Alina Kim

Arts Editor


"Beastars": The Bewildering Escape That Was, In Fact, Not Escape

Netflix hit "Beastars" appears to be a bizarre distraction from our strange quarantine, but it serves as another reminder of the grim reality that humanity faces day by day.


April 20, 2020

The Paradox of Control in "Occam Ocean"

Éliane Radigue’s experimental composition, performed last week at Bond Chapel, demonstrates the paradoxical difficulty of exerting absolute control over musical performance.


March 6, 2020

The Self-Defeating Irony of Progressive Animation

In an entertaining iteration of the Hannah Frank Memorial Lecture Series, Mihaela Mihailova tears into animation's unfortunate tendency to fall into an ironic tension between progressivism and conservatism.


March 3, 2020

Samson Young: Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me?

At the Smart Museum, Samson Young’s debut U.S. exhibition warns us about the ways dreaming about a technological utopia could bring about a dystopian future.


October 31, 2019

Opening Day: Bread, Butter, and Power

In "Bread, Butter, and Power", Meleko Mokgosi adapts a historically exclusionary European genre painting tradition for a postcolonial, southern African context.


October 21, 2019

Where to Get Your Groove on at UChicago

From ballet to hip-hop, swing dance to K-pop, the College community is bursting with opportunities for the kinetically inclined to stretch their feet.


September 22, 2019

Ricky Novaes Doesn't Want to Write the Next Harry Potter

Fourth-year Ricky Novaes reflects on the road less taken.


June 3, 2019

The Wind Blew Me Away, but Aminé and Co. Reeled Me Back in

Our associate editor really hated the rain. Everything else, not so much.


May 27, 2019

Kissin’s Ferocity and Uchida’s Velocity Charm the CSO

Mitsuko Uchida and Evgeny Kissin bring different styles to the CSO stage with similarly resounding levels of success.


May 27, 2019

"Yellow Face": Is It Merely Skin-Deep?

David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face” was performed at the Logan Center last weekend, bringing viewers face-to-face with issues of whitewashing, identity, and the American Dream.


May 17, 2019