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First foreign film to win Best Picture makes Oscars history

Jacob Baker

February 10, 2020

Korean film “Parasite” won big and made history Sunday at the 92nd annual Oscars, taking home best picture, best director, best international feature film and best original screenplay.This is the first time in Academy Award history that a foreign film has won best picture. It is also the first tim...

Midwest bands bring unforgettable night to Rockford

Meth, of Chicago, performs Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio.

Jacob Baker

February 9, 2020

DeKALB — Meth, Greet Death, Quilt Club and Livid delivered an unbelievable night to remember Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio in Rockford in a genre-mixed show.Meth, the headlining band from Chicago, is a perfect fusion of mathcore, drone, noisecore, ambient and even a dash of black metal that made...

Find the best skin routine for you

Kennedy Jones

February 9, 2020

Caring for your skin might seem easy, but everyday habits have a huge impact. Figuring out what products to use or finding the right skin care routine that fits you isn’t that easy.A simple way to start could be to find a skin care website, like Curology, that has its own skincare generator. The websit...

The Return brings Beatles music back to life

Shane Landers as Paul McCartney, plays the bass Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Parker Otto

February 9, 2020

DeKALB — When the lights dimmed on the Egyptian Theatre stage, four Georgian musicians rushed on and became the iconic, Liverpudlian, mop-top Beatles.The Return, an American Beatles tribute band, performed Friday with a mix of the early hits and later classics of The Beatles at the Egyptian Theatre, 13...

Fatty’s to host 90s party Saturday

Jamie O'Toole

February 8, 2020

Sending locals back to the '90s through a nostalgic celebration from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Fatty's Pub and Grill will be hosting a decade party with the band Run Forest Run. Tickets for Run Forest Run’s performance at Fatty’s, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, can be purchased at Fatty’s web...

How to enjoy Valentine’s Day alone

Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter

February 6, 2020

Find an indulging activitySelf-care can be soothing and relaxing on any day, but on Valentine’s Day, self-love is crucial. Activities to practice self-love — so you can make yourself feel special when no one else can — include an extensive face routine or a movie marathon paired with delectable...

How to clean your shoes

Kennedy Jones

February 6, 2020

With all the snow and ice melting, shoes need a little extra care this time of year. There are many different ways to clean shoes; however, the appropriate cleaning method may vary based on the material of the shoe. These tips and tricks can be used any time of year and can remove stains from shoes with ...

Bars and restaurants: weekend specials

Jacob Baker

February 6, 2020

If you're looking to spend time with good company this weekend over a few drinks, these are the specials this weekend worth checking out.  Fatty's Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln HighwayFatty's has food and drink specials running all weekend long and live music to go along with it. Friday is Acoustic Frid...

Professor presents thoughtful film discussion as part of art exhibition

Jacob Baker

February 6, 2020

The NIU Art Museum hosted studio art professor Nina Rizzo who spoke at a thought-provoking film screening of “At Eternity's Gate” that bridged the film to her own work as a painter Jan. 28 at Jack Arends Hall.The film “At Eternity’s Gate,” starring Willem Dafoe as renowned painter Vincent v...

Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

Parker Otto

February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St...

Local band to play at KJ’s Bar & Grill

Jamie O'Toole

February 4, 2020

DeKALB — Covering bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet, DeKalb band Shooter will bring what it calls “whiskey rock and roll” to residents.The band will perform 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at KJ’s Bar & Grill, 518 E. Lincoln Highway.For the performance at KJ’s, band members will perfo...

Films to see from Sundance 2020

This Sept. 9, 2018, photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film

Jacob Baker

February 4, 2020

After 10 days of films, documentaries and shorts, the 36th annual film festival awarded some of the best new and upcoming talent in film. These five films are ones to keep a keen eye out for once they are officially released.The biggest hype surrounding a film coming out of this year's festival is the wi...