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Local artist raps out the vote

By Steven Schnarr

November 10, 2008

Sitting in a car next to road barricades on Michigan Avenue on election night, a guy was listening to Young Jeezy with a crowd of people. A Chicago rapper, Big Hit Buda, said he walked up to him, handed him his CD with a song titled "Elect Obama," and said, "Just give me 10 seconds. If it's whack, you can throw it across the street."Within 10 seconds of listening to the song, Brad "Big Hit Buda" Turner said the guy was bobbing his hea...

Bars serve up patriotic drinks

By Melody Gordon

November 10, 2008

On the North Side of the city, about five miles away from the rally, some bars hosted election parties, offering drink specials and live entertainment.Although a huge crowd gathered downtown for the rally, others decided to host and attend different events and places.The Crew Bar and Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St., was one of those places. The bar collaborated with The Annoyance Theatre to provide entertainment during commer...

Political roast heats things up

By Steven Schnarr

November 10, 2008

At the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway St., on Nov. 4 a select crowd cheered anxiously while watching a group joke about subjects like a new Calvin Klein fragrance called "Recession" and Gov. Sarah Palin's intentions to murder Sen. John McCain.Though some of the artists of Democracy Burlesque mentioned they would have liked to have gone to the rally in Grant Park, they decided to celebrate by doing something they love....

Sweet victory

By Megan Ferringer

November 10, 2008

Whether it was boozing after choosing or chowing down on Obama cupcakes as polling results were called, celebrating the election on Nov. 4 wasn't just limited to the party in Grant Park.Bars, restaurants and coffee shops all over Chicago were celebrating history in the making with their own style by offering up unique drink concoctions and other goodies for the city's riled-up crowd.The entire city was caught up in the Obamarama, ...

Pedaling away through wind and snow

By Megan Ferringer

November 3, 2008

November has begun to rear its head in downtown Chicago and with that, it’s bringing plunging temperatures, blustery winds and a complete refusal by the city’s inhabitants to leave their front doors and bear the gloom of late fall.But just because the cold might put a damper on outdoor activities, it doesn’t mean everyone’s favorite two-wheeled mode of transportation has to come to a halt. Even in the bitter temperatur...

Film Review: NY cops as you’ve seen them before

By David Orlikoff

November 3, 2008

Director Gavin O'Connor's Pride and Glory starts out strong. Edward Norton plays Ray Tierney, a solitary and jaded detective first seen making his way through the hard streets of New York City on his way to an interdepartmental football game where his lieutenant brother Franny (Noah Emmerich) is coaching his sergeant stepbrother Jimmy (Colin Farrell) to victory.Just as these foreboding images set the stage for a tale of dirty...

Chicago gets reel ‘queer’

By Bertha Serrano

November 3, 2008

While many may not remember what was going on in Chicago 27 years ago, an organization was busy putting together an event that is still a great part of a community today.Reeling 27, Chicago's Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, will celebrate its 27th Annual Festival from Nov. 6-16. Reeling is second in the world in size compared to San Francisco's LGBT festival. In 11 days, 70 films will be shown throughout th...

Playing with magic, devil’s daughter

Playing with magic, devil’s daughter

By Bertha Serrano

November 3, 2008

Chicago may not be as popular of a city as Las Vegas when it comes to magic and magicians.  A local theater company felt the same way, and has been working on becoming more popular by making magic-on stage...

Shred on this

Shred on this

November 3, 2008

On June 2, 2008, four college students set out to travel east, using only two skateboards and two bikes, without any mapped out destinations other than their objective-get toNew York City."We knew the g...

Pinkett-Smith talks directing and politics

By Thomas Pardee

November 3, 2008

Her husband may be one of Hollywood's biggest actors, but Jada Pinkett-Smith is no housewife.The seasoned actress was in Chicago on Oct. 28 for the red carpet premiere of her new film, The Human Contract, at the Chicago International Film Festival. Pinkett-Smith wrote, directed and starred as a supporting character in this sleeper drama about a successful businessman whose entire life is called into question when a strang...

Local artists ‘have it their way’

By Meryl Fulinara

November 3, 2008

Forget the pickles, forget the lettuce and add extra brushes. Burger King is taking on a unique endeavor that pushes creativity and imagination to a new level.Located in Wicker Park, Burger King Studio, 1904 W. North Ave., opened on Oct. 24. The gallery is a collaboration between Burger King Corporation and emerging local artists, to reach people on a more local level by tapping into Chicago's arts community.Lauren Ross, a sp...

Local animal circus is cat’s meow

By Megan Ferringer

November 3, 2008

The stars of Samantha Martin’s traveling circus know how to roll up to the night’s venue in style. Certainly not modest or humble by any means, the troupe of seven travels from show to show in a 28-foot RV adorned in all things fluffy and cute, which is meant to appease the high demands of this talented crew and make sure not one of them stomps off in a dramatic fury.Their need for being spoiled and pampered is not on...

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