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NETFLIX’S GLOW: SEASON 3 REVIEW

August 27, 2019

Season 3 of ‘GLOW: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’ recently released on Netflix. For fans of the ser...

From left to right Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay

Good Boys

August 19, 2019

‘Good Boys’ is a tale about endings. The beauty and tragedy of life is that it is finite and someda...

True West Review

True West Review

July 23, 2019

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Cruse attended “True West” at Steppenwolf. What follows is their conversat...

Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things Season 3 Review

July 23, 2019

Spoilers ‘Stranger Things 3’ launched on Netflix over the July 4th weekend and with it comes ...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

July 23, 2019

For the first time in Spring Awakening history, the venue was held at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates...

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

May 7, 2019

Bright lights. Eardrum shattering loud bangs. Haunting screams and murder. All of that and a bag of purcha...

With a Family Like This Who Needs Super Villains?

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2019

“On the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth. This was unusual only in the fact that none of these women had been pregnant when the day first began.” With those words, viewers are launched into the mysterious world of “The Umbrella Academy,” where each answer only garners ...

Children of Blood and Bone Review

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

May 16, 2018

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi has been gaining recognition for the way it weaves African folklore and mythology into an epic fantasy. It tells the story of Zelie, who is sent on a journey to bring magic back to the world of Orisha. Magic has been gone from the land for years after the evil king eradicated ...

Right on the corner of Lincoln and Pensacola, this could become a place where everyone knows your name.

Sweet Sips: There’s a Drink for You at The Northman

June 21, 2016

Cider pubs in Chicago are very rare (The Northman is the only one, in fact). People that possess a lot...

Smoque BBQ is located just off the Irving Park Blue Line Stop.

Vegans Beware; Smoque BBQ is Delicious

April 5, 2016

Voted the best barbecue in Chicago by the New York Times and the Chicago Reader, Smoque BBQ offers a var...

Cristiano Ronaldo opens up about his life in

A View into the World of “Ronaldo”

November 17, 2015

A plethora of superlatives come to mind at the thought of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. I’ve been...

The Blue Men bang on their drums full of paint.

My Night with Three Blue Men

October 20, 2015

RUT: The night started innocent enough. It was a Thursday, specifically Oct. 8, I found my seat in...

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