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AP art students recognized at annual show

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On May 3rd, AP Studio Art students were recognized and displayed their year’s worth of work in the school’s LRC.

REVIEW: ‘Say Anything’ is anything but your average teen movie

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In 1989, writer-director Cameron Crowe broke from the conventions of the everyday teen movie and brought audiences the inimitable Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye. Watch it, and you too will understand why everything is going to be all right.

Senior Reese Rousseau shows that life not only imitates but can become art

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The winner of a number of awards and scholarships, senior Reese Rousseau has accepted that his life is a canvas, a piece of photographic paper, a sketch book, and more … simply waiting for him to bring life to it.

REVIEW: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

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Disney’s recent adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time wrinkles a five-dimensional story into a movie with merely two-dimensional themes and characters.

REVIEW: ‘Game Night’

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The laughter is infectious in Game Night, the new comedy that follows a group of friends who find that their monthly game night has turned into a real-life game that might just get them all killed.

Spoken Word Poetry Club makes noise at Louder than a Bomb

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Students from East’s Spoken Word Poetry Club performed in Chicago’s 18th annual Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam festival.

REVIEW: You should probably ‘chick’ out Nando’s

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Nando’s has a leg up on your tired chicken dinners. It’s Naperville’s home for a unique take on a traditional classic.

REVIEW: ‘The Shape of Water’

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The Shape of Water is a majestic feat of cinematic storytelling, but the film drowns in its own weird plot.

REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is the start of a new dynasty for MCU

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The newest Marvel Studios release, Black Panther, assumes the crown as one of Marvel’s most successful cinematic adventures.

Senior Scenes gives students a taste of directing

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Senior Scenes, a combination of various student-directed scenes, was an enjoyable learning experience for the East Theatre senior thespians.

‘Genuine Fraud’ puts twist on conventional mystery story

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E. Lockhart’s latest novel combines a riveting reversed plot line and a highly sophisticated character into an unconventional kind of mystery, one that will keep readers turning page after page on a constant lookout for the truth.

REVIEW: Bingeworthy TV

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Warm up this chilly season with a helping of these bingeworthy TV shows.

 

REVIEW: ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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A long time in the coming and a long time in the viewing, Blade Runner 2049 exhibits stunning visuals in a futuristic story of identity.

REVIEW: Very Merry Movies

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or is it? Our very merry film critic takes a look at two action movies that take aim at redefining the traditional holiday classics.

REVIEW: ‘The Disaster Artist’ 

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The Room is one of the best “worst movies” of all time. The Disaster Artist is one of the most unique films of the year. And yet, James Franco’s passion project isn’t a celebration of bad film making so much as it is a celebration of the quirky human spirit.

East band, choir come together for wintertime showcase

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As the temperature dropped outside, Oswego East High School’s band & choir kept its audience warm with its annual wintertime concert.

Marvel raises the stakes but may lose the plot with ‘Infinity War’

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Marvel’s cinematic universe has set the gold standard for big action, big fun, and big box office receipts. But with Infinity War — which promises to be a dark adventure for the entire Marvel universe — has Marvel suddenly flipped the script for the worse?

Spoken Word allows students to give voice to their hearts, minds

East’s new poetry club is the venue for young poets to exercise their writing skills, to develop their voice in poetry, and to take stock of what’s in their hearts

Granny B’s is the perfect place for fried comfort

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Take a break from the Thanksgiving dinner table this weekend and spend some time with the home style family of Granny B’s in Aurora, IL, where you’ll delight in down home soul food cooking from the heart.

REVIEW: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

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In a lavish big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel, the question is not so much a matter of “Whodunnit?” as it is a question of “Who shouldn’t see this movie?” Because all of the clues indicate that everyone should.

REVIEW: ‘The Way Way Back’ & ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

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If you’re looking to take a holiday from those tried & true movies that seem to embrace the idea that families can easily be fixed, then look no further than this dysfunctional duo of films that proves that, sometimes, what makes a family unique is the unique way in which a family defies traditional wisdom and resolution.

Grace Vanderwaal’s ‘Beginning’ is precisely that … ‘Just’ the beginning (ALBUM REVIEW)

Grace Vanderwaal, the 13-year old winner of America’s Got Talent in 2016, produces a profoundly pretty, personal, and passionate debut album that defies all expectations attached to her youth.

Trick R Treat fails to scare up the treacherous treats of the Halloween season (FILM REVIEW)

Despite its best efforts, this sometimes sickening, too often silly film comes up short as a true measure of what makes horror movies truly horrifying.

Lotta Sea Lice: A little patience gets you a lot of artistry (ALBUM REVIEW)

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett deliver a daring duet by blending a steady concoction of blues, country, and bluegrass.

Green’s Turtles captures true nature of mental illness (BOOK REVIEW)

Many young adult novel authors  have tried and failed to successfully capture the reality of mental illness. John Green appears to have done it right, giving readers one of the most uncomfortable, harrowing, and honest novels of the year.

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