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Friday, May 9 2014

Living the Nightmare of ‘An Unreal Dream’

An Unreal Dream explores the personal journey of one man in devastating circumstances, and proves itself to be more enlightening than one might imagine.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

Here’s a Thrilling Look at Comics from a New Perspective, and It’s Better Than Most Superhero Films

What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?


Monday, August 26 2013

‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.


Friday, May 24 2013

Andy Kayes ft. Copywrite: “The Man Without a Face”

Hip-hop artist Andy Kayes serves up a sensory-delight with a visual and aural feast of a video for his single, "The Man Without a Face".


Sunday, April 28 2013

Daughter: If You Leave

"I think I'm dying here" is a mission statement for Daughter's slowly decaying debut album.


Tuesday, July 5 2011

Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.


Monday, June 27 2011

Kaiser Chiefs: The Future Is Medieval

From predicting riots to predicting new album models... For a band once built around spry choruses and chugging guitars, this is a costly error indeed.


Monday, June 13 2011

The Changing Nature of the Nature of Art

As artists have become less concerned with telling stories and more concerned with creating emotional connections and mimicking experiences, art has shifted from creating beauty to expressing the heady nature of 'truth'.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Deadly Cocktail, Perfect Mix: Styles Clash in Blue Estate 3

Even in meeting the demands of the crime noir genre, and giving the story a cooling off period Viktor Kalvachev brings an intensity to Blue Estate.


Monday, April 25 2011

‘Campus’ Series Premiere

The new series from the makers of Green Wing feels like comedy by the numbers.


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