Isabella Cisneros

Associate Arts Editor


Taylor Swift Takes Us to Another World with "Folklore"

Taylor Swift’s storytelling capabilities come to the forefront in Folklore, her newest album.


July 31, 2020

From a White Perspective, "White Fragility" is Fragile

While at times insightful, "White Fragility"’s deceivingly simple argument is tinged by the tone of a white savior.


June 26, 2020

Notes on the 1975's "Notes"

The 1975’s new album, "Notes on a Conditional Form," is ambitious in both magnitude and scope; the band succeeds in delivering their truest record yet.


June 1, 2020

Lenny Bruce: Comedy and Censorship

At times losing its footing, Ronnie Marmo’s one-man show "I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce" delves into the life of Lenny Bruce, and his fight against censorship.


May 25, 2020

"Petals for Armor": Finding Strength in Vulnerability

Hayley Williams’s first solo album is a guide to healing and self-love, equally profound and enjoyable.


May 23, 2020

Yes, and Scene! Long-Form Improv for the Streaming Age

With creative wit and the occasional blunder, "Middleditch and Schwartz" is a welcome add to the improv world.


May 2, 2020

"Chopped": Beat the Judge or Glorify the Judge?

The new series of "Chopped" is marred by an inconsistency of judging standards and decisions throughout.


April 27, 2020

A Reprieve From Chaos With Dayglow

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.


April 1, 2020

Youuu Should Listen to Coin’s Newest Album

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


March 3, 2020

Why They Tell the Story and Why We Should Listen

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.


February 14, 2020