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Chicago Hosts “This Changes Everything” Film Screening

This article was originally published on Oct. 26, 2015. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Ill. was sold out for the nationwide release of “This Changes Everything,” a film based off of Naomi Klein’s book by the same title, and narrated by

Philosopher and pianist reflect on extinction

This article was originally published on Oct. 5, 2015. “Life begins like music,” Kathleen Dean Moore offered from the stage, pausing for Rachelle McCabe to join in with delicate piano. She continued, describing the ways ecosystems developed from “gelatinous themes,” and McCabe’s soft instrumental followed,

Asexuality panel highlights emergent field

This article was originally published on Nov. 16, 2015. On Thursday, Nov. 12, students, faculty and staff crowded around the table in the North Lounge of the World Affairs Center for the panel The event, sponsored by the English and Critical Identities Studies departments, featured

Poet Kit Yan gives workshop and performance

This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2015. Students packed Java Joint on Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. for the slam poetry performance by Kit Yan, who controlled the stage with his urgent, dynamic voice and dramatic hand gestures. The award-winning one-person show,

Louder Than a Bomb brings slam poetry workshop to campus

This article was originally published on Oct. 26, 2015. Local high school students joined Beloit College students for a slam poetry workshop on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24. Jamila Woods and Jasmine Barber, artists from Young Chicago Authors (YCA), led the workshop in Wilson

Review: “Freetown Sound” – Blood Orange

Editor’s Note: This review was originally published by Off-Kilter. This is a political album but, as is the norm with Dev Hynes, it is so much more than that. Beyond being a fusion of jazz, pop and R&B with influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Prince

Review: “Double Vanity” – BRONCHO

On paper, the Norman, Okla.-based band BRONCHO are frequently dubbed “garage pop.” But when you consider the cavernous sound they cultivated for their third LP, Double Vanity, “warehouse pop” might be the better description. In fact, Double Vanity was recorded in a warehouse. But man,

Goodnight, sweet Prince: remembering a pop icon

When I first discovered Prince via a late-night showing of “Purple Rain” on VH1 early in the 2000s, I was transfixed. The static cling of our old Toshiba television wasn’t enough to shake my fascination with The Kid and his quest to reign supreme over