Ben Sigrist


Asian hip-hop reaches its Summit at the U of C

The Asian Hip Hop Summit performs on campus this Saturday.


October 30, 2009

Texts take the stage at I-House with iO Theater

Using audience-generated text messages at their muse, Chicago's improv group iO Theater will be at the International House on Wednesday to perform Text Theater.


October 6, 2009

All's fair in love and gore

Ben Sigrist gives his take on the summer's best films


September 21, 2009

Scene That: Terminator Salvation

Associate Voices Editor Ben Sigrist and Michelle Welch make mincemeat out of the latest installment in the Terminator series.


May 26, 2009

Scene That: Angels and Demons

Associate Voices editor Ben Sigrist and Michelle Welch review Ron Howard's "Angels and Demons" in the second installment of the VOICES movie review podcast.


May 22, 2009

Goodman provides poor stage for Rock ‘n’ Roll rebellion

The Goodman Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll asks whether the rock revolution was really as significant as it seemed.


May 8, 2009

Doc and Dragons mix avant-garde movies, music

Performing at Doc Films on Tuesday, video artists and musicians the Lucky Dragons will offer a unique example of how live accompaniment to film, in this case, Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon, has evolved as its own art form.


May 5, 2009

Rooted in politics, Violet gets buried in its own agenda

Although mixing political messages with movies can yield huge rewards, American Violet's plot rarely rises above the simplicity of a bullet-pointed political message.


April 21, 2009

Disney dishes dirt on race, drug laws in Violet

In American Violet, director Tim Disney exposes the biases inherent in the legal system. VOICES had the chance to interview the director about the film.


April 17, 2009

Gondry and crew capture Tokyo life's excitement, isolation

TOKYO!, a collaboration between Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho, captures the essential spirit of the iconic city with dazzling visuals.


March 11, 2009