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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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The Arts Podcast, E1: Taylor Swift and Her Tortured Poets

By Elizabeth Eck, Nolan Shaffer, and Tiffany Li / June 8, 2024

Arts is starting a new podcast! On Episode 1 of the Arts Podcast, Elizabeth, Nolan, and Tiffany discuss Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department. Tune in to hear their reactions, spicy...

Henchmen Astoria (Maisie Thompson) and Hilton (Jacob Halabe) join hands with oil baron Dallas (Robert Stimpson). Credit Coco Liu and University Theater.

Strings Attached: Puppet Love

By Toby Chan and Nolan Shaffer / May 23, 2024
Associate arts editors Toby Chan and Nolan Shaffer review “Strings Attached,” an original musical written, directed, and composed by fourth-years Jefferson Lind, Adrian Lo, and Althea Li and third-year Eleni Lefakis.
Works from Marcela Torres’s new exhibit “I Brought You Flowers/Te Traje Flores” at the University of Chicago Arts Incubator.

Celebrating Botanical Heritage at “I Brought You Flowers/Te Traje Flores”

By Katherine Chen / May 15, 2024
Arts reporter Katherine Chen reviews Marcela Torres’s new exhibit “I Brought You Flowers/Te Traje Flores” at the University of Chicago Arts Incubator.
Catherine (Dana Muelchi) clutches the contentious proof centered in act 2 as her sister Claire (Taila Langman) looks on.

“Proof” Review: A Triumph of Humanity, Genius or Not

By Nolan Shaffer / April 29, 2024
Brimming with urgency and intimacy, Bluebird Arts’ “Proof” illustrates how imperfect and beautiful our minds can be.
ARACHNIDAE at the Logan Center.

ARACHNIDAE: A Celebration of Eight Graduating Visual Arts Students

By Tiffany Li / April 24, 2024
This year’s visual arts B.A. thesis exhibition is a curiously woven patchwork of materials, moods, and moments.
Rural Alberta Advantage plays Lincoln Hall.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, Loud and Proud

By Harmonie Ramsden / April 22, 2024
The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Lincoln Hall performance brought vivacity and warmth to a frigid Chicago night.
Japanese artworks on display at Meiji Modern at the Smart Museum. Credit: Gail Gomez.

Artistic Transformations in “Meiji Modern” at the Smart Museum

By Katherine Chen / April 10, 2024
Arts reporter Katherine Chen discusses the artistic perspective of the Meiji period, on display in the Smart Museum’s spring exhibition.
The Paper Kites gather to harmonize at Thalia Hall.

Stopping by The Paper Kites’s Roadhouse

By Harmonie Ramsden / April 3, 2024
The Paper Kites dazzled audiences at Thalia Hall on their “At the Roadhouse” tour.
Rodrigo’s performance was both intimate and larger-than-life, in many ways reflecting her journey of being propelled into stardom.

Olivia Rodrigo Spills Her GUTS

By Sofia Hrycyszyn / April 3, 2024
Senior arts reporter Sofia Hrycyszyn catches a landmark moment for young superstar Olivia Rodrigo on her GUTS World Tour.
Ariana Burks and Ariel Williams in Gabrielle Randle-Bent’s production of Sophocles’s Antigone. Image courtesy of Court Theatre.

Sisterhood and Feminism in Court Theater’s “Antigone”

By Trinity Bledsoe / April 3, 2024
Arts Reporter Trin Bledsoe dives deep into the Court Theatre’s recent reimagining of Sophocles’s classic Greek tragedy “Antigone.”
From left to right: Hannah Eisendrath, Madelyn Strasma, Isabel Roden, Luz Espinoza in PrideArts Shakespeares R&J. Photo by Marisa Klug-Morataya.

PrideArts Stages “Shakespeare’s R&J”

By Feifei Mei / April 3, 2024
An electrifying all-female cast reignites the passion and ardor of a love story as old as time.
Everyone at Schubas wants to know Molly Grace, performing on her Lovesick Tour.

Everyone Wants to Know Molly!

By Sofia Hrycyszyn / April 1, 2024
Senior Arts Reporter Sofia Hrycyszyn covers Molly Grace on her Lovesick Tour.
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