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Tableau Magazine

Humanities Day 2020 Migrates to Zoom, Contemplates Crisis

By Jad Dahshan

In spite of the Zoom fatigue at the end of the day, Humanities Day 2020 offered a compelling series of lectures, performances, and readings of contemporary creative work.

October 26, 2020

Jenna Moreci

"The Savior’s Sister" Needs Salvation

By Alina Kim

Indie author Jenna Moreci’s The Savior’s Sister delivers a fast-paced fantasy romance with believable characters, but suffers from uninspired and inconsistent plotlines.

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October 26, 2020

Los Angeles Times

"Dick Johnson is Dead"…and Alive and Dying and Immortal

By Alison Gill

Unsurprisingly touching, Kirsten Johnson combines a deft cinematic touch with subversively humorous and daring conceits [in her documentary "Dick Johnson is Dead"].

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October 20, 2020

Luke McKeever

Veggie Tales: How Luke McKeever Turned Celery into Celebrity

By Kayla Martinez

“He’s been eating the vegetable plain since he was a kid and once went on a liver cleanse that largely featured celery, so he didn’t think twice about his choice, but the Internet certainly did."

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October 16, 2020

Law Society Journal

"On the Rocks": A Portrait of the Artist as a Beleaguered Housewife

By Neel Lahiri

In a raw depiction of a wilting marriage, Sofia Coppola’s "On the Rocks" stuns with its authenticity and sincerity.

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October 14, 2020

Melia Allan

Maybe the Real Chaotic Betrayal Was the Friends We Made Along the Way

By Gabi Garcia

Unintentionally ahead of their time, second-year Ryan Choi and his friends formed a creative spin on the classic party game Mafia, which adds new roles, spans weeks, and brings the UChicago community together in times of isolation.

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October 14, 2020

Off-Off Campus

The Best Breakout Room on Campus (and No, It Isn’t Run by the University)

By Kayla Martinez

UChicago students and Off-Off Campus members Jo Blankson, Liva Pierce, and Anne Lim put on a new Zoom-based comedy show that won’t leave you stranded in awkward silence.

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October 12, 2020

IndieWire

I’m Thinking That I’m Too Stupid to Understand "I’m Thinking of Ending Things"

By Timothy Lee

Charlie Kaufman out-Charlie Kaufman himself, extending his oeuvre of incisive, surreal psychological dramas in his latest offering with Netflix.

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October 12, 2020

Netflix

"Cuties": Addressing Its Controversy

By Sebastian Von Stauffenberg

As the audience follows the events of "Cuties" protagonist Amy’s life, we are forced to recognize the ever-growing pressure on young women—or, in this case, a group of prepubescent girls—to capitalize on their sexuality.

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October 5, 2020

Innersloth

Red Is Lowkey Sus: A Political Reflection on “Among Us”

By Alina Kim

Now with over 86 million downloads, the violent nature of the gameplay in "Among Us" appeals to the cynicism and impatience of the frustrated and socially distanced in quarantine.

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October 5, 2020

The New York Times

“Boys State”: If William Golding Had Cameras

By Adrian Rucker

Shot on location with a fleet of camera crews following the participants through the chaos of overachieving high school boys, "Boys State" is a prime example of cinema verité.

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September 28, 2020

Rozzi

Rozzi’s “Best Friend Song” an Anthemic Ballad to Friendship

By Saumya Jain

While quarantining in Long Island with her family and new niece, singer-songwriter Rozzi sat down with The Chicago Maroon to discuss her music, career, and recent single “Best Friend Song.”

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September 22, 2020

Warner Bros.

"Tenet" Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards

By Neel Lahiri

To a greater extent than any of Nolan’s past work, Tenet requires and benefits exponentially from multiple viewings. Whether a viewer will find this a feature or a bug will depend on them.

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September 18, 2020

Alexandra Nisenoff

The Curtain Rises: Theater on Campus

By Gabi Garcia

With dozens of performances each quarter, there’s something for everyone—tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited.

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September 16, 2020

The Gate

Spilling Ink: Publications Around UChicago

By Arts editors

From fashion editorials and essays to poems and paintings, a myriad of campus publications are available for those who find their calling in writing.

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September 16, 2020

Jonathan Mandel

Also on View: Visual Arts at UChicago

By Arts editors

Happy little accidents shine at UChicago—one remote way or another.

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September 16, 2020

UChicago College

Caffeine Around UChicago: When Your Coffee Pot Isn’t Enough

By Isabella Cisneros, Saumya Jain, and Alina Kim

Whether you are seeking a dose of caffeine for a midterm paper writing boost, a game of pool with your friends, or pursuing your dream of becoming a barista, here are some student coffee shops and two off-campus favorites for you to check out.

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September 15, 2020

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