemi, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Music Reviews

It might seem rare that Monday would be a happening night out on the town, but a combination of Chicago’s best local musicians gather every Monday at the Tonic Room in Lincoln Park to bring music fans Funk Vendetta, a seven-piece funk fusion project. If that isn’t enticing enough, there isn’t...

Representation Matters: A Response to the 90th Academy Awards

Robert Kukla, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Television Review

While most people get excited about the Super Bowl or the World Series, I get pumped up for the Academy Awards. The theme of this year’s Academy Awards centered around representation, with a call for more diverse films. Films like “Coco,” “Get Out” and “The Shape of Water” were the big...

‘Girls Incarcerated’ season one

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Television Review

Season one of docuseries “Girls Incarcerated” aired on Netflix earlier this month. The docuseries follows several young women in Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility located in Madison, Ind. Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility calls the girls “students” instead of inmates. The facility...

In the Neighborhood: Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

In the Neighborhood: Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

Robert Kukla, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Neighborhood

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite food is my answer is always breakfast. When I was asked to try out Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club’s new location, 3348 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, I was excited. When you first walk into the Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club, you’re greeted with a homey atmosphere. All the décor...

Calendar from Feb. 27th till 13th of March

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Calendar

Welcome to the Independent Campus Calendar. Find out what events are happening, where and when. This and our online calendar are for events happening on any of NEIU’s four campuses, as well as off-campus events hosted by NEIU clubs, organizations, alumni, departments and staff. Young Suk Lee: Thou ...

Who do you serve: Chicago Volunteer Expo

Robin Bridges, E.I.C

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 North Cannon Drive) housed more than 100 organizations on Feb. 18, all looking for volunteers in Chicago and beyond. Hundreds of volunteers staffed tables packed with flyers about events and opportunities. This event also had so many resources for something to...

Diversity reigns in the ‘Black Panther’ movie

Diversity reigns in the ‘Black Panther’ movie

Robert Kukla, writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Marvel finally decided to  add some diversity to its cinematic universe with “Black Panther.” Not only did they give us a superhero movie with almost an entire cast of Black and Pan-African people. The movie is set in Wakanda, a nation that outwardly seems like a third world country but secretly ...