Music Box Theatre

The Come Up: Music Box Theatre

Get your popcorn, grab a seat, and learn all about Chicago’s greatest theatre.

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Fan Theories: Is The Joker Really the Hero in The Dark Knight?

Maybe Gotham actually needed a better class of hero.

The Big Lebowski
Jim Carrey in The Truman Show

Fan Theories: Was The Truman Show Actually Cancelled?

Simple television economics may have led Truman Burbank to finally learn the truth about his life.

Caroline Rose Sole Kitchen

Sole Kitchen: Caroline Rose

Rising singer-songwriter gets her hands on a modified MXR Phase 90 pedal.

Pulp Fiction

Fan Theories: Does the Briefcase in Pulp Fiction Hold Marsellus Wallace’s Soul?

This theory, if true, makes Tarantino’s hitman masterpiece even more bad ass.

Closed Sessions

The Come Up: Closed Sessions

In a few short years, Chicago’s Closed Sessions has emerged as one of hip-hop’s premiere record labels.

The Scariest Scene in Dawn of the Dead Doesn’t Have a Single Zombie

A video essay breakdown on the opening sequence of George A. Romero’s 1978 classic.

Fan Theories: Was Ferris Bueller Just a Figment of Cameron’s Imagination?
How Billy Idol Became the World's First Meme: An Investigation

How Billy Idol Became the World’s First Meme

The story behind the world’s first meme almost got us killed.

Fan Theories: Is Moonrise Kingdom an Origin Story for Margot Tenenbaum’s Real Parents?

Perhaps there’s more to Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky than we initially thought.