Chicago culture – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 07:16:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png Chicago culture – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 10 Unique Pop Culture Documentaries https://chicago43rd.org/10-unique-pop-culture-documentaries/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/10-unique-pop-culture-documentaries/ Fans of documentaries centered on pop culture phenomena have a lot to look forward to this fall, with documentaries like LiSA Another great day is due out soon on Netflix, which features a career throwback to the famous J-Pop singer known for her animated theme songs. Documentaries are a great way to learn in-depth about […]]]>

Fans of documentaries centered on pop culture phenomena have a lot to look forward to this fall, with documentaries like LiSA Another great day is due out soon on Netflix, which features a career throwback to the famous J-Pop singer known for her animated theme songs. Documentaries are a great way to learn in-depth about an endless number of pop culture topics, and most streaming platforms offer an extensive library of documentaries for their users.


These documentaries not only cover the lives of celebrities and other big names, but can also shed new light on what is often overlooked in pop culture. Viewers will leave these expertly crafted documentaries entertained and informed about topics they may never have considered before.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Fire (2019)

Stream on Netflix

This documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the disastrous organization of the Fyre Festival, supposedly an elite influencer festival on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma. The A-list celebrity-endorsed event left attendees without food, shelter or any of the key elements of a festival or vacation spot.

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With interviews with those who organized the festival and stranded attendees, confessions of the secrets behind the disaster must be seen and heard to be believed and the anecdotes of those interviewed are as comic as they are tragic.

Feels Good Man (2020)

Stream on Peacock

This eye-opening documentary details the origins of Pepe the Frog, an internet comic character who quickly became a popular internet meme before its adoption by far-right extremists led to the cartoon being recognized as a symbol of hate. by the Anti-Defamation League.

The film features cartoonist, Matt Furie, discussing the character’s humble origins and his lawsuit against far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in an attempt to get the cartoon back. The documentary ends with an optimistic view of how the cartoon could one day be seen as a positive symbol in the fight for love against hate.

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 (2022)

Stream on Netflix

The original Woodstock music festival was held in 1969 and created a legacy through its embodiment of the 1960s counterculture. The festival was largely peaceful and is now considered an outstanding achievement amid violence and division that occurred throughout the decade. When organizers tried to pick this up at the turn of the millennium, however, disaster struck.

Rail accident makes for one of the best Netflix documentaries of the year, so far, especially in its ability to chronicle how the counterculture has changed and how the festival has turned violent. The results of the Woodstock organizers’ negligence, from the funny and lighthearted to the tragic, criminal and outrageous, leave most viewers stunned.

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

Available to stream on Kanopy

I am Chris Farley recounts the life of one of Saturday night live Brightest Stars of All Time, the late Chris Farley, as told by the friends and family members who knew him best. The documentary features a series of interviews with colleagues SNL former students and those who grew up with the comedian, revealing his beautiful heart and his lifelong quest to make everyone in the room smile.

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This documentary takes fans behind the scenes to highlight how 1990s humor, often through SNLFarley’s mass popularity was shaped by Farley’s comedic genius. In particular, he gives a spotlight to the Second City improv troupe in Chicago, which shed light on Farley’s stage-stealing style and helped launch the careers of other stars, such as Mike Myers and Bob Odenkirk.

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020)

Stream on Netflix

Walter Mercado was the world’s most famous astrologer and a staple of television entertainment and spirituality in Latin America. Known for his larger-than-life personality and flamboyant style, the documentary follows an aging Mercado as he reconnects with the spiritual world and his adoring fans in the Hispanic community.

For astrology enthusiasts or those seeking a fascinating insight into Latin American culture, Mucho Mucho Amor is a moving tribute to a man who spread joy by gazing at the stars. It’s a heartwarming documentary about being authentic and spreading joy. The scene at the end where Mercado reunites with his fans shortly before his death is a particularly poignant watch.

I Am Divine (2013)

Stream on the Roku Channel

Divine was America’s first drag superstar and starred in several John Waters films, including hair spray and Pink flamingos, before becoming an icon of cult classic cinema. i am divine explores the life of the performer – particularly the tragedy, lewdness and hilarity – that made Divine the embodiment of camp.

For anyone interested in learning more about the history of drag or the early representations of the LGBTQ+ community in film, i am divine is an essential watch. Featuring interviews with community legends and close friends of Divine – including John Waters, Bruce Vilanch and Tab Hunter – the documentary is an intimate look at the trailblazer.

Injun Reel (2009)

Stream on Amazon Prime

Coil Injun explores the history of Indigenous peoples in American cinema, from the earliest depictions of the silent era to the present day. The film examines how stereotypical portrayals vary wildly and often contradict each other, and includes interviews with Native American and Indigenous actors discussing how they brought nuance to their presence in the film.

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Made in 2009, this documentary is relevant again because of its feature on Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress whom Marlon Brando chose to decline his Oscar victory in his place – after finally receiving an apology from the Academy in 2022 for his treatment. . In addition to giving a platform to the often silenced voices of these film actors, the documentary ends on a hopeful note by discussing Indigenous filmmakers who are making their own stories.

Won’t you be my neighbor? (2018)

Stream on Netflix

This film takes viewers behind the scenes of the life and career of Fred Rogers, the host of the classic children’s show Neighborhood of Mister Rogers. The documentary draws attention to Rogers’ background as a minister that influenced his role as showrunner and how the show introduced groundbreaking material to children’s programming, teaching children taboo subjects in the 1960s. 1960, such as racial equality and even the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

For dedicated Mister Rogers fans and newcomers who never watched his show growing up, Won’t you be my neighbor? is an inspiring and timeless film about the importance of loving your neighbour. The film will surprise many viewers as it details the anxiety and self-doubt of Mr. Rogers and the political forces that oppose his teaching, but its overall message of optimism won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (2022)

Stream on Netflix

In the 1990s and 2000s, Abercrombie & Fitch was considered the elite fashion brand for cool teenagers and young adults. Now it is seen by many as a budding elite store that is out of touch with today’s fashion trends. White hot explores how this change happened.

With plenty of humor and exclusive details from former Abercrombie employees, the Netflix film is one of the best documentaries of 2022, so far. He expertly examines why the company was a snapshot of white supremacy, as well as class and size discrimination, which was so prevalent in the culture during its heyday.

Gray Gardens (1975)

Stream on HBO Max

gray gardens is a documentary set in the home of Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little Edie”, two high-society women cousins ​​of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Their mansion, known as Gray Gardens, has fallen into disrepair and the two isolated women live in squalor.

Some views gray gardens as an exploitation film when it comes to the mental health of the Beale women, although they both praised the documentary. Whatever conclusion viewers draw from the way the documentary treats its subjects, it is a culturally significant documentation of the often hidden lives of America’s upper classes.

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Missouri author warns ‘conspiracy culture’ endangers country | Local https://chicago43rd.org/missouri-author-warns-conspiracy-culture-endangers-country-local/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 22:45:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/missouri-author-warns-conspiracy-culture-endangers-country-local/ The conspiracies are real, but attempts to explain them are conspiracy theories, St. Louis writer Sarah Kendzior told an audience of 30 Thursday at Skylark Bookshop in downtown Columbia. Sometimes these theories are correct, but often they can be dangerous and misleading. Kendzior differentiated between conspiracy theorists and true conspirators this way: true conspirators will […]]]>

The conspiracies are real, but attempts to explain them are conspiracy theories, St. Louis writer Sarah Kendzior told an audience of 30 Thursday at Skylark Bookshop in downtown Columbia.

Sometimes these theories are correct, but often they can be dangerous and misleading.

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Geek Review: Don’t Worry Honey https://chicago43rd.org/geek-review-dont-worry-honey/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:20:42 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/geek-review-dont-worry-honey/ Are you ready for the life you deserve? Or rather the criticism of Olivia Wilde don’t worry darling deserved? It’s easy not to want to mix real and real life, but this movie swims in a mix of both. Prior to the film’s release, the film was mired in controversy filled with burnt bridges, cheating […]]]>

Are you ready for the life you deserve? Or rather the criticism of Olivia Wilde don’t worry darling deserved?

It’s easy not to want to mix real and real life, but this movie swims in a mix of both. Prior to the film’s release, the film was mired in controversy filled with burnt bridges, cheating relationships, and surprise spitting and kissing at the Venice Film Festival, which is the complete opposite of cookie-cut, perfectly wonderful life in Victory, where most of the drama and thrills happen in this thriller.

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“There is beauty in control. There is grace in symmetry. We move forward as one. That’s the mantra of Victory, an experimental company town in the mid-20th century, where men set off into the desert to work on a top-secret project involving the development of progressive materials, while their wives clean the house, bake shopping with friends and preparing dinner. Directed by Florence Pugh (Black Widow) as Alice and singer Harry Styles as Jack, everything seems like a dream in this 1950s fantasy, until Alice begins to question its reality.

don’t worry darling starts out strong, and actress-turned-director Wilde constructs a 50s-style American fantasy where women are second-class citizens to their ever-important husbands, dressed brand-new in bright hues of blues, reds, yellows and greens. Our female characters are dressed in beautiful dresses with poofy skirts, and the men are in elegant suits with slicked back hair. People are drinking, having fun, and having orgasms on dinner tables and bosses’ rooms, and it all goes on. And on. And on. Until something strange happens to one of the residents, Margaret (Kiki Layne) and the fantasy begins to unravel on its own.

don't worry honey

Cooking, cleaning, shopping and drinking begin to seem mundane to Alice and she begins to wonder what her beloved husband Jack does for a living, and why all the men in her neighborhood adore their boss Frank (Chris Pine) . The deeper Alice digs, the more she faces gaslighting from Frank, resident physician Dr. Dean Collins (Timothy Simons) and his best friend Bunny (Wilde), until she finally loses the head, or rather, discovers the truth behind Victory. Alice’s investigation takes up the central part of the film, and it’s here that we see some of the film’s strongest and weakest performances.

Despite the star-studded cast, Pugh is the undisputed star of this film. She brings back her acting skills from Midsommar with wide eyes, gaping mouths, and screams and screams so loud that viewers will be uncomfortable watching them. Watching her crumble under the gaslighting she received and the toxic dynamic she has with her husband will make anyone who has shared a similar experience cringe, because the patterns of speech and behavior are just too much. familiar. There’s no doubt that Pugh is directing the film and is the general attraction to watch the film, regardless of his feelings and opinion regarding the film’s bad publicity.

don't worry honey

Unfortunately, that means Styles looks like a complete amateur against Pugh. This is the pop star’s first starring role, after a short appearance in Marvel Studios Eternals and a role in Dunkirk, so putting him up against rising star Pugh on his big debut seems almost diabolical. Styles’ British accent drops here and there and with all the other actors and characters in the film sporting an American accent, Styles just seems out of place.

Maybe the new actor can’t play in an American accent – which makes sense for him to stick with a British accent – but the 28-year-old can’t even make up his mind. who British accent which he wants to use throughout the film. The movie also didn’t really explain how and why a British boy named Jack gets fucked with an American girl from Chicago either.

Many elements of the film are presented as a matter of fact, and while this works in some scenes, it tends to create more plot holes and questions. Of course, a small town also needs a small tram driver, but how did he get there? Does he know what the Victory project is? Does he also have a wife? How does Victory work for non-couples?

The writing in don’t worry darling isn’t exactly stellar either, which brings us to the incredibly messy and rushed final act. After hearing about Project Victory, the third act sees Alice trying to find a way to escape Victory. The car chase scenes were exciting enough, and the twist with her best friend Bunny was definitely unplanned and punchy, but after so much buildup, the film’s reveal – at least visually – fell flat.

The film ends on a black screen and viewers wonder, “What happened next?” “. And not even in a way that we would demand a sequel, but rather because it was so sudden and without addressing what Actually happens to Victory and its people after Alice exposes Frank. Alice’s eventual escape also seemed a little too quick and too easy, especially considering the messy situation she’d found herself in.

Olivia Wilde

Bad writing aside though, don’t worry darling is visually pretty. This might be the most stylish thriller we’ve seen so far. Wilde’s use of bright cotton candy colors to set up an idyllic facade for a truly evil plan is effective. The set and costumes are a 1950s dream in the sense that they lean heavily on the bright and shiny conformity of the era. Wilde also uses a set of repeated black and white visuals and patterns that contrast so much with the 50s fantasy that they create just enough discomfort and curiosity. Whereas don’t worry darling doesn’t live up to Wilde’s directorial debut intelligent library, he always successfully shows his abilities to be a great director. We know Wilde can play, and now we know Wilde can also lead.

don’t worry darling can sort of be considered a feminist movie too. It teases provocative ideas about gender roles and expectations and holds a sharp stiletto to the neck of the dated belief that women only exist to be a housewife and make their husbands happy.

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In reality, don’t worry darling is a thriller and horror for any modern woman who fears having her autonomy and free will snatched away and shows how far misogynists and incels would go to take control. fans of Stepford wives severance pay and get out will probably enjoy don’t worry darling as they are quite similar to each other in style and genre and although it may not achieve the same level of social commentary, it’s still a nice watch for fans who like to be teased and thrilled that way.

Unfortunately, real-world events could overshadow the fact that the final product is a stylish thriller that lures you in with the fantasy of a perfect life, a perfect husband, and a perfect wife before its sickening big reveal. It engages in feminist discourse such as gender roles, female pleasure, and autonomy without being too overbearing and presents some pretty ambitious ideas that could have been explored better if the film had better writing and planning. Florence Pugh thrives in this film and is easily the film’s main hook and draw – regardless of how badly publicized the film is or not.

GEEK REVIEW NOTE

Summary

don’t worry darling is a provocative thriller wrapped in a stylish cotton candy daydream. Although better writing is needed to develop the ambitious idea for the film, Wilde proves to be a great director and Florence Pugh is still a bright and shining star.

  • Story – 7/10

  • Direction – 8/10

  • Characterization – 7.5/10

  • Satisfaction of geeks – 7.5/10


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Culture Days 2022: A chance to re-emerge from the Covid experience « Burlington Gazette https://chicago43rd.org/culture-days-2022-a-chance-to-re-emerge-from-the-covid-experience-burlington-gazette/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:05:49 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/culture-days-2022-a-chance-to-re-emerge-from-the-covid-experience-burlington-gazette/ By staff September 16, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON Residents are invited to join local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations in attending free and interactive events and activities in person or online during the 13th annual Culture Day.Culture Days will take place from September 23 […]]]>









By staff

September 16, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

Residents are invited to join local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations in attending free and interactive events and activities in person or online during the 13th annual Culture Day.
Culture Days will take place from September 23 to October 16, 2022. This year, it is expanding beyond its traditional weekend format to feature a more inclusive and interactive three-week schedule of programs and events. .

Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture, and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture and expression play a vital role in a healthy and prosperous society. This year’s theme, RE: Emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to creating tangible change in the sector and society. As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a mix of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming. Participants are asked to ensure that they follow municipal, regional, provincial and public health guidelines in their area. Ontario Culture Days has created event pages for attendees and ways to experience arts and culture across Ontario.

Angela Paparizo, Director, Arts and Culture, said, “This year, Burlington’s artists and cultural organizations are providing residents and visitors with creative and innovative events and programs. I invite everyone to see what Burlington’s artists and cultural organizations are offering at the 13th Annual Culture Days. It’s a great opportunity to see our local talents perform and show off their creativity.

Some events:

BPAC opens its doors for free performances and demonstrations in our Family Hall and Main Theater! General Admission Seating – No Ticket Required!

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Visit local performing arts organizations in the BPAC lobby, including:

  • Burlington Student Theater
  • Burlington Symphony Orchestra
  • Burlington New Millennium Orchestra
  • The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe, Inc.
  • Southern Ontario Lyric Opera

FREE shows

Burlington Footnotes

Burlington Dance Demonstration Footnotes

1:30 p.m. in the lobby

The Burlington Footnotes will do a jazz dance called Some silly songs from the 60s of their Must SING, must DANCE! June show. They will also demonstrate a dance called instant snap and invite members of the public to join in – it’s great fun! Visit the footnotes at their table for a chance to win a footnote bag full of goodies.

Website: www.burlingtonfootnotes.com

SOLO

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Show

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Main Theater

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) is a young, vibrant and dynamic opera company with a dual purpose of preserving and cultivating the multi-faceted art of opera for the dedicated aficionado, while raising awareness and educating those who are new to this exquisite art and fine art form, through community outreach.

Under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director, Sabatino Vacca, SOLO debuted in September 2015 with “A Grand Night for Opera,” a celebration of opera favorites, at the Burlington Performing Arts Center. Since then we have mounted productions of La Traviata, Tosca, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, a special concert with Adrianne Pieczonka, and more.

SOLO’s Artistic Director presents operas at the Burlington Central Library, seniors’ residences and other local groups. Popular topics are “Opera 101” and dialogue focused on specific operas from SOLO’s repertoire. These events usually feature an artist performing excerpts from an upcoming opera which has proven to be very popular with those in attendance as it gives them the opportunity to interact and ask questions, and learn more about opera singers and their profession.

Burlington Symphony Orchestra

Performance by the Burlington Symphony Orchestra

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Main Theater

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Denis Mastromonaco, celebrates 50 years of musical creation. We are a full-scale community orchestra serving Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas. The BSO is proud to fulfill an important cultural role within our city and to contribute to the vitality of our growing community. As part of Culture Days, on September 24, the full BSO will perform several lighthearted favorites, including the main Star Wars theme and Colonel Bogey’s march.

Website: www.burlingtonsymphony.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/burlingtonsymphonyorchestra
Twitter: twitter.com/burlingtonSO

Student theater

Burlington Student Theater Show

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Main Theater

Learn, grow and belong at the Burlington Student Theater, established in 1979. Children and youth ages 4-18 can participate in a range of performing arts opportunities. We offer year-round programming with 4 performances per year at the Burlington Performing Arts Center and have produced over 50 performances since the Center opened in 2011. All tickets go on sale from November for all performances on Burlingtonpac .that. Our team of passionate professionals will help build self-esteem, confidence, critical thinking and transferable skills. This afternoon, members of the Senior company aged 14 to 17 will perform “Cell Block Tango” from their musical Chicagoperformed right here in May 2022. We are grateful for the support of the Burlington community.

Website: burlington.ca/theatre

Dates and times

Sat Sept. 24, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue

BPAC Family Hall
main theater

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Cafe Culture on Marquette Campus – Marquette Wire https://chicago43rd.org/cafe-culture-on-marquette-campus-marquette-wire/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:16:07 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/cafe-culture-on-marquette-campus-marquette-wire/ Coffee is one of the great unifiers of the world. Relationships started over a cup of coffee, friendships were klazy due to a good chai latte and cafes are often the host to many heartfelt conversations. Since coffee is so important in our society, it is normal that Marquette invests to serve us the best. […]]]>

Coffee is one of the great unifiers of the world. Relationships started over a cup of coffee, friendships were klazy due to a good chai latte and cafes are often the host to many heartfelt conversations. Since coffee is so important in our society, it is normal that Marquette invests to serve us the best.

Coffee is a surefire way to bring people together while embracing the spirit of the city.

Brew cafes are scattered on the Marquette campus – at the Alumni Memorial Union, Raynor Library’s Brew at the Bridge, Dental School, and the David J. Straz School of Business. These cafes serve pastries, food, and Starbucks products.

A great way to bring more of the spirit of Milwaukee to the Marquette campus is to provide The Brew cafes with a local brand of coffee roasting. The good news is that Milwaukee has several viable options.

The top three coffee contenders who might be the best fit for Marquette students include Stone Creek Cafe, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. and Collective Coffee.

Erich Resch founded Stone Creek Coffee in Whitefish Bay in 1993, “built on the idea that we have an obligation to care for those around us.” It has since expanded to multiple locations in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and more.

Born a few years later in 1999, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. has a “outstanding cup of coffee.” Now the Location of Walker’s Point even puts on lots of live music – uplifting local Milwaukee artists and drawing large crowds. With quality coffee and great music, what more could you ask for?

Stuck on a “strong desire for a better cup of coffee,” Colectivo co-owners Ward, Paul and Lincoln have created a booming business. Coffee can still be roasted at Riverwest, but it extends far beyond that.

Marquette students can enjoy visiting a variety of cafes around town that sell these products, but it would be even better if they were offered to students on campus at The Brew cafes.

Stone Creek Coffee is served in all campus canteens for student enjoyment, but this may exclude students who do not have a school meal plan.

Whether it’s Stone Creek, Anodyne, or Colectivo, Marquette should include local coffee roasting products in Brew cafes so that all students can enjoy them. Starbucks can be purchased almost anywhere in the country, but for many, coffee from places like Stone Creek, Anodyne, and Colectivo can be a unique Milwaukee experience.

In addition to these, there are many small local cafes that deserve our attention.

Some of these cafes include Interval MKE, Canary Coffee Bar, and Pilcrow Coffee. All have their own unique specialties that could be promoted on the Marquette campus.

One innovative idea the university could adopt is to find other ways to promote these local businesses on campus. They could do this by hosting the cafes to serve on campus in conjunction with other Marquette-affiliated events like they have with Pete’s Pops or Shake Shack. This way, students can familiarize themselves with a variety of local coffee businesses rather than being stuck with just the nearby Starbucks location.

Another great way for students to expand their coffee outlook would be to join “Just Brew It” – Marquette’s coffee club. This organization brings together coffee-loving students to taste and test different shops in the city. It’s a wonderful way to combine human connection and caffeine.

It is important that the heart of Milwaukee be kept alive at the Marquette campus. Coffee may seem like a simple and trivial matter, but it’s important to boost local businesses and create an authentic city experience for students coming from afar.

This story was written by Grace Cady. She can be contacted at grace.cady@marquette.edu.

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First-Ever Empanada Fest Celebrates Hispanic Food and Culture | Whiting News https://chicago43rd.org/first-ever-empanada-fest-celebrates-hispanic-food-and-culture-whiting-news/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/first-ever-empanada-fest-celebrates-hispanic-food-and-culture-whiting-news/ WHITING — The sounds and smells of Hispanic culture filled the air at Whiting Lakefront Park on Saturday as large crowds drove and walked for the first Empanada Fest, a brainchild of the new Hispanic Heritage organization from the city. Whiting councilor Rebeca Uñate Michko, D-2nd, is president of the group and said she couldn’t […]]]>

WHITING — The sounds and smells of Hispanic culture filled the air at Whiting Lakefront Park on Saturday as large crowds drove and walked for the first Empanada Fest, a brainchild of the new Hispanic Heritage organization from the city.

Whiting councilor Rebeca Uñate Michko, D-2nd, is president of the group and said she couldn’t believe the day had finally arrived for the festival he started planning last fall.

“I’m totally excited to bring culture here,” said Uñate Michko.

She said she was unaware the city had already held an event to celebrate Hispanic heritage, and if this year’s festival is a success, the plan is to make it an annual event.

The timing was perfect as National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15.

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A full day of musical entertainment with a Hispanic flavor that included dancers, an all-female mariachi band, a salsa band, and free salsa lessons served to create a lively atmosphere, and food was also a major focus.

There were not only empanadas but also tacos, quesadillas, burritos, elotes and even barbecue and pierogi for those with different tastes.

Ricardo Muñoz is also a member of the Whiting Hispanic Heritage Organization and said it was nice to see the smiles on people’s faces as they enjoyed the party.

“It’s really gratifying to see it come to fruition,” Muñoz said.

Muñoz said the festival can serve as a way to preserve Hispanic traditions.

“I think the general excitement we’ve received throughout the planning process, especially over the past week, just shows, I think, the need in the community, especially in northwest Indiana, to festivals like this,” Muñoz said.

There was something for everyone at the festival: bouncy houses in the family section, or ‘familia’, a beer garden, 18 craft vendors and 13 food vendors and food trucks.

Noah Watkins of Whiting had fun playing the popular character Mr. Pierogi from the Whiting Pierogi Fest.

The 12-year-old boy wore a taco suit and sombrero and called himself Señor Taco.

The concept of an empanada is similar to a pierogi in that it is a pastry filled with an endless combination of savory or sweet fillings.

Esmeralda Velasco of Chicago and Bernice Calderon of Park Ridge came from Illinois after learning about the festival through Facebook.

They waited in a long empanada line, and Calderon said she wished she’d seen more vendors selling the treat.

“But this is their first year,” Calderon said.

Kristin Swallow, from Highland, tried the tacos while her son, Austin, had a tamale.

“We’ve been to Pierogi Fest before and enjoyed it,” Swallow said. “Everyone likes tacos, so we thought we’d give it a try. And it looks like a good start for the first one.”

Swallow enjoyed the lakeside location.

“This beach looks quite pretty,” she said. “We will have to come back here one day.”

Heather Van Dommelen, from Sauk Village, Illinois, was more than happy with her food selection.

“These are the best tacos I’ve ever had,” she said after sampling the offerings from Flako’s Tacos food truck.

Van Dommelen liked that the festival was held in the park rather than downtown Whiting.

“It seems to be a little more open,” she said.

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Mark “back to school” with French Culture in September https://chicago43rd.org/mark-back-to-school-with-french-culture-in-september/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 17:21:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/mark-back-to-school-with-french-culture-in-september/ Now that the new school year is well underway, the cultural scene is coming back from its summer (and Covid) slumber. Across North America, September is a month filled with festivals, performances and new exhibits. So sharpen your pencils, hoist your backpack, and venture out with our guide to all things French for fall. Explore […]]]>

Now that the new school year is well underway, the cultural scene is coming back from its summer (and Covid) slumber. Across North America, September is a month filled with festivals, performances and new exhibits. So sharpen your pencils, hoist your backpack, and venture out with our guide to all things French for fall.

Explore the concept of beauty in words and pictures

French artist, writer and philosopher, Sophie Calle has built her long career around the interplay between word and image, imagination and representation. In 1986, she asked members of an institute for the blind in Paris to share their ideas on beauty. The resulting installation, “The Blind,” featured excerpts from these intimate conversations alongside photographs of the subjects and images of things they described or imagined as beautiful. The Art Institute of Chicago recently acquired the only all-English version of this work, which is now on display for the first time since that original exhibition, alongside a recent interactive work, “Because.” In this piece, also playing with what we read and see, Calle’s personal descriptions of why she made certain photographs are embroidered onto woolen fabrics, which the visitor must lift to see the image. On September 23, curator Matthew Witkovsky gives a lecture on the exhibition at the museum.

August 27 to January 23, 2023

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Taste an eclectic presentation of performance art

A highlight of the New York cultural calendar, the 15th incarnation of the French Institute–Alliance Française cross the line The festival starts on September 9 and ends at the end of October. This festival of dance, music, theater and art, organized by Florent Masse and Mathilde Augé, is dedicated to new performances that push boundaries and confront pressing questions of identity and global politics. The festival brings cutting-edge French and Francophone performances to the United States and fosters the exchange of ideas between international artists and those based in New York. The shows “exemplify the spirit of inclusion that inspired us,” the curators say, featuring “underrepresented artist casts and a mix of professionals and non-professionals.” Throughout the festival, “Clin d’œil”, an exhibition by Senegalese artist Omar Ba, is presented at the FIAF gallery at 22 East 60th Street. September highlights include Marion Siéfert’s hybrid theatrical and Instagram performance, ‘_jeanne_dark_’ (pictured) in which a teenager bullied for her virginity (Helena de Laurens) reinvents herself online in real time. Suitable for audiences aged 14 and up, the play depicts the audience’s role in shaping the protagonist’s reality.

From September 9 to October 28, dates and locations vary.

Immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere of a major film festival

The 2022 film festival schedule is once again jam-packed with in-person screenings and red carpet drama. In Toronto from September 8, the beloved TIFF World Jamboree, now in its 47th year, provides one of the friendliest showcases in North America and a reliable indicator of Oscar buzz. Around 200 feature films and 40 short films make up the busy schedule, and the French and French-speaking lineup – more than 50 films this year – is particularly robust. The festival will include several world premieres by French directors, including Benjamin Millepied’s new interpretation of Carmen and Christophe Honoré winter boy, with Juliette Binoche and Paul Kircher, a semi-autobiographical tale of a queer teenager on the cusp of adulthood whose life is turned upside down by tragedy. In Hawaii, of cute director Maïmouna Doucouré, another troubled teenager (Sania Halifa, top) decides that her only way out of her situation is to convince Michelle Obama, visiting Paris, to adopt her. Elsewhere in the city, the Franco-Burkinabe director Cédric Ido Gravity (pictured above) imagine the fallout when a mysterious cosmic event upends the atmosphere – literally – of the suburbs.

Toronto International Film Festival, September 8-18

Celebrate the “joyful ride” of the new French theater

After two years of virtual performances, the Alone on Stage Princeton University’s French Theater Festival returns in person this month, “spotlighting diversity and female artists,” according to its curator Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian, who also co-organizes the FIAF cross the line festival. Alone on stage, in collaboration with the Festival d’Automne de Paris, brings together the talents of established and early-career actors and directors, presenting local audiences and the university community with exciting new productions, primarily in French with English surtitles . “Since its creation in 2012, Alone on stage has been a joyous ride every year,” says Masse. It starts in September with stalliona humorous celebration of courage and pop culture, about a secretary inspired to recommit to her medical training through the cinematic inspiration of Rocky III. Other performances confront more challenging stories about new beginnings and the interplay of personal and political liberation. Don’t miss Angela Davis a history of the United Statesa multimedia musical performance in which actress Astrid Bayiha (photo) plays the activist, teacher and author of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

September 9—23

Various locations, Princeton University campus, Princeton, NJ.

See abstract art in a new global light

After a Covid-interrupted tour of several North American campus galleries, the dazzling exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s lands this fall for its final exhibition at Northwestern University’s Block Museum. Featuring a wide range of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Middle East and North Africa, created during the turbulent and transformative postcolonial period, the exhibition invites visitors to rethink the history of modernist abstraction . Across the wide spectrum of the Arab world at the end of the 20th century, the anti-figurative traditions of Islamic art meet and merge with Western modernist rejection of representation, to create that art that feels rooted in history. and geography but exciting and new. Several artists from the former French enclaves of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, including Ahmed Cherkaoui, whose 1965 painting The Red Mirrors is pictured above – featured in the exhibition, which is drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

September 22 to December 4

Block Museum, Northwestern University

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL.

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Saudi ministry sends 211 students abroad on cultural scholarships this year https://chicago43rd.org/saudi-ministry-sends-211-students-abroad-on-cultural-scholarships-this-year/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 04:19:31 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/saudi-ministry-sends-211-students-abroad-on-cultural-scholarships-this-year/ Riyadh — The Ministry of Culture on Sunday announced its decision to grant scholarships to the seventh batch of students under the ministry’s cultural scholarship program. With the seventh class, the number of students who would become beneficiaries of the ministry’s scholarship program in the current year reached 211 students. The majority of these students […]]]>

Riyadh The Ministry of Culture on Sunday announced its decision to grant scholarships to the seventh batch of students under the ministry’s cultural scholarship program.

With the seventh class, the number of students who would become beneficiaries of the ministry’s scholarship program in the current year reached 211 students. The majority of these students are girls, numbering 133, while the male students represent 78. Among these students, 123 students will continue their studies in license while 83 students in master and five in doctorate.

These students will continue their studies in majors such as food science and technology, theater, music, heritage and archeology, fashion design, libraries and museums, film, visual arts, literature and linguistics, architecture, culinary arts and design.

The Ministry of Culture launched this unique scholarship program in December 2019 with the aim of training national cultural cadres specialized in various creative cultural fields in the most prestigious universities, institutes and academies in the world. The scholarship allows them to qualify to meet the growing needs of the labor market and to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in various cultural fields.

Newly selected students will be enrolled in the most prestigious international educational institutions such as the Academy of Culinary Arts; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The Culinary Institute of America; London University of the Arts (UAL); Pratt Institute; Manchester School of Architecture; Virginia Commonwealth University; The Australian National University; Indiana University in Bloomington; University of Edinburgh and University of Durham.

More than half of these scholarship students, 115 in number, will enroll in universities and institutes in the United States of America. The United States will be followed by the United Kingdom with 56 students; Switzerland 20 students; and Australia 10 students. Two students will each join universities and institutes in Egypt and France while one student will continue their studies in Italy, Singapore and South Korea.

This brings the total number of students who have joined the ministry’s scholarship program to 683 since its launch in 2019. Among them are 443 female students and 240 male students. Of the total number of students, 384 students are studying for a bachelor’s degree, while 291 are studying for a master’s degree and eight for a doctorate. Among these students, 277 students are in the United States of America, and the United Kingdom comes after the United States with 290 students, and the United Kingdom is followed by Switzerland with 57 students, Australia 31, Egypt 9, France and Italy six each, the Netherlands 3 and two in South Korea.

The cultural scholarship program is the first of its kind in the history of the Kingdom in terms of the comprehensiveness and diversity of its specializations in the cultural and artistic fields, in addition to the multiple advantages it provides to scholarship recipients.

The state covers all study costs, financial guarantees, living expenses for scholarship students and their companions, health care and travel tickets, as well as follow-up orientation programs of the scholarship and the evaluation of their academic development.

The program focuses on creative specializations within the 16 cultural sectors, offering multiple benefits to students. Through this program, the ministry aims to develop national cultural and artistic skills to align with labor market priorities.

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PBA: How Blackwater’s Krutwig Embraced Pinoy Culture https://chicago43rd.org/pba-how-blackwaters-krutwig-embraced-pinoy-culture/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 07:18:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/pba-how-blackwaters-krutwig-embraced-pinoy-culture/ Cameron Krutwig’s first stint in Asia as an import is more than basketball. Along with helping the Blackwater Bossing in their quest for another playoff run, the Loyola Chicago stalwart, who led the Ramblers to an upset victory over top-seeded Illinois in the USA Tournament NCAA last year began to embrace more Filipino culture. “I […]]]>

Cameron Krutwig’s first stint in Asia as an import is more than basketball.

Along with helping the Blackwater Bossing in their quest for another playoff run, the Loyola Chicago stalwart, who led the Ramblers to an upset victory over top-seeded Illinois in the USA Tournament NCAA last year began to embrace more Filipino culture.

“I have no idea about Filipino basketball,” Krutwig told ABS-CBN News. “I did some research. I know it’s the oldest (professional basketball) league in Asia. I did some research, I watched some of the games from the last All-Filipino Cup, but I don’t know much about it.

“Coach (Ariel Vanguardia) hit my agent up a bit and put me in touch, so I weighed the options a bit and thought it was a good idea to come here.”

Built with a 255-pound body and 6ft 9in tall, Krutwig will bolster the Bossing in the upcoming Commissioners Cup and the Belgian League veteran immediately hit it off with his new teammates.

“I think there are a lot of guard players, sneaky guards, shooters,” Krutwig added. “A lot of good cutters. We have a lot of guys who like to cut and move. I like to play with guys who like to cut and move and can finish.

“We’re running some good stuff and we’ve got a few shooters and that complements my style quite well.”

For Krutwig, one of the reasons he decided to come to the Philippines was the Filipinos’ passion for gambling.

“I know basketball is a big deal here,” he added. “That’s why I decided to come here because basketball means a lot to people here. There’s a big fandom around.

Cameron Krutwig clashes with the Bossings. Rey Joble

But there’s more to basketball that made Krutwig fall in love with the Philippines.

“The guys (my teammates) were great. I’ve only been here three weeks and I’m slowly getting to know the guys, slowly building chemistry with them,” he added. ” It was great. We had guys who had birthdays recently and they bought us food. Its been good.

“I will try anything once (Filipino food). I will try anything once. I ordered and I like seafood very much, there is a lot of good seafood here, crab, shrimp, lobsters. That’s another thing, everyone knows where to go and we have a lot of coaches and staff going here and there. I have a lot of places to try.

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Drugs US Navy SEALs: New investigation sparks allegations following death of Seaman Kyle Mullen during ‘week from hell’ training https://chicago43rd.org/drugs-us-navy-seals-new-investigation-sparks-allegations-following-death-of-seaman-kyle-mullen-during-week-from-hell-training/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:09:26 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/drugs-us-navy-seals-new-investigation-sparks-allegations-following-death-of-seaman-kyle-mullen-during-week-from-hell-training/ A recent report alleges that some Navy SEAL candidates are using performance-enhancing drugs to gain an advantage. The startling allegations are now rocking one of the most elite military units in the world, claiming a dangerous and sometimes deadly training culture. A New York Times investigation revealed widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs among SEAL trainees […]]]>

A recent report alleges that some Navy SEAL candidates are using performance-enhancing drugs to gain an advantage.

The startling allegations are now rocking one of the most elite military units in the world, claiming a dangerous and sometimes deadly training culture.

A New York Times investigation revealed widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs among SEAL trainees determined to make the cut to become one of the few to pass SEAL selection.

According to the Times, a Navy investigation into the death of a SEAL recruit in February concluded that “approximately 40 applicants tested positive or admitted to using steroids or other drugs in violation of US regulations. Marine”.

The findings came to light after Kyle Mullen, a 24-year-old SEAL candidate, died hours after finishing the SEAL’s infamous “Hell Week” earlier this year.

“I said the Navy was going to kill him and that’s unfortunate. I really said that. And that’s what happened,” Mullen’s mother, Regina Mullen, said.

According to the report, the Navy found evidence that Mullen may have been using drugs, adding that “they discovered syringes and performance-enhancing drugs in his car.”

His mother, Regina, said Kyle considered taking steroids, but never did. She said she believed they belonged to others he hung out with.

“He found out the men were on steroids and I wasn’t happy about that. Of course he said he thought he might have to do it to get to Hell Week,” Regina said. “And apparently he talked to his brother and his brother told him he’d never had to do this before in his life. Why start now? And if others could do without it, he should be able to. do it too. He was a natural athlete.”

RELATED: Mother of Navy SEAL candidate who died after ‘week from hell’ says tragedy could have been avoided

Mullen’s autopsy, which was performed by a US military medical examiner, showed no signs of drugs in his system at the time of his death. However, they cited the cause of death as bacterial pneumonia.

Mullen was seen coughing up blood and being given oxygen repeatedly throughout the week after grueling training, which aims to push the contestants to their mental and physical limits.

His mother said he was abandoned at his weakest moment, right after Hell Week ended.

“At the end of the day, if he had been sent to the ER just as he secured the week from hell on Friday morning, he would be alive today,” Regina said.

“You start all the conversations in the world and debate about training, what people call torture and all that, but they didn’t give Kyle basic medical care. And that’s what It’s about. And that has to change now,” said Kevin Uniglicht, the Mullen family attorney.

As the Navy conducts its investigation, the demand for answers increases as to whether SEAL training is going too far and whether some of those who strive to join this elite unit will do anything to survive the test.

“Morals, character and leadership traits are as important as having a super athlete. Having a moral person on the battlefield is as important,” said Eric Oehlerich, ABC News contributor and commander. retired from the Navy SEALs.

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