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Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

December 23, 2019

"The Santaland Diaries" is everything people are thinking during the holidays but does not dare to say. Sardonic and humorous, “The Santaland Diaries”—based on David Sedaris' essay by the same name...

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

December 11, 2019

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical adaptation of the classic holi...

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

December 10, 2019

Chicago's indie music scene is nearly impossible to reference without the power duo Whitney coming to mind. Since 2015, Julien Ehrlich, drums and vocals, and Max Kakacek, guitar, have designed smooth,...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

The Chronicle’s Decade in Review

The Chronicle’s Decade in Review

December 6, 2019

Closing the door on the past decade, three Chronicle editors take a deep dive into the early 2010s to look into the moments that defined the decade.   MOVIES “Crazy Rich Asians” Although the Oscars...

Cultures, hair and life experiences intertwine in this Uptown salon

Cultures, hair and life experiences intertwine in this Uptown salon

December 6, 2019

Music, laughter, the buzz of razors and various languages fill the room as a parade of people walking in and out stop to hug, laugh and converse about family, work and life in general. Located in the...

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

December 5, 2019

This year, rather than skipping along to a caroling tune, some local musicians and fans may find the Christmas cheer in a hardcore holiday celebration that melds Christmas lights, punk-rock instrume...

Plant-based proteins are ‘here to stay’

Plant-based proteins are ‘here to stay’

By Miranda Manier, Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

When sophomore filmmaking major Haven Stohler became vegan five years ago, she had to learn how to cook her own meals. At the time, vegan and vegetarian options in grocery stores were sparse, and Sto...

Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

November 30, 2019

With a small portion of its menu offering non alcoholic mixed drinks, Young American Bar is an unconventional twist on the local watering hole hotspot for many in the Logan Square neighborhood. ...

‘Drag Race’ alumni put the ‘camp’ in Christmas

‘Drag Race’ alumni put the ‘camp’ in Christmas

November 26, 2019

This winter, drag queens BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are challenging the traditions surrounding Christmas— from religious celebrations to family gatherings—with an over-the-top holiday variety show...

Bangarra Dance Theatre brings 65,000 years of indigenous Australian peoples’ culture to Chicago

Bangarra Dance Theatre brings 65,000 years of indigenous Australian peoples’ culture to Chicago

November 26, 2019

Raised on Thursday Island of the Torres Strait, Elma Kris has been dancing with the Bangarra Dance Theatre for two decades and exemplifies the theatre’s mission of sharing 65,000 years of Australian i...

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