Whether one has read Stephen King’s terrifying novel, seen the 1990 TV mini-series or walked past Tim Curry’s makeup-caked face plastered on a VHS cover at Blockbuster, most people today are familiar with “It.” Pennywise …

To this day, it’s difficult to resist the wonder and charm that Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” (1993) instilled in moviegoers more than two decades ago. Perhaps it’s the concept, John Williams’ iconic score, the characters …

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As Loyola dusts off its summer cobwebs and classes begin again, the stress of college life inevitably returns. Many of us turn to the arts for relaxation, and one of the most common destinations is …

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Think of an animated movie — what first comes to mind? Often, people think of their childhood. Animated movies conjure feelings of comfort and nostalgia — memories of a simpler time held together by reels …

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Every date has its own history, and as years pass that history only grows. This week saw quite a bit of culturally influential events happen in years past, and The Phoenix is here to share …

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Few cities boast a music history as diverse and influential as Chicago. Aside from the blues, there is no other genre of music that Chicago has had more of an impact on than jazz. To …

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As one of the greatest music hubs in the country, Chicago is famous for its diverse music culture. From jazz and blues to hip-hop and rock, the city has bred pioneering artists in nearly every …

Film & TV

Head to your local movie theater and prepare to be amazed — the summer movie season is here. With blockbuster titles like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spiderman: Homecoming” and “War for the Planet …