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ANDIE and The Bandits steal show at Biggest Mouth

ANDIE and The Bandits steal show at Biggest Mouth

April 20, 2019

Deafening shouts of excitement and fervent applause erupted at Biggest Mouth as ANDIE and The Bandits were presented with the giant first prize check of $1,000. Following 12 diverse performances from student...

LGBTQ history finds a home on the page— sex toys, birdcages and all

LGBTQ history finds a home on the page— sex toys, birdcages and all

April 19, 2019

In 1974, people who visited Dugan’s Bistro in River North between midnight and 2 a.m. may have been lucky enough to stumble upon the Bearded Lady, stripping down to her one-piece bathing suit with a ...

SWMRS splashes into Chicago

SWMRS splashes into Chicago

April 19, 2019

The SWMRS of punk rock bring the Californian experience to Chicago during North American Berkeley's on Fire tour. The five-member band––Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joey Armstrong, Seb Mueller and...

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

April 15, 2019

As head of admissions at Hillcrest Boarding School, Sherri Mason’s job is to bring more diversity to the predominantly white student population. Her son Charlie dreams of attending Yale, but when he learns his app...

Palestinian culture shared during annual film festival

Palestinian culture shared during annual film festival

April 12, 2019

  The 51-day war between Gaza and Israel in 2014 left some Palestinians homeless. This is explored in the documentary “Killing Gaza,” playing at this year’s Palestine Film Festival.   The...

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

April 12, 2019

Even in black and white, old Hollywood films showcased garments’ lush textures, detailed cuts and simple silhouettes—the hallmarks of  ‘30s and ‘40s fashion. The Chicago History Museum,...

2019 Chicago Donut Fest

April 12, 2019

The Chicago Donut Fest was held April 6 at Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 W. Kinzie St.

‘Language Rooms’ is speaking its way to Chicago for the midwest premiere

‘Language Rooms’ is speaking its way to Chicago for the midwest premiere

April 12, 2019

A man named Ahmed immigrates from Egypt and loves the U.S. He works for a Homeland Security detainment facility and is considered the best at his job. One day, rumors begin to brew that put his patrio...

Uncommon Ground: Intimate stepping stone provided for Chicago artists

Uncommon Ground: Intimate stepping stone provided for Chicago artists

April 5, 2019

A small wooden room designed to seat no more than 50 people and a rug in place of a stage is where some local artists are getting their start. Uncommon Ground is a music venue—as well as a roofto...

Knox Hamilton stops at Subterranean for brief spring tour

Knox Hamilton stops at Subterranean for brief spring tour

April 5, 2019

The “Beach Boys of Little Rock” hit the road for a five-destination mini tour with Brother Moses during the last week of March. Knox Hamilton, comprised of Boots Copeland, Cobo Copeland, Drew Buf...

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