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Take Note: "Booksmart" is Here to Redefine High School Movies

By Sylvia Ebenbach

Olivia Wilde's directorial debut follows a high-achieving high school senior, played by Beanie Feldstein, on her quest for the "real" high school experience.

April 17, 2019

szmagazin

Muse Redeems Itself Live at the United Center

By Wahid Al Mamun

At the final American show of its Simulation Theory World Tour, Muse delivers a performance beyond words.

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April 15, 2019

Netflix

Now With International Fame, "Kim’s Convenience" Strikes Again

By Kenjiro Lee

The new season of "Kim’s Convenience" offers insightful depictions of Korean-Canadian family dynamics in episodes seasoned with humor and drama.

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April 15, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

Ex Hex Proves That Nostalgia Is Still Cool

By Zoe Bean

It’s clear that the group has relaxed into a more garage-rock tone, but their technical skills and ’80s aesthetic keep the act from becoming too disheveled.

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April 15, 2019

IMDb

“High Life” Takes the Low Road

By Perri Wilson

Doc Films recently hosted a screening of Claire Denis’s "High Life" as well as a Q&A with the renowned French director.

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April 12, 2019

SASA

Mission Accomplished—SASA Performance a Bold Success

By Alina Kim

SASA celebrated the many cultures of the University’s South Asian community with an exciting night of music, dancing, and a hopeful message of acceptance, unity, and diversity.

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April 11, 2019

Renee Wah

Andrew Bird Spreads Wings at Green Mill

By Billie Malès

At the Green Mill, musician Andrew Bird delighted listeners with an evening of fresh tunes, old favorites, and classic jazz standards.

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April 8, 2019

The Arts Incubator

Still Here: Torture, Resiliency, and the Art of Memorializing

By Lynn Chong

Fulfilling the final promise of the Reparations Ordinance, artists display designs for a public memorial at the Arts Incubator.

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April 8, 2019

AMC Theatres

The Wide-Eyed Wonder of "Shazam!"

By Wlad Sarmiento

With "Shazam!", DC delivers strong, family-friendly fare that is equal parts entertaining and lighthearted.

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April 4, 2019

3:AM Magazine

Hari Kunzru on the Modern Distortion of Truth

By Veronica Chang

As part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s experimental lecture series, novelist Hari Kunzru spoke about the “values and ethics of truth.”

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April 2, 2019

Maroon Staff

Exhibit A

By Maroon Staff

What to do and where to go this month.

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April 2, 2019

University Theater

Fun Home Opens Its Doors in Logan

By Alex Oreskes

Fourth-year Emily Lovett brought out the deep tragedy of her character’s ruinous marriage in “Days and Days,” while first-year Lara Sachdeva portrayed a tender moment of excitement and self-discovery with aplomb.

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March 30, 2019

Marvel Studios

The Standard Badass Superhero of Captain Marvel

By Wlad Sarmiento

It is an enjoyable film that, while relying heavily on the established tropes and feel of the MCU so far, will not leave comic book movie fans unsatisfied.

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March 21, 2019

Princeton University Press

Professor Austin Carson Spills Secrets About Spilling Blood

By Alina Kim

Professor Austin Carson explains the politics behind secrecy in covert operations, ultimately concluding that it is a strategy in a power-grab for escalation control.

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March 15, 2019

Fine Line Features

Hedwig Creator Brings Songs, Stories, and the Wig to Chicago

By Kenjiro Lee

John Cameron Mitchell unpacks the creation and enduring significance of “Hedwig” on stage.

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March 15, 2019

Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar and Parul Sehgal on South Asian Stories

By Bradley Tian

Asghar certainly does not shy away from politics in her writing––she mentions the Muslim travel ban in her book––but she notes that it does not stem from wanting to be political or to attract attention.

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March 11, 2019

Natalia Rodriguez

The Strange and Metatheatrical "Don Gil"

By Kenjiro Lee

Though the audience mostly remained separate from the action of the story, the characters seemed almost constantly aware that there was a large crowd of people watching them and occasionally interacted or messed with audience members as they saw fit.

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March 11, 2019

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