Posts Tagged ‘features’

This Week in Theaters and Network Television: S.W.A.T. Series Premiere, LBJ, and Thor: Ragnarok

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Over the last week, I have watched a lot of television shows and newly released movies. This evidently seems to be the bulk of how I spend my spare time. Without considering the exhausting pile of homework I had lingering in the depths of my mind, I’d say it was…
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Beck Is Back With Colors: Album Review

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

In 2015, Beck Hansen, better known as Beck, won the Album of the Year Grammy for his 2014 project, Morning Phase. Beck’s win was a big upset, especially since he was up against pop giants Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Beyoncé. Angry Beyoncé fans began a Twitter hashtag campaign expressing…
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Dungeon of Doom

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

It’s that wonderful time of the year, folks! The time of year where everyone is encouraged to curl up on their couch, sip on their favorite pumpkin spice beverage – I’m more of a hot chocolate drinker, personally – and settle in for a night of horror movies. The time…
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Theatre Buzz: Yasmina’s Necklace

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

On Thursday October 26, the Goodman Theatre will be holding its second College Night event for the 2017/2018 season. The play that will be featured is Yasmina’s Necklace, which is about an Iraqi artist named Yasmina (Susaan Jamshidi) who has just arrived to Chicago. She has hardened herself to the…
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An Instant Sci-Fi Classic: Blade Runner 2049 Review

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

After thirty-five years, sci-fi cult classic Blade Runner gets a visually stunning sequel that asks what it means to be human, while also expanding the film’s universe. Director Denis Villeneuve and the film’s writing team could have easily rebooted the franchise with no effort involved and made a quick buck…
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Elevation: The Rise of Beverly/Morgan Park Architecture Exhibit

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Approximately 15,000 years ago, long before they were developed into the neighborhoods and communities we currently know, the land of Beverly and Morgan Park was an expanse of glaciers. As time went on, the glaciers slowly gave form to the “highest hill in Chicago,” later to be known as Beverly…
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Celebrity Outcry to Tragic Shooting in Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

 This past Sunday the unimaginable happened when Stephan Paddock shot endless gunfire through the thirty second floor window of his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The shots fired were aimed directly towards the Route 91 Harvest Music festival immediately resulting in the death of over fifty…
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A Good Day to Die: Flatliners (2017) Movie Review

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

If you were a fan of Joel Schumacher’s sci-fi horror film, Flatliners (1990), then chances are you were excited to hear that there was a sequel in the works for the storyline. Flatliners (2017), directed by Niels Arden Oplev, was released in theaters on September 29. I remember watching the…
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This Week in Long-Running Television News: Recap on Criminal Minds Season 13 & Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Premieres

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Last week was a pretty good week for season premieres, especially for fans of long-running television programs. On September 27, CBS’s Criminal Minds aired its thirteenth season premiere, “Wheels Up.” The following night, on September 28, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy came back on screen to air their two-hour-long fourteenth season premiere,…
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Chicago Lupus Walk 2017 Raising Awareness and Funds

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

This past Sunday the Lupus Society of Illinois hosted the Chicago Lupus Walk 2017 at Lincoln Park, Grove 2. President and CEO of LSI, Charles Brummell along with his board members, and dedicated volunteers worked together to set up the event at roughly five in the morning. Lupus is a chronic…
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