Isabella Cisneros

Arts Editor


"Fearless (Taylor’s Version)" ("The Maroon"’s Interpretation)

Listening to "Fearless (Taylor’s Version)" is at once exciting, nostalgic and bittersweet. Arts Editor Isabella Cisneros breaks down the re-recording of one of this century’s most iconic albums.


April 21, 2021


5:54 p.m.

The Surprising Reverie of COIN’s Virtual "Dreamland" Concert

Associate arts editor Isabella Cisneros reflects on her hesitancy to attend virtual concerts and on how she was touched by COIN’s Dreamland Tour in the new medium.


February 3, 2021


8:54 p.m.

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

With "Under My Influence," The Aces Reshuffle Their Artistic Legacy

"Under My Influence"’s diverse musicality cements its authenticity with heavy bass, suave guitar riffs, and upbeat pop rhythms, and speaks to The Aces’ stirring assertion of power.


August 28, 2020

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