Chicago street artist pays tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant through new mural

By Nate Schwartz Medill Reports The untimely deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna sent a shockwave around the world that transcended the sports community and continues to reverberate today. Over the past month, street artists and muralists in Los Angeles and beyond have taken their talents to the streets to pay homage to […]

Lakers fans share the significance behind their Kobe attire

By Nate Schwartz Medill Reports On Feb. 10, 2020, two weeks after Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, hundreds of Lakers fans donned Kobe t-shirts and jerseys for the team’s final home game before the All-Star break. Medill Reports spoke with a few of the fans and asked them to share why Kobe was so meaningful to […]

Film criticism in 2020: A sit-down with Chicago’s star critic Brian Tallerico

By Nate Schwartz Medill Reports Brian Tallerico serves as the president of the Chicago Film Critics Association and is the managing editor for the film review website He and I chatted at a coffee shop across the street from Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre before he met up with some friends for a night […]