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1989 pleasantly reinvents Swift’s musical style

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor

November 7, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Taylor Swift has once again proved that she isn’t leaving the spotlight any time soon. On Oct. 27, Swift released her fifth studio album, titled 1989—to reflect both the year of her birth and the era of pop she was most i...

Gone Girl delivers thrilling plot, witty undertones

November 7, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Any movie that chalks up a duration time of more than two hours is already biting off more than it can chew, not only from the overpriced popcorn buckets of movie-goers, but from the attention spans of common audience members...

Magritte’s artwork intrigues and inspires

Elaine Sine, asst. a&e editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under A&E, Opinions, Reviews

“Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” For many who have read the best-selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” these were the words that introduced its many readers to the surrealist artist René Magritte. I myself was one of these...

The Best of the Best

Jake Aquino, asst. opinions editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under A&E, Opinions, Reviews

Music critic Jake Aquino reviews his favorite album, song and live performance of the summer. BEST ALBUM: GREEN LANGUAGE BY RUSTIE One of the most underrated DJs simply due to his operating outside the realm of American ED...

Deceased DJ Rashad’s legacy continued in joyful juking music

Jake Aquino, staff writer

May 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Chicago juke and footwork pioneer DJ Rashad passed away on April 27. He was found dead in his home in the neighborhood of Pilsen, and the cause of death is still unknown. He was 34 years old. Rashad came up with the rise of...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 entraps audience with thrilling adventure

Tori Brown, columnist

May 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Audiences were packed into the movie theatre in 2012 to learn the fate of Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man. They left with the death of Gwen Stacy’s father, Captain Stacy, and a promise from Peter Parker to Captain Stacy...

Schoolboy Q maintains tough sound in new album, ‘Oxymoron’

Jake Aquino, music critic

March 14, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

“My daddy a gangsta.” With his 5-year-old daughter’s opening statement, Quincy Hanley, a.k.a Schoolboy Q, launches into the first song of his third studio album, Oxymoron, appropriately titled “Gangsta.” In this gritty...

Catching Fire keeps book’s spark burning

Shea Anthony, co-a&e editor

December 20, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed a bright trail in box offices its opening weekend, earning its place as the best November movie debut of all time, according to Entertainment Weekly. This highly anticipated sequel to Th...

Resturaunt El Mex proves to be worthy

Chris Altonji, columnist

June 7, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Web Exclusives

  Homemade tortillas. Do you even know what that entails? Honestly, I have no idea, but the good people at El Mexican Restaurant in Glenview, are serving them daily. The restaurant opened up just six months ago in the sa...

Muscle Maker Grill: clean, fit meal but not ideal for all

Rosie Nash, columnist

June 7, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Web Exclusives

You know what I’m always thinking about right before lunchtime? The weight room: filled with sticky benches, rusty iron bars, sweaty pubescent boys, and smelly tough guys galore. That’s the kind of style Muscle Maker Grill...

Vampire Weekend’s new album retains original style, adds fresh vibe

Will Gould, music reviewer

May 24, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Vampire Weekend has been making waves with their indie-pop sound since forming in 2006 after meeting at Columbia University in New York City. Their first two records, Vampire Weekend, released in 2008; and Contra, released in 2009,...

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