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Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

December 3, 2018

Anxiously awaiting the first guests of the day, dedicated historians sit in cabins ready to recite tales of the past. Visitors entering the grounds listen to the sounds of a fife, smell the campfire...

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.”Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at the qu...

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three a...

Chicago’s First Citywide Print Crawl

Chicago’s First Citywide Print Crawl

May 29, 2018

Chicago, IL – On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Spudnik Press Cooperative, in collaboration with 15+ maker spaces, galleries, and artist-run venues, will inaugurate the first ever Chicago Print Crawl. The Chicago Pr...

Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

April 16, 2018

Derek Berry created a Facebook event page in February 2016 simply to pull together some ideas. He had only loosely discussed his latest idea—a pop-up diner and bar inspired by the hit TV show “Save...

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

By Mackenzie Crosson

March 12, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features, Galleries, Multimedia

"I think that we represent life more than the Michelin five-star [restaurants of Chicago] because not everybody can go [there]. They don’t have the funds to support it. Everybody can come to Jeri’s Grill—that’s the differe...

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

February 19, 2018

Co Co Hong made her first film in seventh grade. She replicated a short film her teacher had made, inserting a bit of her own flair, and it sparked something in her. Since then, she has always known tha...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

November 20, 2017

After a lifetime of criticism and pressure, 18-year-old Sophie* is still trying to drown out the voices in her head telling her she may not be worthwhile. “What am I doing? How do people think of m...

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

November 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine arm wrestling tournaments with the brash, over-the-top showmanship of ‘80s-era professional wrestling? The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of th...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

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