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In the Booth: with alt-rock Columbia band SŌK

February 24, 2020

With its expansion of multimedia and Chicago-based music coverage, the Chronicle kicks-off its latest video series "In The Booth" with seasoned music reporters Managing Editor Kendall Polidori and Ph...

Former Columbia student is part of growing Latin trap music movement

Former Columbia student is part of growing Latin trap music movement

February 21, 2020

Instantly, from the sound of his roaring vocals over a blaring trap beat, Chicago hip-hop artist Israel Unzueta stands apart from other rappers. Aside from his boisterous vocal performances, Unzueta...

Tori Lee is the exhibit developer who brought

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

February 19, 2020

Walking through the Field Museum, visitors can catch sight of a bird wading through the stalks of a marsh, a snapping turtle ready to take its first breath of air and a monkey ready to jump to the ne...

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Lucy Hale and Jeff Wadlow on keeping horror fresh in ‘Fantasy Island’

February 18, 2020

Reuniting for a second time after 2018’s thriller "Truth or Dare," writer and director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale come together for their latest supernatural mystery, "Fantasy Island." Inspired ...

New tabletop game reimagines infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes

New tabletop game reimagines infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes

February 18, 2020

Set to the background of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, a smarmy politician, a widow and four other colorful characters are looking for the same thing—to “collect on overdue promises.” Afte...

Kitty Green's latest film,

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

February 17, 2020

"The Assistant," a new drama from writer and director Kitty Green, functions as a social commentary on toxic work environments and the #MeToo movement. The film follows Jane, played by Julia Garner, thro...

Artistic Director Blanca Acevedo walks junior dancers, dressed in blue and red practice skirts, through a choreography step for a dance originating in the Jalisco region of Mexico.

Junior ensemble helps young dancers tap into their Mexican heritage

February 14, 2020

On any given weeknight, a small dance studio on the edge of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is filled with the chorus of tapping Folklorico shoes and the sounds of shouted eight-counts. Located at 5824 W...

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

By Mari Devereaux, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

Due to a lack of sex education regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships, those in the community can have trouble navigating sexual encounters. Christopher Belous, associate pro...

Kate Smith spent 3 1/2 years creating her production, “One Woman Hamlet.”

Review: ‘One Woman Hamlet’: ‘To be, or not to be’ aware of mental health issues

February 12, 2020

At any other event where the walls were decorated with taxidermied fish and a disco ball dangled from the rafters, patrons may be distracted from the main event. But at Kate Smith’s “One Woman Ham...

Ra Gordon is developing his craft at Peter Cottontale's studio in Logan Square.

This 17-year-old producer is cooking hits for big Chicago names

February 11, 2020

Ra Gordon, a 17-year-old producer, made a name for himself by posting leaked music on Instagram and YouTube from Playboi Carti and Pierre Bourne, bringing in more than a million views. But when peopl...

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

February 10, 2020

While DC Comics movies have struggled in the past, they have found their footing in "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn," a seemingly hopeful leap forward into a prom...

The hunt for the unicorn: a search for satisfaction

The hunt for the unicorn: a search for satisfaction

By Jacqueline Luttrell, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Nick Cooper, a freshman acting major, said his girlfriend wanted to go unicorn hunting to set up a threesome, which led to their dive into the internet world of hookups in search of someone who was the right...

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