ARTS

Katy Campbell

"Baked! The Musical:" Harvard, Weed, and Life Lessons

By Gabi Garcia

he second article of our Chicago Musical Theater Festival reviews Baked! The Musical, which hits all its high points with ease.

February 28, 2020

Somebody Once Told Me the UChicago Law School Had A Musical, So I Rolled with It

By Alexis Florence

Law school students prove to be a bunch of ogre-achievers in "The University of Shrek-ago: The Law School Musical."

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February 28, 2020

Emilie Blum

The Jungle Giants Is On Fire—No, Seriously

By Emilie Blum

Read our exclusive coverage and interview with Australian indie-pop band The Jungle Giants.

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February 28, 2020

Matt Dinerstein

Sixty Years of Folking Around

By Zeff Worley

The Folk Festival marks its diamond jubilee with a weekend of rousing performances, workshops, and history.

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February 28, 2020

Michael Brosilow

“Bug” Should Be Watched as Closely as the Surveillence State Is Watching You

By Anna Aguiar Kosicki

Written more than 20 years ago, Bug seems especially current and poignant in its current staging at the Steppenwolf.

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February 26, 2020

UChicago Arts

"Wages of Work" Goes Beyond Depiction

By Adrian Rucker

Next up in a series of reviews of this quarter’s We Tell project, a look at “Wages of Work," a collection of films focusing on labor issues.

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February 25, 2020

Consequence of Sound

Living and Obsessing in the Time of Tame Impala

By Wahid Al Mamun

“The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala’s much-awaited follow-up to “Currents,” cements his position as perhaps one of the best producers alive, and makes the five years well worth the wait for fans old and new.

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February 25, 2020

Natalia Rodriguez

Maybe the Real Godot Was the Friends We Made While We Waited

By Kenjiro Lee

Under Robert Carhuayo’s direction, UT's production of the Samuel Beckett's timeless show was surprisingly terrifying, even as nothing happened.

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February 25, 2020

Film Studies Center

Arting Around, 8th Week Edition

By Arts editors

A few suggestions for how to satisfy your art and culture cravings this week.

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February 25, 2020

Miles Franklin

The Bauhaus Movement’s Complicated Chicago Story

By Miles Franklin

The Art Institute’s centenary exhibit on the Bauhaus provides a refreshingly critical retrospective on the movement’s complicated relationship with Chicago.

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February 24, 2020

Sophia Sinsheimer

Chasing a White Whale: "Moby Dick" at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

By Gabi Garcia

In the first article of our extended coverage on the Chicago Musical Theater Festival, Moby Dick fails to update its classic source material in a disjointed production.

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February 24, 2020

Veronica Karlin

Performing the “blk” Experience with avery r. young

By Wahid Al Mamun

A combination of poetry reading, dance recital, and blues jam session all rolled into one, young’s performance was decidedly unlike anything else seen at the Co-op before.

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February 21, 2020

Newberry Consort

The Newberry Consort’s "Isabella d’Este" Pays Homage to a Renaissance Woman

By Alex Oreskes

The second piece of the Newberry Consort’s “Year of the Woman” season raises the bar dramatically.

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February 21, 2020

IMDb

"Birds of Prey": Chaotic and Totally Unapologetic

By Veronica Chang

"Birds of Prey" is a rollercoaster of action scenes, going from one beautifully choreographed fight to the next.

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February 18, 2020

Doc Films

Arting Around, Cold Edition

By Arts editors

Don't sit around the Reg waiting for Godot this week. Go see it, and so much more, for yourself!

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February 18, 2020

Joan Marcus

Why They Tell the Story and Why We Should Listen

By Isabella Cisneros

rom an original set design to incisive sociopolitical commentary, writer Isabella Cisneros makes the case to watch "Once on This Island" while you still can.

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February 14, 2020

MCA

How to Conceal Colonialism at the MCA

By Jad Dahshan

At the MCA, Assaf Evron conceals colonial narratives by erasing the sociopolitical and material significance encoded in Jerusalem stone.

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February 14, 2020

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