Revenge movies appeal to us on the most primal level, providing vicarious thrills through a sheen of righteousness that allows us to justify our enjoyment of the violence on display.
With this year’s Oscar ceremony being the least-watched and lowest-rated ever, it seems as though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gone from #OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsSoWhat.
Ibi Zoboi met Yusef Salaam in an African literature course at Hunter College taught by Dr. Marimba Ani in 1999.
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The band would have made the trip with the Illinois football team for the 2021 season opener against Nebraska, but the game that was billed the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Dublin has been moved back to Champaign.
Urbana Public Television is being honored once again — this time with two awards at the ninth annual Best of the Midwest Media Fest and Awards Show recognizing best community access TV programs in the Midwest.
For the millions that must have been spent on sets, machine guns, blank rounds of ammunition, pyrotechnics and everything else that’s needed to blow things up real good, Stefano Sollima’s “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” is a surprisingly boring affair.
Interested in starting a garden? Wanting to troubleshoot your gardening process? You will be in good hands with Joseph Tychonievich (writer) and Liz Anna Kozik’s (illustrator) new graphic novel “The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food.”
Illinois author Carol Coven Grannick has written a compelling new novel in verse about body image and the struggles one young girl experiences around her changing body.
The Champaign Central Jazz band and the New Street Combo will hold their first live concert in over a year on Sunday, when they’ll take over the pavilion at Colbert Park in Savoy from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Late last June, CU Sings ‘Let It Be’ was an artistic and fundraising success. The brainchild of local businessman James Barham, the video combined the talents of area musicians to pay homage to the Beatles classic.
The association's chair blamed the pandemic, which canceled many of the UBA’s revenue generators, and a reduction in city funding.
For the first time in more than a year, University of Illinois concert bands will offer live music on Friday -- outdoors and for free -- to an audience that will include anybody strolling by.
'They’re ready for a performance,' said producer Ellen Ericson on the cast of the Mahomet-Seymour High School production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' 'It’s been a unique experience for them. Because of COVID, we have a small cast this year to be able to abide by social distancing and other regulations.
The Edison bands will perform their first concert in over a year on Saturday at 2 p.m. with their annual "Day in the Park."
Moral dilemmas abound in Joe Penna’s “Stowaway,” a space adventure that’s less about cosmic spectacle and more about crises of conscience the crew of a spaceship traveling to Mars must face.
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Most folklore deals with humans and fantastic creatures purportedly inhabiting the country in which the lore arises, but Irish folklore exhibits a notable exception.