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Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

October 28, 2019

It’s that glitzy time of year again when actors and directors are traveling the globe, doing junket after junket for their press tours to promote their latest films, all while trying to keep their na...

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

October 28, 2019

  Upon entering the actor area at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, you’ll come across a few oddities, some of which might include a vampire scrolling their Instagram feed, a phantom chowi...

Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

October 25, 2019

In a crowded Rogers Park bar on Wednesday evening, Vanna Mix-a-Lot—dressed in a sexy Captain Ahab costume, complete with a drawn-on beard and a hand-crafted harpoon—stood in front of a tipsy, excited...

Review: ‘Modern Love’ gives refreshing twist on relationships

Review: ‘Modern Love’ gives refreshing twist on relationships

October 24, 2019

In a time when friendships, relationships and dating can be extremely complex and confusing, the movies and television shows we watch should accurately convey this. “Modern Love,” a new Amazon Prime Vi...

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

October 24, 2019

In 1990, 15-year-old Chris Siuty was a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgin. After seeing the show, they were hooked. Now, as a 44-year-old applications engineer, Siuty spends one or two days a month as a s...

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

October 23, 2019

Clad in pink, sparkly shorts and a bright green jacket, Chicago hip-hop artist tobi lou came home to Chicago Sunday for the last stop of his "Happy + Extra Sad" tour in support of his album "Live o...

Arts in the Dark makes Halloween an artist’s holiday

Arts in the Dark makes Halloween an artist’s holiday

October 21, 2019

Spectators flocked to the South Loop Friday to experience the Arts in the Dark parade, an event celebrating Halloween as an artist’s holiday. Featuring performers from across Chicago, Arts in the Dark l...

The reality about reality television

The reality about reality television

October 18, 2019

Managing Editor Miranda Manier, Digital Content and Brand Manager Micha Thurston and Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle talk about everything reality TV— from issues with representation to having an et...

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

October 18, 2019

Ada Cheng helped audiences explore what masculinity is, and what it should be Thursday night with her storytelling series, "Am I Man Enough?,"at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Cheng, ...

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

October 17, 2019

A new mural of a young Moroccan man dressed in a mix of traditional Moroccan and contemporary Chicago street attire now decorates the side of Columbia’s dance building, linking two sister cities a...

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

October 16, 2019

Pop artist Charli XCX brought palpable energy to her sold-out show Saturday at the House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn St. The Atlantic Records artist is on tour in support of her third studio ...

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15, 2019

From Starbucks coffee pups, to medical "paws"pitals, to elaborate headless horsemen, hundreds of canines and their owners spared no expense in their quest for the most creative and elaborate costu...

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