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The reality about reality television

The reality about reality television

October 18, 2019

Managing Editor Miranda Manier, Digital Content and Brand Manager Micha Thurston and Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle talk about everything reality TV— from issues with representation to having an et...

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

October 18, 2019

Ada Cheng helped audiences explore what masculinity is, and what it should be Thursday night with her storytelling series, "Am I Man Enough?,"at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Cheng, ...

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

October 17, 2019

A new mural of a young Moroccan man dressed in a mix of traditional Moroccan and contemporary Chicago street attire now decorates the side of Columbia’s dance building, linking two sister cities a...

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

October 16, 2019

Pop artist Charli XCX brought palpable energy to her sold-out show Saturday at the House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn St. The Atlantic Records artist is on tour in support of her third studio ...

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15, 2019

From Starbucks coffee pups, to medical "paws"pitals, to elaborate headless horsemen, hundreds of canines and their owners spared no expense in their quest for the most creative and elaborate costu...

Blue Man Group continues to ‘save the world’ after 28 years

Blue Man Group continues to ‘save the world’ after 28 years

October 15, 2019

Projected on several screens around a small theatre is a eccentric blue eye. Lights begin to flash, drums start beating and the spotlight shines on three men covered head-to-toe in blue paint. The B...

Landon Cube’s alternative performance of ‘Orange’ at Reggies Chicago

Landon Cube’s alternative performance of ‘Orange’ at Reggies Chicago

October 13, 2019

Three months after the release of his EP, “Orange,” Landon Cube hit the road for his North American tour, with support from Bay Area-rapper 24KGoldn. Landon Cube—a 21-year-old artist from Maryland...

International art fair of miniatures brings big impact, ideas to Chicago

International art fair of miniatures brings big impact, ideas to Chicago

October 12, 2019

In an unassuming neighborhood, situated down the street from a family community center and a church, sits the home of a small, international art fair. With an industrial look on its exterior, the side ...

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

October 11, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, lesbians and feminists in Chicago did not have to look far to find spaces to call their own. In Wrigleyville, they could hole up in Susan B’s, a restaurant that only served two kinds...

‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

October 9, 2019

As he was thinking about how to gather all the pieces for his debut novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates said he received advice to not write another typical story about slavery. Selected as one of Oprah’s Book Club ...

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

October 9, 2019

What do you get when you cross an actor committed to bringing his interpretation of arguably the most iconic comic book villain to life with a society that's grown anxious of real-world events being...

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

October 8, 2019

Sharon Burrink stands before her neatly-framed work with a sense of accomplishment. Hanging around the artist and teacher in a small, cluttered room are dozens of art pieces with themes of trauma and h...

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