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Columbia student appears in new WB web series

Columbia student appears in new WB web series

By Meryl Fulinara

October 12, 2008

In a town far away from the glitz of Hollywood, 249 miles from the bright lights of Broadway, a high school is getting its 15 minutes of fame.Barnstable High School in Cape Cod, Mass., is shooting for...

‘Unemployed’ artist inspires young women

‘Unemployed’ artist inspires young women

By Bertha Serrano

October 12, 2008

Twenty-five years ago, Anne Elizabeth Moore realized what she wanted to do with her life after asking a woman she was interviewing what her job title was. The woman had told her, "I don't have a job, I j...

Cockroaches and politics

Cockroaches and politics

October 9, 2008

Without having to say a word, his T-shirt spoke for him.  It had a picture of the famous Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata wearing a military outfit and a hat. The only difference was that Barack ...

Punk rock gets a little glee

Punk rock gets a little glee

October 9, 2008

A local Chicago group is hitting a high note with a different take on acapella.Every Monday night at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 201 S. Ashland Ave., Blue Ribbon Glee Club meets to sing, dance and enjoy the ...

Brett & Butter

By Brett Marlow

October 5, 2008

Usually people gauge how their year is going by their success at school, at work or by what's happening in their personal life. While I also take all of those things into consideration to calculate my happiness, they're not as pivotal of factors as other things happening in my life. For me, I've yet to determine if this is a depressing realization, or me being in control of what gets me down or doesn't.For instance, I would...

Adult film reaches new heights

Adult film reaches new heights

October 5, 2008

Despite the trend of filming low-budget, amatuer porn for the Internet, one adult production company is succeeding in doing the opposite.The almost $10 million production, Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge,...

Soccer not so boring after all

By Bertha Serrano

October 5, 2008

I was never a big fan of watching sports. I was always a "tomboy" growing up-playing basketball in my alley with the basketball hoop that my brother made for me. I wanted to be in the WNBA and be just like Rebecca Lobo. So instead of sitting around watching sports, I would rather play them.But throughout high school, after my childhood tomboy stage was long gone, I played soccer to stay in shape. I was able to get a nice tan, and ...

Bikers with a cause

By Steven Schnarr

October 5, 2008

On a dark evening in early July, Monica Ryan, a volunteer animal transport, was taking a Chihuahua to a better home.The dog had been the abused pet of a convicted serial killer, she said.Ryan had picked up the dog through a series of transports from southern Illinois. She was delivering the dog to its new home at 69th Place and Stony Island Avenue.Her cell phone was dead, and she could hear gunfire, she said. She stopped at a...

Threadless’ audience getting younger

By Adel Johnson

October 5, 2008

Threadless.com, known for its quirky graphic T-shirts, will soon be extending its clothing empire with a kids' store that is expected to open in Wicker Park by the end of November.The online T-shirt company has already expanded from being a web-based operation to a Threadless store, at 3011 N. Broadway St. The kids' line was launched on its website in 2007 around the time the flagship store opened.After a year of success online ...

‘It’s pubes with heart’

By Kaylee King

October 5, 2008

Sarah Silverman gives birth, experiences being homeless and ditches all her friends for better ones in the new season of her show, The Sarah Silverman Program, which premieres Oct. 8 on Comedy Central.The Emmy-award-winning, controversial comedian, who generally jokes about racism, sexism and religion, debuts her latest acts on this season's show. Silverman got herself in the election this year with a humorous project call...

NYC dancers break into Chicago scene

NYC dancers break into Chicago scene

October 5, 2008

A New York-based modern dance company is gaining popularity after introducing real-life situations and physical exhaustion into their choreography and routines.The David Dorfman Dance Company performed...

Fresh air, fresh art

Fresh air, fresh art

By Bertha Serrano

October 5, 2008

While posters can be seen everywhere in the city, a new art exhibit is attempting to become tradition using the outdoors and bright colors to capture spectators' attention.After a year-and-a-half of pl...

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