Ivan Ost

Associate Arts Editor


Amazon's "Electric Dreams" Lacks a Spark

If Netflix's "Black Mirror" is a nightmare, "Electric Dreams" is one of those dreams about waking up: dull, derivative, and unsettling at best.


February 12, 2018

"God of Carnage" Massacres Courtesy to Find Heart

"My son lost two teeth!" "And he'll have new ones! Better ones!"


February 8, 2018

MCA Explores a Higher Plane with Paul Heyer

The MCA's small-but-mighty exhibit explores pop culture, queer life, transformation, and the sublime.


January 25, 2018

"The Last Jedi" Swings at the Past, But Strikes Out

Although a beautifully produced film, "The Last Jedi" tries to channel "The Empire Strikes Back" and misses the mark.


January 4, 2018

UT's "Next to Normal" Stuns With Powerful Performance


November 21, 2017

Raw, Riotous, and Raunchy, HBO's "The Deuce" Is an Ace

David Simon's latest show exposes the seedy underbelly of Time Square in the wake of a pornographic revolution.


November 2, 2017

"Improvised Black Mirror" Is Cracked, not Clearer

The actors meant to shame the racist in the crowd, but inadvertently advocated for exactly that kind of racism.


October 30, 2017

"She Kills Monsters" Duels with Humor and Grief

The UT show was a delightful romp only weighed down by its attempt at more serious emotion.


June 6, 2017

"Twin Peaks" Returns From the Black Lodge

The cult classic TV show is back and as weird as ever.


May 29, 2017

Logan Celebrates Five Years of Campus Arts

This year, the Logan Center celebrates its upcoming fifth anniversary as a creative and collaborative arts space on that strives to promote liberal arts to the campus and wider Chicago community.



May 25, 2017