Arts & Entertainment

As 2020 comes to a close, The Phoenix looks back at the arts and entertainment section’s biggest stories from the year. Feature Film ‘Just Mercy’ Could Sound Familiar to Loyola Students (Jan. 22) Hannah Duff …

Film & TV

If there’s one thing people needed in 2020, it was an escape. While each coped in their own way — from taking walks, mini road trips and making endless calls to friends and family — …

Music

In a year where tours were canceled and music enthusiasts were forced to dance in their bedrooms while watching livestream concerts, new music was a refreshing refuge. Here are the albums that helped The Phoenix’s …

Music

The fifth installment of Phoenix Playlist Picks — a series of monthly articles where Phoenix editors make Spotify playlists of the best new music each month and then select some of their favorites to write …

Film & TV

The return of the solemn bounty hunter and his motley crew in the second season of “The Mandalorian” is packed to the brim with action and positively expands the “Star Wars” universe.  Premiering Oct. 30 …

Art

In a year marked by societal upheaval and isolation, local artists CJ Williams and Kristianna Jacques sought to provide levity for the Rogers Park community through artwork. Encompassing an exterior wall of Honeybear Cafe (7036 …

Music

While many have spent their year in quarantine losing motivation, Taylor Swift is renewed and recharged, dropping “evermore” Dec. 11, her second album in six months. “evermore” expands on the subdued, lyrically focused “folklore,” offering …

Film & TV

Lushly photographed, joyously performative and woefully lacking in historical context, director David Fincher’s “Mank” is a compelling but deeply flawed portrayal of the writing process behind Orson Welles’ classic film “Citizen Kane.” Released on Netflix …