Alina Kim

Arts Editor


I KNEW I Smelled a Rat!: A Review of "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical"

The first musical of its kind, "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" sends a message that truly, anyone can theatre.


January 19, 2021


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Professor Lima Used Pokénomics! It’s Super Effective!

Professor Victor Lima sat down with the Chicago Economics Forum to discuss "Pokémon Go," battle game theory, and a rather massive collection of TMs—to be exact, 300 of each.


November 23, 2020

"The Savior’s Sister" Needs Salvation

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.


October 26, 2020

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

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.


October 5, 2020

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

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.


September 15, 2020

"Clone Wars": The Siege of Mandalore Is Our Binary Sunset

In the second of two "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" reviews, we witness the chilling end of the Siege of Mandalore arc and say our goodbyes to the Skywalker Saga.


June 2, 2020

Oh, My Dear Clone Wars. How I’ve Missed You!

In the first of two "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" reviews, we take a closer look into the reintroduction of the animated galaxy far, far away and its half-brilliant, half-disappointing buildup to the Siege of Mandalore.


May 21, 2020

Ariel Salmon: Reflections on the Rise of Digital Media

Ariel Salmon sits down with The Maroon to discuss the process of the finalization of her thesis on Black conservatism, and how Snell manages to keep their house culture alive amid quarantine.


May 18, 2020

"Beastars": The Bewildering Escape That Was, In Fact, Not Escape

Netflix hit "Beastars" appears to be a bizarre distraction from our strange quarantine, but it serves as another reminder of the grim reality that humanity faces day by day.


April 20, 2020

The Paradox of Control in "Occam Ocean"

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


March 6, 2020