• Dining on the Line: Sono Wood Fired

    Sono Wood Fired gets its name both from meaning “I am” in Italian and for being located in the “Sono” area of Lincoln Park (just south of North Avenue in the Clybourn Corridor). So by visiting, you can learn a new phrase in Italian and visit a new area of the city… Oh, and eat some really delicious pizza. Sono [...]

    Dining on the Line: Sono Wood Fired
  • Earl Sweatshirt turns up the heat at the Metro

    Rap has become something like an endless hallway of doors, each representing a sub-genre that has resulted from the many years of its existence. This variety is a direct result of different artists’ unique takes on the genre, each adding a special touch to make his or her own, distinct form of what used to be looked at as one [...]

    Photos courtesy of Ariahna Black
  • REVIEW: ‘Men Should Weep’ at Raven Theatre Complex

    Men Should Weep, a Scottish play set in the Great Depression era, has not been produced in the U.S. for more than 30 years. However, Griffin Theatre Company has revived the dramatic play at the Raven Theatre Complex (6157 N. Clark St.). And with its outstanding cast and set, no one should wait another 30 years before seeing this magnificent [...]

    REVIEW: ‘Men Should Weep’ at Raven Theatre Complex
  • ‘One Flea Spare’ plagued with bad theater

    As the Black Plague sweeps over London, four characters find themselves quarantined in One Flea Spare, Ghost Light Productions’ new play at The Den Theatre (1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Despite a few positive aspects, this play ended up only plaguing the audience with bad theater. The set of One Flea Spare is very simple, and not in a good way. [...]

    ‘One Flea Spare’ plagued with bad theater
  • Magical Scottish town comes to life in Goodman’s new production

    Goodman Theatre has brought to their Albert Stage, Brigadoon, the exciting musical about a magical Scottish town. No matter what your feelings are about excessive amounts of plaid and bagpipes, Brigadoon is worth watching at least twice. Two American gentlemen, Tommy (Kevin Earley) and Jeff (Rod Thomas) venture out to the Scottish Highlands for a short vacation. What the two [...]

    Magical Scottish town comes to life in Goodman’s new production
  • Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy

    Sammi Gassel was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 13 years old. Fortunately, she was able to start taking medication to get her seizures under control, but that didn’t stop her from thinking about all the other children who live with the difficulties of the brain disorder. Gassel eventually found a way to support those who still suffer. Partnering with [...]

    Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy
  • Who you should see at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

    When thinking about the best musical festivals in Chicago, Lollapalooza is what typically comes to mind. However, the Pitchfork Music Festival has changed many music lovers’ minds over the past few years. While Pitchfork is much smaller than the massive Lollapalooza, the festival has continued to get some of the biggest and best names in music to perform for almost [...]

    Photo courtesy of Impose Magazine
  • A taste of The Taste of Chicago 2014

    The tastiest of all summer festivals has finally descended upon Grant Park — The Taste of Chicago 2014 is here with all of its fried, baked, broiled, boiled and grilled goodness. This year’s fest, which runs through July 13, features 66 five-day restaurants, four pop-up restaurants and 10 food trucks. The 66 restaurants are staples for the fest, while the [...]

    A taste of The Taste of Chicago 2014
  • Ed Sheeran’s X album contains both ends of the musical spectrum

    Ed Sheeran: acoustic folk singer or rapper? That is the question that comes to mind when listening to x, his second full-length album and the follow-up to his debut album, +.  This album marks a daring departure from his usual music by infusing hip-hop elements with his otherwise folk style. As Sheeran mentioned in his MTV documentary “Nine Days and [...]

    Photo Courtesy of Dan Curwin
  • The only time it’s safe to go in a back alley

    Tucked away on North Rush Street is The Back Room, an intimate club featuring live music every night. Every night you can get your fill of good tunes at The Back Room, but Blues Night on Wednesdays is your best bet for an authentic experience. Smooth blues musician Omar Coleman put on a versatile performance with his band on July 2. [...]

    The only time it’s safe to go in a back alley

News »

BREAKING: Loyola student robbed near Lake Shore Campus

BREAKING: Loyola student robbed near Lake Shore Campus

July 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Early Monday morning a purse-snatching occurred at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Columbia Avenue. The victim was a Loyola student walking to her home from the CTA...

  • Adulthood
    Adulthood

    The PHOENIX/Sydney South http://www.thinglink.com/scene/513113865702080513  -Compiled by Grace Runkel ...

    April 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm
  • Rogers Park Police record city’s fastest average dispatch time
    Rogers Park Police record city’s fastest average dispatch time

    The Chicago police district serving the Rogers Park neighborhood recorded the fastest police dispatch time in the...

    April 16, 2014 at 10:20 am
  • Eavesdropping law overturned
    Eavesdropping law overturned

    Break out the smart phones: citizens and professionals now have the right to take audio recordings of public occurrences...

    April 16, 2014 at 10:10 am

Sports »

WHO YA GOT? — Above is this year’s MIVA Conference tournament bracket. No. 1 Loyola starts its quest for the title on Wednesday, April 16. Winning the conference will give the Ramblers an automatic berth in the National Final Four.

Meet the MIVA: Loyola’s path to glory

April 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

WHO YA GOT? — Above is this year’s MIVA Conference tournament bracket. No. 1 Loyola starts its quest for the title on Wednesday, April 16. Winning the conference will...

Closer Look »

Get a {Closer Look} at ROTC

Get a {Closer Look} at ROTC

April 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Let’s assume that on a normal weekday, the average Loyola student hits the snooze button three or four times before rolling out of bed, putting on a sweater and wandering...

  • Chicago’s Hidden Gems
    Chicago’s Hidden Gems

    With finals right around the corner, most Loyola students will be settling into the IC and a dinner of delivery...

    April 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm
  • The quest for vitamin D
    The quest for vitamin D

    Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could just eat sunshine? If we ever forget our packed lunch, or we’re too broke...

    April 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  • Tired of taxis?
    Tired of taxis?

    Living in a big city as a poor college student means you probably don’t have a car, which can make getting around...

    April 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Diversions »

Dining on the Line: Sono Wood Fired

Dining on the Line: Sono Wood Fired

July 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Made-to-order Mozzarella ($10) Sono Wood Fired gets its name both from meaning “I am” in Italian and for being located in the “Sono” area of Lincoln Park (just south...

Discourse »

The PHOENIX/Ellen Bauch: A Campus Safety vehicle outside Mundelein Hall

Campus Safety prioritizes property over students

July 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

The other night I had a particularly unfortunate experience with Campus Safety that I’m sure is not an isolated incident. In my three years at Loyola, I have never written...