Wahid Al Mamun

Arts Editor

CONTRIBUTIONS

"Little Oblivions": All Gore, All Guts, All Glory

In her third record, indie singer-songwriter Julien Baker plumbs the depths of her self-loathing and grapples with faith, goodness, and love.

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March 19, 2021

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"Tiger King": Why Are We Drawn to Awful People on Screen?

Netflix’s latest viral hit underscores our gleeful penchant for media that reveals the very worst of human character.

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April 13, 2020

Saint Motel: Cheesy, Disjointed Fun

Despite technical difficulties and cheesy set layouts, Saint Motel thrilled their audience with an overflowing, whimsical energy at the Vic.

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March 6, 2020

Living and Obsessing in the Time of Tame Impala

“The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala’s much-awaited follow-up to “Currents,” cements his position as perhaps one of the best producers alive, and makes the five years well worth the wait for fans old and new.

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February 25, 2020

Performing the “blk” Experience with avery r. young

A combination of poetry reading, dance recital, and blues jam session all rolled into one, young’s performance was decidedly unlike anything else seen at the Co-op before.

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February 21, 2020

Wholesome Unofficially FDA-Approved Content

While defined by an almost admirable experimental spirit, at its worst, American food can be truly, freakishly awful.

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October 21, 2019

At This Year's Lollapalooza, No Issue too Big and No Outfit too Sparkly

This year's Lollapalooza was a chant for change, yet political tension never predominated the otherwise invigorating celebration of musical artistry.

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August 11, 2019

With Their New Project, The National Shows That Optimism Is Easy to Find.

Doc Films screened “I Am Easy to Find,” a collaborative film and music project by director Mike Mills and alt-rock band The National.

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May 13, 2019

Muse Redeems Itself Live at the United Center

At the final American show of its Simulation Theory World Tour, Muse delivers a performance beyond words.

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April 15, 2019

Empress Of Reigns Supreme in Sleeping Village

From slow jams to dance floor bangers, it seems like Empress Of can do it all.

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March 4, 2019