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Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

May 20, 2019

Despite an increase in diversity among models on global runways in 2019, models who do not fit the traditional beauty standards still face challenges in a sometimes unforgiving industry. The model...

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

May 18, 2019

Javon King was originally auditioning for "Kinky Boots" when the casting directors ended up sending King to audition for the rock musical "Rent" instead. After a week of callbacks and auditions, King wa...

‘Who lives, who dies, who tells your story’: Hamilton exhibit opens in Chicago

‘Who lives, who dies, who tells your story’: Hamilton exhibit opens in Chicago

May 3, 2019

Today, more people have seen the musical “Hamilton” in Chicago than in New York, and a new exhibit brings the Windy City even deeper into Alexander Hamilton’s story. “Hamilton: The Exhibition,...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

May 3, 2019

The 13 days between April 13 and 26 were some of the most stressful in years for Taylor Swift fans. Rumors began to fly after Swift added a cryptic countdown to her Instagram story, which was set to en...

Tokyo Police Club on their ‘full circle’ career

Tokyo Police Club on their ‘full circle’ career

May 3, 2019

Indie rock band Tokyo Police Club’s favorite way to pass the time while on tour is to play board games. Their current favorite is “Code Names.” “Our favorite thing, as friends on the road, is...

One woman show visits Chicago, sparks conversation about artistry in current political climate

One woman show visits Chicago, sparks conversation about artistry in current political climate

May 2, 2019

In a stand-alone performance about what it is like to create art with a 24-hour news cycle, choreographer, circus performer, acrobat, dancer, writer and comedian Adrienne Truscott is coming to the Mus...

Muslims prepare for fasting, charity and worship during Ramadan 2019

Muslims prepare for fasting, charity and worship during Ramadan 2019

April 27, 2019

From urban college campuses to suburban organizations and mosques,  Muslims throughout the area are preparing for a month of prayer, charity and most notably, fasting from dawn to dusk. Chicago are...

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein get ‘Booksmart’ in new indie film

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein get ‘Booksmart’ in new indie film

April 26, 2019

Amy and Molly have spent their high school careers studying nonstop to get into Ivy League schools. On the eve of graduation, they realize their peers got into the same schools even while having fu...

Podcast brings ‘riddikulus’ humor to Harry Potter world

Podcast brings ‘riddikulus’ humor to Harry Potter world

April 26, 2019

In “Potterless,” a podcast following 25-year-old Mike Schubert reading the “Harry Potter” series for the first time, Schubert is not shy about voicing his take on the Wizarding World—even w...

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 ...

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