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Parker Teachers in the Spotlight

Molly Weinberg, Culture Critic

October 6, 2017

Filed under Culture

When I heard that Parker’s own music teachers Alec Synakowski and Rob Denien and SK-teacher Dana O’Brien were performing an improvised show at Second City, I honestly did not know what to expect.  I could not have been more pleasa...

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

June 10, 2017

Filed under Culture

Pop artist Takashi Murakami is a storyteller. He uses a clean line, bright colors, and traditional mediums of printmaking and sculpture to reach a global audience. He is largely revered as “the new Andy Warhol.” Just as...

“Whistler’s Mother” Returns to Chicago

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

May 17, 2017

Filed under Culture

After 60 years, Whistler’s “Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1” (1871), lovingly referred to as “Whistler’s Mother,” has returned to the Art Institute of Chicago. “Whistler’s Mother” is perhaps the single most famous Amer...

The Wiz

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

April 26, 2017

Filed under Culture

“The Wizard of Oz” is about dreams: of hope, home, friendship, love, artificiality, and authenticity. The story of Dorothy and her companions, the witch and the wizard, is also classic with the capacity to be adapted, so ...

Fall in Love with “La La Land”

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

February 11, 2017

Filed under Culture

“La La Land” is a film that suspends reality, immersing viewers in a world in which ordinary people easily drift into song, time stops for a girl to make a breathtaking solo at a pool party, and a blossoming love story unf...

The Best Final’s Hack

The Best Final’s Hack

January 18, 2017

12 Days MX

December 21, 2016

The Hilarity of the Bee

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

November 7, 2016

Filed under Culture, Opinions

Parker’s rendition of the 2005 one-act musical “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee,” which ran Wednesday to Saturday, was hilarious. The script itself is full of wit--upon which the actors were able not just to capit...

Cool. Smart. Pith.

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

October 9, 2016

Filed under Culture, Opinions

Walking into Intro Chicago restaurant on Belden and Lincoln Park West – a restaurant featuring rotating chefs – you are greeted by a simple blue and white sign with the single word, “pith.” “Pith” to many chefs is...

The  New Master

The New Master

September 15, 2016

Stan’s Donuts

Stan’s Donuts

October 9, 2015

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