The lingering smell of mud, sweat and cigarettes means one thing: The contemporary-punk festival, Riot Fest, took over Douglas Park for its 12th consecutive year, and there couldn’t have been a better weekend for it. …

Iconic rock band, The Foo Fighters, decides to return to its musical roots with high-energy, heavy music.

Darren Aronofsky may have marked himself as a man of intensity when he released previous films, such as “Black Swan” and “Requiem for a Dream.” Now, with his latest work, the writer and director has …

  The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell’s vision of a totalitarian war state still feels prophetic. Exploring themes of privacy, censorship, nationalism and violence, Orwell’s renowned 1949 novel, “1984,” brings its …

When people think of concerts and music festivals, they often think of deafening speakers, the smell of sunscreen and amber beer in clear plastic cups. Wine is sometimes seen as too sophisticated for the sweaty …

A couch on the ceiling isn’t a common sight, but fans of Netflix’s spooky original series “Stranger Things” wouldn’t think twice about it. In Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, arcade bar Emporium Chicago is operating an …

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The night of “The Bold Type”’s season one finale, my roommates and I sat with the lights off and popcorn only slightly burnt. The doors were locked and there wasn’t a single phone screen in …

Arts & Entertainment

The National brought its unique brand of mellow, alternative rock back to the music scene on Sept. 8 with the release of its seventh record, “Sleep Well Beast.” Formed in 1999 in Cincinnati, the band …