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Charles Reagan Hackleman/Lollapalooza 2019

At This Year's Lollapalooza, No Issue too Big and No Outfit too Sparkly

By Wahid Al Mamun

This year's Lollapalooza was a chant for change, yet political tension never predominated the otherwise invigorating celebration of musical artistry.

August 11, 2019

Taylor Jewell/AP

Lulu Wang Goes Above And Beyond With "The Farewell," And She's Only Getting Started

By Wlad Sarmiento

Director Lulu Wang sits with the Chicago Maroon for an interview about her second feature film, The Farewell, out July 19.

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July 25, 2019

20th Century Fox

"Stuber" Falls Short of a Five Star Rating

By Patrick Egan

While "Stuber" stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani share commendable comedic chemistry, the film's writers fail the promising duo.

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July 18, 2019

A24

"The Farewell" Teaches Us How to Welcome Our Differences Before Saying Goodbye

By Wlad Sarmiento

Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” offers a loving, sensitive take on Chinese-American culture, and may very well be the best film of the summer.

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July 18, 2019

Jeremy Lindenfeld

Champagne, a Cactus, and a Bike Named Gertrude: Graduating Students Share Their Keepsakes

By Jeremy Lindenfeld

The relationships between graduating students and their favorite mementos shed light on the transformative, altogether too fast experience that is college.

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June 6, 2019

Youtube

Paradise Lost and Found Again, Together

By Alex Dalton

Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis share the Aragon Ballroom stage in a passionate, exuberant double bill.

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June 4, 2019

Montreal Gazette

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta: Acrobats, Actors, and Technicians’ Artistic Haven

By Lynn Chong

“Volta” sees Cirque du Soleil deliver another emphatic bout of acrobatic and aesthetic excellence.

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June 3, 2019

Ricky Novaes

Ricky Novaes Doesn't Want to Write the Next Harry Potter

By Alina Kim

Fourth-year Ricky Novaes reflects on the road less taken.

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June 3, 2019

Mike Grittani

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By Alex Dalton

Who needs time for conventional art when you're Juhi Gupta?

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June 3, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

Eli Winter’s Time Is Yet to Come (But He’s Pretty Damn Good So Far)

By Zakir Jamal

Eli Winter marvels at Constellation with his debut album “The Time To Come,” delivering stunning, passionate performances through his guitar instrumentals.

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June 3, 2019

Maroon TV

Trapped in a World of White People

By Kenjiro Lee

Maroon TV’s “Writer’s Room” portrays the invisibility of people of color in white-dominated institutions, and the many frustrations that follow.

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May 31, 2019

The Arts Collective

To Redefine, to Relive, to Remember

By Veronica Karlin

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality’s inaugural Arts Collective show “Re : ” sees an exciting array of creative responses from student artists across Chicago.

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May 28, 2019

Jad Dahshan

Florence and the Machine and Its Not-So-Useless Magic

By Jad Dahshan

Florence and the Machine mix their mystical, magical, medieval sound with world-weariness at the Huntington Bank Pavilion, speaking out against recent abortion bans in America and scolding toxic masculinity.

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May 28, 2019

Adrian Mandeville

The Wind Blew Me Away, but Aminé and Co. Reeled Me Back in

By Alina Kim

Our associate editor really hated the rain. Everything else, not so much.

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May 27, 2019

Todd Rosenberg

Kissin’s Ferocity and Uchida’s Velocity Charm the CSO

By Alina Kim

Mitsuko Uchida and Evgeny Kissin bring different styles to the CSO stage with similarly resounding levels of success.

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May 27, 2019

Activists Discuss Mass Incarceration Crisis at Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

By Adrian Rucker

Both speakers pointed to the need to “contextualize, humanize, and render legible,” the complex network of forces, interacting in compounding ways, that serves to maintain oppression.

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May 27, 2019

Billboard

BTS and Their ARMY Overrun Soldier Field

By Jessica Choe

K-pop group BTS asserts itself as the Beatles of the 21st century at the Soldier Field Stadium with humility and grandeur.

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May 22, 2019

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