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Pump up your pregame

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

October 9, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Music, Songs, Wildcat Tracks

After a long week of classes, I’m always ready to go out for a night on the town with my friends. But over the years, I’ve learned the recipe for any great night out starts with a crucial first step: the pregame playlist....

Music Review: Owl City’s sound drifts between summery dream, disaster

Angelene Sun, Columnist

October 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, Reviews, Songs, The Current

When I first listened to Owl City's music, I got whisked off to a magical, whimsical world of sheer happiness and joy. His synthpop is very soothing and bright; it put me in a good mood. So, I recklessly bought a ticket as soo...

Concert venue countdown

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

September 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Music, Wildcat Tracks

It’s no secret Chicago has one of the best music scenes in the country. However, it can sometimes be hard to navigate. With a seemingly endless list of bars, clubs and theaters, Chicago has great venues for every concertgoe...

All about the Dillo: A rundown of the acts coming to campus on Saturday

Jennifer Suh

May 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

What do the musical stylings of Steve Aoki, Cold War Kids, Big Boi, Reel Big Fish and Kendrick Lamar have in common? Not a lot, but they will all be on campus Saturday for Mayfest's annual day of music. Here's a quick rundown of thi...

You sunk my movie: Why the board game-inspired ‘Battleship’ flopped

Aliza Weinberger

May 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I have to wonder who came up with the idea for a Battleship movie. Was it a team of Hasbro executives trying to find a new way to make money from the outdated board game? Or was there a film executive forced into a family ga...

Summer spotlight: New shows to catch this season

Mackenzie Bronk

May 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Summer television usually coincides perfectly with the weather. There is almost nothing to watch on TV, making it all the more apparent that you should be outside enjoying the sunshine. However, for those of you who still sp...

‘Let the wild rumpus begin!’

Avi Small

May 21, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Since 1963, American parents and children have been reading Maurice Sendak's brilliant picture book, Where the Wild Things Are. This book remains a classic in American children's literature; President Obama even chose this bo...

Dark, but not brilliant: Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ underwhelms

Britta Hanson

May 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I have no particular fondness for Johnny Depp. Sure, he has his own brand of bizarre physical humor, but what else does he have to offer, exactly? The ability to wear pancake makeup? The ability to star in countless Tim Burton fi...

Do you believe in magic?: ‘Once Upon a Time’ ends its season with a bang

Mackenzie Bronk

May 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"Once Upon a Time" ended its first season this week with arguably the best episode of its short but prolific history. Although it has one of the cheesiest premises in television, it has grown into one of the most original an...