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PHX Gallery

PHX Gallery, Where Exception Becomes Convention

By Miles Franklin

PHX Gallery, one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, houses an eclectic mix of post-modernist furniture, objets d’art, and vintage Comme des Garçons fashion.

April 8, 2020

Hope Gundlah

UChicago Students, Alumna Appear in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

By Gabi Garcia

While UChicago is not a traditional conservatory, its students and alumni solidify its grounding in the theater world.

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April 8, 2020

Pavielle Garcia

Childish Gambino’s 3.15.20—What Makes an Album of the Year?

By Connor Tree

In what may well be the last record of the Childish Gambino project, Donald Glover delves deep into an experimental sound.

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April 1, 2020

Jana Birchum

A Reprieve From Chaos With Dayglow

By Isabella Cisneros

In one of Chicago's final concerts before closures, Dayglow turned Shubas Tavern into a respite from the oncoming chaos with their exhilarating stage presence.

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April 1, 2020

Natalia Rodriguez

Keep the Ship Moving: Putting on a Show During a Pandemic

By Kenjiro Lee

Fourth-year Kenjiro Lee, director of The Old Man and the Old Moon, reflects on persevering with production amid the panic of the coronavirus.

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April 1, 2020

Rick Rodney

The Other 80 Percent—What Makes a Punk Show?

By Charles Ewell

Despite a ferocious set, Ceremony’s set at Thalia Hall fell flat because of an underwhelming audience.

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March 15, 2020

Eric Nam

Eric Nam Comes Through the Vic—Don't Run Away

By Jessica Choe

Eric Nam performed his debut English album with his signature enthusiasm, asserting a universal message of love, loss, and nostalgia.

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March 15, 2020

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors

By Jeremy Lindenfeld

An exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society highlighted the art and culture of the Apsáalooke people.

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March 14, 2020

American Writers Museum

My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

By Lexi Franciszkowicz

The latest exhibition at the American Writers Museum discusses the challenges of immigration experiences, focusing particularly on discovering and embracing identity.

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March 6, 2020

atmosvere

Saint Motel: Cheesy, Disjointed Fun

By Wahid Al Mamun

Despite technical difficulties and cheesy set layouts, Saint Motel thrilled their audience with an overflowing, whimsical energy at the Vic.

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March 6, 2020

The Renaissance Society

The Paradox of Control in "Occam Ocean"

By Alina Kim

Éliane Radigue’s experimental composition, performed last week at Bond Chapel, demonstrates the paradoxical difficulty of exerting absolute control over musical performance.

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March 6, 2020

UChicago Presents

Aaron Diehl Talks Jazz and Baroque

By Isaac Krakowka

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl discusses jazz and baroque music, as well as his latest record, at the Logan Center.

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March 3, 2020

David O'Donohue

Youuu Should Listen to Coin’s Newest Album

By Isabella Cisneros

Coin reinvents their sound but loses none of the magic in “Dreamland.”

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March 3, 2020

C.J. Lind

When Subject Matter Is Matter Itself

By Jad Dahshan

At the Smart Museum’s biggest exhibition to date, histories are rewritten and new theoretical possibilities opened.

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March 3, 2020

Dreamworks Animation

The Self-Defeating Irony of Progressive Animation

By Alina Kim

In an entertaining iteration of the Hannah Frank Memorial Lecture Series, Mihaela Mihailova tears into animation's unfortunate tendency to fall into an ironic tension between progressivism and conservatism.

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March 3, 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

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.

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February 28, 2020

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