The Independent

The all-American family

Angelica Garcia, Staff writer

October 10, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

The American Theater Company brings back William Inge's original play The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas on March 3, 1913. After getting his masters from the George Peabody College for Teachers, he began working as a drama and music critic for the St. Louis...

Review: ‘Continuum’ , John Mayer

Amy Scoma, Writer

October 10, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

"I'll make the most of all the sadness," a lyric from "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," is exactly what John Mayer has done with Continuum. With this album, Mayer has taken his musical prowess to new heights. Continuum mixes the soft, sultry beats found in an Atlanta jazz club with the familiarity of...

Review: The Last Kiss

Amanda Dalal, Staff writer

October 10, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

After winning a Grammy for his immensely popular soundtrack for Garden State, Zach Braff has done it again with The Last Kiss. Both albums give the listener a feeling of intimacy and a deeper understanding of Braff, as no doubt he's put together this group of music from his personal library. Shining...

Surprise doesn’t strike the right chord

Duncan Macnab, Writer

October 10, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

Paul Simon received a lot of criticism for separating with long-time partner Art Garfunkel moving to a rock sound. Many people said folk to rock couldn't work, but he did some very good work. However, it seems Simon has gone too far in the experimenting with sound in his latest album Surprise. When...

Review: The Quiet

Dino Pollard, Sta

September 29, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Movie Reviews

Some films are perfect for mass audiences. They're feel-good, they make you laugh, and once the lights come back on, you can leave the theater without a negative thought in your head. But then there are other films that are far more disturbing and leave the audience with a feeling of unease. The Quiet...

Film festival to feature Ferrell and friends

Matthew Winer, Staff writer

September 26, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Movie Reviews

A new movie starring Will Ferrell will mark the beginning of over two weeks of films from the United States and around the world as the Chicago International Film Festival opens for the 42nd year. Opening night will be held at the historic Chicago Theater with a screening of the new film, Stranger Then...

Living it up in Logan Square

Jo Cook, Staff writer

September 26, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Neighborhood

Still looking for an affordable apartment for the new school year? Has the convenience of your current neighborhood been affected by the Brown Line renovation? While many Northeastern students prefer to stay in the area that surrounds the main campus, bargain seekers dependent upon public transportation...

Clowning Around

Cashmere Patterson, Staff Writer

September 26, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

While the small audience in the Chicago Cultural Ceter whispered among themselves, the lights dimmed as a man balancing himself on what appeared to be a beach ball, while simultaneously juggling three balls, entered the room. Child-like music blared from two large speakers as Paul Miller (a.k.a. Pauly...

Helen of…Egypt?

Angelica Garcia, Staff Writer

September 26, 2006


Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

The age-old Greek myth of Helen of Troy has been reinvented once again in Ellen McLaughlin's play Helen, now playing at the Next Theater Company. The general understanding of her story is that Zeus, Helen's father, impregnates Leda, the Queen of Sparta and wife to King Tyndareus. There are different...

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