As with all musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), violinist Alison Dalton is no stranger to high-stakes solo performances…. Read more »
This year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles will include performances by Frank Ocean, FKA twigs, Bloc Party and Savages
Throughout his long career, Morrissey has never been one to hold back his opinions. In his 2004 song “The World… Read more »
Pitchfork is the kind of music festival that music lovers and snobs adore: cheap tickets, smaller crowds, and a diverse… Read more »
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.”
For two days last week, a Pilsen-based arts collective called Cream Co. brought a unique exhibit to the Logan Center’s… Read more »
“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
This Sunday marked the beginning of this year’s Sexual Assault Awreness Week (SAAW) sponsored by Student Government, the Campus Dialogue… Read more »
“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.
This past weekend was the annual UChicago Scav Hunt—a tradition that began in 1987. This year’s list included the real… Read more »
“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.”
“The sheer intensity and dissonance of expression seemed ready to dissolve into raw violence at any second.”
“…the references to Asia give the album a sort of Lost in Translation vibe.”
“Being alone on a huge stage evoked the vulnerability and personal nature of the record, which the concert as a whole failed to do”
“Thursday’s greatest victory was making a work of many seams feel seamless…”
A New York favorite fits right into the second city
This week marked the beginning of UChicago Queers & Associates’ (Q&A) Pride Week, kicking off a parade of events that… Read more »
Trainwreck is a loving recreation of the classic rom com tropes
Speedy Ortiz has a distinct American indie-rock heritage but mostly fails to differentiate itself from the bands it was inspired by.
“…Horowitz turned his academic research into an interactive sleuthing game…”
“Shows range from One Direction fan-fiction pieces to staged readings to dance pieces.”
“As the Ifficial Reggae Movement band took over the reigns, audience members slowly shook their way to the front stage and clapped, shimmied, and sang the show to a close.”