Ivan Ost

Associate Arts Editor

CONTRIBUTIONS

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.

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February 12, 2018

"God of Carnage" Massacres Courtesy to Find Heart

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

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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.

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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.

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January 4, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 6, 2017

"Twin Peaks" Returns From the Black Lodge

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

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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.

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May 25, 2017