We’re looking to start a new segment on the site, entitled “Serious Thoughts”. We’d love to feature your original think pieces, opinions about current events, or deep philosophical theories about life, the universe and everything. Pretty much, if you’re serious about a topic and willing to write about it, we want to give you the […]

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The breakup: an event so uncomfortable that I can name five different ways people gin up to avoid the emotional anguish. Even the prospect of ending a relationship can lead me to sleepless nights, so the idea of trying to call things off with as many people as I could is not one I’d ever […]

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As the world became more connected, one of the more common phrases that arose was “never read the comments”. One Chicago couple not only has read the comments, they want to put them on air in their new series “The Youtube Monologues”. The Series, produced by Andi Sharavsky and Jim O’Connell under the AndSonsComedy Moniker, gathers […]

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834 Deaths and Counting As I lay in bed playing Celeste right before going to sleep, I realized something: My hands were sweaty from the anxiety this game was causing me. The challenging nature of this retro -style platformer was doing more to keep me awake then ease me into my own dream world. Sure, […]

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Quantity does not always mean quality, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 delivers a lot of the former and little of the latter. While clocking in at dozens of hours in length and overflowing with systems, the resulting experience lacks in depth and emotion, with flat cutscenes broken up by long stretches spent as a courier for […]

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In the Christmas classic Home Alone, Kevin McAllister is accidentally left behind while his family goes on vacation and…ok, we’ve all seen this movie a thousand times so you know the rest, right? But has anyone ever wondered about the neighbors down the street? “Mike and Marie Love Christmas” gives us a glimpse into these […]

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Sitting in The Cab theater at Stage 773 one Saturday night, I was struck with a terrifying realization: “On Monday, my co-workers are going to ask me what I did this weekend, and I’m going to tell them I watched five grown-ass men roll around onstage in their underwear trying to give themselves blow jobs.” […]

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One Man. One Brain. Two Voices. Your brain can be your biggest critic or your biggest fan, the voice pushing you across the finish line or the giant obstacle preventing you from moving forward. Pixar’s “Inside Out” introduced us to 10-year old Riley and the voices in her head. These voices were the different aspects […]

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I climbed into the backseat of my Lyft, on the way to the Crowd Theater on a Friday night. The driver looked at my destination and was instantly excited. “Oh! You must be going to the Co-Op at the Crowd, I love it there!” She was a musical director who had actually performed in the […]

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E3 2017 has come and gone, and the impulse to consume media and react to it has been felt by many, including me. I’ve always got my eye out for new releases, but the week long conference offers news on hundreds of new games to dream on. I loved some of the trailers I saw […]

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