The Columbia Chronicle

Punk rockers read, too

By Jessica Galliart

May 15, 2008

Stephanie Kuehnert has been busy. She hosted her first book signing at Chicago’s Women and Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., and the young author has been scheduling press interviews back-to-back all summer.“It’s kind of getting overwhelming, to be honest,” Kuehnert said. “I’ve got a lot to do in very little time. It’s been great; I can’t be happier about it.”Kuehnert, who graduated with a master...

Don’t Miss: Day One of Lollapalooza

By Jessica Galliart

May 15, 2008

With so many bands and so little time, making decisions on which sets to check out at Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest music festival of the year, and which to miss out on can be a bit stressful. Of course, headliners like Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West are givens, but with so many promising smaller acts performing in different areas at the same times—in forecasted temperatures...

Picky Eating Adults

By Jessica Galliart

May 15, 2008

Bob Krause served 13 years in the military without anyone ever realizing his “secret.” Though he managed to hide his picky eating habit from his fellow soldiers and still lives with it today, it’s an everyday struggle to get through certain social situations involving food.Liquid LibraryThough Krause’s picky eating habits may not seem like a major obstacle in everyday life, it is. He likes milk chocolate, and he likes pe...

The storm brigade

By Jessica Galliart

May 15, 2008

Weather fanatics armed with cameras capture massive tornadoes enveloping small Midwestern towns every day and plaster their footage all over the Internet. Even mainstream movies like Twister have tapped into the phenomenon of high-speed chases to catch sight of severe thunderstorms and the damage they create.College of DuPage students in meteorology professor Paul Sirvatka’s storm chasing class travel across North America for a...

OK Go to headline show

By Colin Shively

May 15, 2008

After Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind met over a game of ping-pong at a summer camp in Michigan when they were 11 and 12, they quickly formed a friendship that would last for years to come. After attending the same summer camp for several summers and keeping in touch during their college years, Kulash and Nordwind began sending music recordings to each other, starting a habit that would lead to the formation of a band.Ok GoKeyboardi...

Downey Jr. makes ‘Iron Man’ live again

By Matthew Fagerholm

May 15, 2008

When was the last time a superhero was overshadowed by his alter ego? It’s difficult to imagine an audience preferring to see a film solely about boorish billionaire Bruce Wayne or squeaky-clean geek Peter Parker.APRobert Downey Jr. is absolutely smashing as the titular super-robot in ‘Iron Man.’But in the case of Iron Man, the real hero is the man behind the mask, Tony Stark. With his bitingly brusque wit, whimsically caref...

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