ARTS

Shae Detar

Eileen Myles Reads Poetry and Poeticizes Instagram

By Brooke Nagler

Instagram puts you instantly in the gallery. “You get to be at the open mic of the world visually,” Myles described.

February 18, 2019

Geoff Pugh

Amit Chaudhuri Recaptures the Past in "Friend of My Youth"

By Bradley Tian

“‘This is something I’ve always been interested in…the unexpected, explosive implications of something coming back to life again.’”

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February 18, 2019

Austin Lai

Red Fish, Bleu Fish: Sad Fish, Bad Fish

By Austin Lai

I know a plating faux paus when I see one (I’ve watched "Top Chef" and "Chopped" religiously), and I was appalled.

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February 18, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

UBallet’s Performs Impressive "La Esmeralda" Interpretation

By Josh Villers

Over the course of the two-hour show, performers danced and pantomimed through scenes and conflicts from Victor Hugo’s original work.

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February 18, 2019

Alexandra Nisenoff

Subtlety, Thy Name Is Not Urie

By Veronica Chang

Urie’s capabilities as a performer are well-honed and carefully calculated, his grandiose theatricality earning him deafening screams of adulation from the audience.

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February 14, 2019

The Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

"Also on View:" David Maljković Tackles Continuity and Form

By Zeff Worley

The Croatian artist’s "Also on View" brings together an interconnected and referential body of works ranging from video to sculpture.

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February 11, 2019

Netflix

"Sex Education" Redefines a Genre

By Lucas Du

Netflix’s "Sex Education" manages to find its own niche by thoughtfully teasing apart the thing on every high schooler’s mind: sex.

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February 11, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

Mick Jenkins’s Poetics Are a Concert Downer

By Eric Guzman

Song after placid song, the audience was driven to a weary lull from which Jenkins struggled to regain their lost energy and enthusiasm.

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February 11, 2019

Michelle Hartney's Instagram

Behind the Floating World, the Weight of Reality

By Alina Kim

Activist Michelle Hartney offers alternative tour audio highlighting the neglected histories of oppression behind the ukiyo-e paintings in a recently closed Art Institute exhibit.

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February 7, 2019

Norman Lewis, Collection of Pamela Joyner

Finding Solidarity At The Smart

By Christine Yan and Lynn Chong

Last Monday, the Smart Museum opened its doors to its annual Winter Opening, inviting viewers to dive into the racially charged, the politically motivated, and the expressively abstract.

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February 4, 2019

Jonathan Mandell, New York Theater

525,600 Minutes of Disappointment

By Claire Schultz

After the lead actor of Fox’s Rent Live broke his foot, Fox chose instead to broadcast a pre-taped dress rehearsal, with disappointing results.

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February 4, 2019

Arash Saedinia

Balancing Editorial and Audience Pressures in Writing

By Bradley Tian

“As a short story writer, I like that feeling of strange uncertainty…If I’m writing a 20-page story and I know the ending by page 2, I get worried,” said Brinkley.

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February 1, 2019

Revenge of the Fans

"Glass" Shatters (Good) Expectations

By Wlad Sarmiento

Hopes for a worthy sequel to "Unbreakable" are shattered by the next installment in M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise trilogy.

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January 31, 2019

Paula Martinez

Jesse McCartney Returns With New Resolutions

By Jessica Choe

Having not released any new material since 2014, “Beautiful Soul” musician Jesse McCartney returns to the spotlight with Resolution Tour.

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January 31, 2019

Shamit Sthankiya

In Chicago, Puppets Take Center Stage

By Kenjiro Lee

This year’s Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival showcased a wide variety of puppeteer groups who pushed the medium to its thematic and artistic boundaries.

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January 31, 2019

Rada Film Group

Eve Ewing Discusses Racial Dynamics in Education System

By Joshua Villers

It’s an attitude of “I’m not trying to keep you out, I’m just trying to keep what I have,” said Ewing.

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January 28, 2019

Shreya Preeti

Grad Student Shreya Preeti Discusses Her New EP

By Laura Chen

“This is kind of my goal: to make music not normally heard by the mass but still digestible.”

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January 28, 2019

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