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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 ...

SWMRS splashes into Chicago

SWMRS splashes into Chicago

April 19, 2019

The SWMRS of punk rock bring the Californian experience to Chicago during North American Berkeley's on Fire tour. The five-member band––Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joey Armstrong, Seb Mueller and...

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

April 15, 2019

As head of admissions at Hillcrest Boarding School, Sherri Mason’s job is to bring more diversity to the predominantly white student population. Her son Charlie dreams of attending Yale, but when he learns his app...

Palestinian culture shared during annual film festival

Palestinian culture shared during annual film festival

April 12, 2019

  The 51-day war between Gaza and Israel in 2014 left some Palestinians homeless. This is explored in the documentary “Killing Gaza,” playing at this year’s Palestine Film Festival.   The...

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

April 12, 2019

Even in black and white, old Hollywood films showcased garments’ lush textures, detailed cuts and simple silhouettes—the hallmarks of  ‘30s and ‘40s fashion. The Chicago History Museum,...

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