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The release of Janet Blackwell's new EP,

‘Falling apart and falling into place,’ Janet Blackwell on releasing an EP during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Janet Blackwell was all set to release her EP, "Énouement," in January. But then a global pandemic happened. Blackwell ended up pushing back the EP's release to April. The EP title is translat...

Some South Loop residents have been putting up sticky note designs on their windows for community support and fun amid the stay-at-home mandate.

South Loop window art creates smiles that stick

May 5, 2020

Bored and stuck in his South Loop apartment, Chenyu Lin began creating designs with various colored sticky notes on his window in an attempt to communicate with his neighbors. Lin's first design was th...

Independent movie theatres bring the cinematic experience right to your couch

Independent movie theatres bring the cinematic experience right to your couch

May 3, 2020

From the silver screen to your laptop screen, cinemas around Chicago are turning to online streaming to entertain movie lovers staying at home while trying to stem coronavirus-induced revenue loss...

‘Animal Crossing’ is the new socialization

May 2, 2020

After a stressful move from the Dwight Lofts on-campus residence hall to her parents' house in Santa Cruz, California, freshman animation major Isabelle Woo has established a new routine through the vid...

Stay-at-home mandates can put stress on couples living together 24/7.

Rocky relationships and Erotic Isolation: the Chronicle’s guide to love during a pandemic

April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home mandates have left no love life untouched, from single people struggling to meet others from their living room to couples struggling to adjust their relationships within the new normal. With...

A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Skyrocketing sex drives and virtual check-ups: the Chronicle’s guide to sex during a pandemic

April 24, 2020

Whether you’re spending your shelter-in-place snuggled in bed on your lonesome with a shiny new vibrator you ordered online, sexting your long-distance significant other or sanitizing before jumping into ...

The anonymous creator of the account—who refers to themself as “the Peter Parker to Mayor Lightfoot’s Spider-Man”—initially created it to repost others’ memes about Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

The ‘meme generation’ creates humor to cope with coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot popping up at the “Bean” or of SpongeBob SquarePants burning one of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s emails may seem pointless or childish to some, but for others, ...

Jacob Elordi, Joey King and Joel Courtney attend a screening of 'The Kissing Booth' at NETFLIX on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

Review: The no-nos of Netflix: What not to watch during quarantine

April 11, 2020

So here you find yourself, at a point in self-isolation or quarantine where you’ve already run through first-string entertainment. You’ve watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” you’...

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King'

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series ‘Tiger King’

April 10, 2020

After not being able to understand any of the Twitter posts of a blonde-mulleted man named Joe Exotic, I turned on Netflix and sat down to watch the series he was a part of: "Tiger King: Murder, May...

Senior fashion design major Maria Varela is working with instructors in the Fashion Studies Department to create masks to send to health care workers at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

March 30, 2020

In the age of digitally produced music, some pop tracks on the radio can feel bland, formulaic or, worst of all, predictable. Indie-rock trio Vundabar’s latest album “Either Light”—released March 13...

The Chronicle's guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

March 28, 2020

With no definite end to social distancing or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide "stay-at-home" mandate in sight and Columbia classes suspended for another week, finding ways to entertain yoursel...

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