“The Martian differs from the survivor trope by dealing with the ideas of human loneliness and human support.”
“Because the crowd only has a single wish—to dance…”
Varda is a prominent filmmaker, visual artist, photography and documentarian
“His world, on the eve of a great and terrible war, is dreamlike.”
“My first thought seeing it was the Spanish word for ‘to be’ but after reading the program notes I realized it is more likely just an abbreviation of the title.”
“White…embodied the enticement of heroin itself”
“The next time you go to a concert and see a conductor who moves more than is necessary… you have to boo”
“Artless, witless, and soulless as the production was, its music provided the evening’s single success.”
…the Hyde Park Jazz Fest focuses less on attracting “name-brand” artists and focuses more on lesser-known, but equally masterful artists raised and trained in Chicago, some even from Hyde Park itself.
“What’s interesting about this body of work,” Deluca said, “is that a lot of the underlying issues are very similar to today’s—the environment, issues of finance and money, inequity and scandals. His work feels very contemporary and very fresh.”
“I love Frank Ocean, but if missing FYF makes his upcoming album better, I won’t hold it against him.”
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This year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles will include performances by Frank Ocean, FKA twigs, Bloc Party and Savages
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The group took second in the world among collegiate a cappella teams this spring
“It didn’t feel like a sold-out show; it wasn’t rowdy.”
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“The tension between joy and sadness is what makes the music so compelling, giving its happier moments a bittersweet edge and its more reflective moments a sweeping, grandiose sense of tragedy.”
The fun, exotic, swashbuckling drama of this work starkly contrasts with the disturbing presence of human trafficking embedded within the plotline.
The point of English Graffiti was to take a risk
The characters resort to lies, rumors, and outrageously ridiculous cover-up stories
Don Draper’s peace is an ad he pitches to himself, and then to the rest of the world.
The art of the short song is underappreciated
Blackout is OBS’s most ambitious cultural show to date
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“The fascination with Oriental exoticism that prevailed in the late 19th century was reflected in the World’s Fair…”
“Was it a bit overly theatrical? Maybe. Did it work? Undoubtedly.”
“I don’t think that media [reports] are factually wrong. But they only display the negative, which is not an attempt to show what life here is actually like.”
Priscilla ain’t the queen of this Australian desert, but Miller proves he’s 2015’s action director king.
Counting nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, and an Avery Fisher prize among its achievements, the Emerson String Quartet is widely… Read more »
“Phallic symbols on the wall that are flaccid and portraits of old guys with a bear—it’s weird right?” Camille Morgan,… Read more »
The extent to which Shyamalan is directly involved in this show is hard to discern.
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“Satie’s music is as singular as his personality: He was a Dr. Seuss of sounds…”
Students miss out on surprise Kanye performance at Logan.
“Artwork was installed in locations like the Reg, Reynolds Club, student Cafes, the Logan Center, and Harper Memorial Library.”
“It felt cavernous—wide-open and spread out—and yet every object was within just a few steps from the other.”
Festival of the Arts’s annual Springfest is coming to a close. The RSO’s big week featured the work of student… Read more »
At around the eleventh track, my mind started to wander
Festival of the Arts (FOTA) Springfest’s opening festivities, TEDxUChicago, the Rythmic Bodies in Motion (RBIM) annual showcase, the Brazilian Student… Read more »
“His comport behind the keyboard was… nimble, impassioned, and intuitive.”
“One can’t help feeling a bit fatigued at this point, no matter how well put together the movie is.”
New show draws on classic fairy tales for inspiration.
“The audience was there to listen to whatever Peyroux wanted to give them, something real—not something happy.”