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ARTICLES: 144
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Raging Grace Finds More Horror in the Immigrant Experience than Its Jump Scares

This article was written by Zachary Lee. I did not realize the clever double meeting of the title of writer-director Paris Zarcilla’s Raging Grace until the credits rolled. The film […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Yorgos Lanthimos Channels Dark Humor, Surrealism and a Touch of Feminism Into an Enrapturing Poor Things

This article was written by Lauren Coates. Between awards darlings like The Favourite and offbeat fan favorites including The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos’ filmography […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food, Review

Review: Putting a Bit of Seoul Into Our Soul

Review and photos by Bruce Kong. What we know about Korean food can be summarized in a variety of recipes that include spice, vinegar and fermentation. Bulgogi, tteokbokki, and naengmyeon […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Red Theater’s Caveman Play Tells Its Story via a Playful Dialogue With the Audience

Review by Anthony Neri. Nothing about the set of Caveman Play is very primal. Yes, there is a fire in the center of what is presumably a cave, but it crackles silently […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: What Doesn’t Float Is a Moody Anthology of Life at Its Breaking Point

This article was written by Arieon Whittsey What Doesn’t Float, directed by Luca Balser from a screenplay by Shauna Fitzgerald, is a collection of scenes set in New York. Each […]

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Fiction, Lit, Reviews

Review: Cravings: An Inventory of Human Life, by Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Reviewed by Guest Author Arieon Whittsey Cravings, by Chicago author Garnett Kilberg Cohen, offers an exploration of life and the moments that define it through an unlikely group of characters […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Seagulls, Inspired by Chekhov’s Story, Transports Us to the World of Rock Music

Review by Susan Lieberman. Youth is wasted on the young, the saying goes. But would we want youth any later in life? Beth Hyland’s Seagulls, now playing at Oak Park Festival […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Refracted Theatre Drops a Discography on Black Agency and Dystopian Nightmares with Tambo & Bones

Review by Anthony Neri.es Tambo & Bones has come to Chicago, presented by Refracted Theatre Co. at the Den Theatre. It’s dense and thought-provoking like a treatise with a burning thesis, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Preview: Highlights from Reeling, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival

This article was written by Alejandro A. Riera Chicago’s robust fall film festival season begins this weekend with Reeling 2023: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. Coinciding with the […]

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Comedy, Food, Review, Stages

Review: You’ve Heard of Dinner Theater, Now Make Way for Brunch Theater—With Clowns

The article and photos are by Bruce Kong. Brunch continues to play a dominant role in the daily meal system, as a combined breakfast and lunch, it’s a blend of […]

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Music, Previews

Preview: Yellowcard Shows Us What It Means to “Grow Up” in Their Latest EP, Childhood Eyes

Every musical era has its masters, Elvis, who pioneered rock and roll; Prince who led pop into a new era throughout the 1980s and 1990s; and Johnny Cash,  Country Music […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food

Review: A New Perspective on Mediterranean at Ema

By Bruce Kong Mediterranean cuisine is known for countless, flavorful dishes that can be enjoyed under the hot summer sun. Fresh herbs play a primary role in Mediterranean cuisine, shunning […]

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