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Guest Column: Lights, camera, Oscar 2020 Best Actor predictions

Guest Column: Lights, camera, Oscar 2020 Best Actor predictions

November 23, 2019

It has been an exceptional year for film, and the race for the Best Actor award feels more competitive than ever. With the Academy Awards just three months away, here is a look at five front-runners: 1)...

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

November 19, 2019

Located between a coffee shop and an art gallery in the Andersonville neighborhood sits one of Chicago’s oddest gems: Woolly Mammoth Chicago. The shop is co-owned by a husband and wife team who also ...

Jason Mraz wraps-up intimate tour in Chicago

Jason Mraz wraps-up intimate tour in Chicago

November 19, 2019

After playing more than 15 intimate shows across the U.S., Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and pop-rock band Raining Jane are wrapping up their tour in Chicago. “Ladies and Gentlemen, An ...

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

November 19, 2019

Editor's Note: This piece is the first in a new guest column series titled "On Your Professor's Mind" where Columbia College Chicago professors write about any topic on their mind. If you would lik...

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

November 18, 2019

A rendition of the classic Mary Wells song "My Guy" is revisioned more than 50 years after its original release through a powerful queer narrative, and it was all made possible through the "Falcon...

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

November 17, 2019

Market vendors selling various goods are surrounded by several indoor stages showcasing local bands from jazz to soul to rock, as part of Navy Pier’s third annual Sequence Ch!cago event happening now....

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

November 15, 2019

During his sophomore year of high school, Martin Brablec had the idea for a comedy musical he said would “push a lot of lines.” Now, in his senior year of college, alongside senior cinema art and science ...

1,440 minutes later, students compete to create short comedy films

November 14, 2019

The 1440 Film Challenge, hosted by the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, tasked teams of Columbia filmmakers to create a short film in 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes. This challenge pushed the teams to work quickly...

A conversation with Maxo Kream: a new album, his dad and believing in yourself

A conversation with Maxo Kream: a new album, his dad and believing in yourself

November 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to Kream’s relationship with musician Travis Scott. The Chronicle warns of its use and apologizes for any discomfort the prin...

End of the line? Video rental store ‘in peril’

End of the line? Video rental store ‘in peril’

November 12, 2019

Over the faint sound of the 1950 film noir drama “No Man of Her Own” playing on a television in the corner, Dylan Kiewel sits at the cash register of a video rental store waiting to ring up customers...

Danny Brown ‘knows what you’re sayin’ in sold-out Metro performance

Danny Brown ‘knows what you’re sayin’ in sold-out Metro performance

November 12, 2019

Danny Brown, a Detroit-based rapper, brought his distinct sound to Chicago for a sold-out show Thursday, Nov. 7  at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. The stop was part of the tour for his fifth album “uk...

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