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Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.”Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at the qu...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

Rage rooms smash onto the scene

November 12, 2018

Destroying an old TV with a baseball bat is usually frowned upon, but in rage rooms, it is fair game and even celebrated. “A rage room is a place where you can go to break stuff, smash things...

film review: Whoville shines in modern twist on Dr. Seuss classic

film review: Whoville shines in modern twist on Dr. Seuss classic

November 11, 2018

In Ron Howard’s 2000 version of the Dr. Seuss classic, the Grinch is brought to life by Jim Carrey wearing green special effects makeup and a Santa suit.Carrey’s Grinch is sarcastic, mean and creepy. ...

Sean Anders brings instant humor to ‘Instant Family’

Sean Anders brings instant humor to ‘Instant Family’

November 10, 2018

A husband and wife make the big decision to foster a child. What they do not expect is to end up with three, especially when one is a sassy, strong-willed teenager.“Instant Family” is a comedy abo...

Riding shotgun with Abbi Jacobson

Riding shotgun with Abbi Jacobson

By Molly Walsh

November 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture, Opinion

Who hasn’t wanted to get in a car and drive off into the sunset? That is exactly what Abbi Jacobson, best known as co-creator and executive producer of the hit series “Broad City,” did. Overworked ...

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

Omigod, omigod you guys: ‘Legally Blonde’ is modern, fun, empowering

By Katherine Savage

October 29, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture

Delta Nu sorority president and fashion major Elle Woods will go lengths to get what she wants, even if it means a flashy musical number or an acceptance to Harvard Law School."Legally Blonde the musical" is about sorority girl Elle Woods and her path from UCLA to Harvard to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. Upon getting accepted to Harvard, Elle finds out Warner has already found a new girlfriend, Vivian. Elle goes through the challeng...

High school consent culture evolves in #MeToo era

High school consent culture evolves in #MeToo era

October 29, 2018

As victims come forward to talk about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment, educators and activists want to create a culture of mutual consent by educating  students.“With the Me Too mov...

The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

By Molly Walsh

October 29, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture

“On State Street, that great street, I just want to say, they do things that they don’t do on Broadway,” Frank Sinatra sang in his  song “Chicago.” Although New York City has The Great White Way, thespians...

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

October 22, 2018

Grab your flashlight and prepare to walk through history as the Garden of the Dead Walking Tour sheds light on a time when Lincoln Park was Chicago’s only graveyard.The tour is hosted by the Chicago Hist...

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