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Chicago’s multicultural markets offer a feeling of home for international students

Chicago’s multicultural markets offer a feeling of home for international students

September 30, 2019

College students may experience the occasional spout of homesickness and food can often be one form of comfort. As a multicultural city, Chicago is home to various markets, restaurants and neighborhoods...

REVIEW: A honkin’ good time with ‘Untitled Goose Game’

REVIEW: A honkin’ good time with ‘Untitled Goose Game’

September 30, 2019

Geese are notorious for being obstacles to Midwesterners, both by randomly attacking them and controlling portions of parks and walkways with their sheer numbers. In Chicago, Canada Geese produce nea...

‘The P*ssy Paragraphs’: A new and freeing, trans-affirmative  comedy show

‘The P*ssy Paragraphs’: A new and freeing, trans-affirmative comedy show

September 29, 2019

Inspired by “The Vagina Monologues,” a new comedy show, “The P*ssy Paragraphs,” introduces stories on body, gender and sexuality through a transgender-affirmative and intersectional female lens. ...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

September 27, 2019

At Smashed Plastic Record Pressing, on the corner of Diversey and Tripp avenues, one steamless machine is the source of all the vinyl-making magic, which runs completely on a closed hot water system, the...

REVIEW: ‘That’s pretty much it’: YouTube comedy duo brings tour to Chicago

REVIEW: ‘That’s pretty much it’: YouTube comedy duo brings tour to Chicago

September 26, 2019

The auditorium was filled with sounds of excitement from fans as the lights dimmed, and they knew they soon would be seeing a glimpse of who killed Bryce Walker in season three of "13 Reasons Why."...

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

Alumni awaken audiences with immersive theatre productions

Alumni awaken audiences with immersive theatre productions

September 20, 2019

Met with karaoke sign-up sheets, Hawaiian snacks, live ukulele music, a stage tour and characters smoking real joints on-set, audiences quickly realize “Pakalolo Sweet” is not going to be like other plays. In immersive theatre performances—such as "Southe...

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

September 20, 2019

Editor's Note: In addition to her nomination for the show "Caroline, or Change," Breanne Jacobs works as a media sales rep for the Chronicle. AnJi White was not aware of the Black Theatre Alliance A...

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

September 20, 2019

After a pre-show game of Tetris backstage, Can’t Swim woke up its crowd with an early, but energetic, performance to kick off the first day of Riot Fest. “Thanks for waking up and being here,” Ch...

Pinegrove sells out Thalia Hall second night on tour in Chicago

Pinegrove sells out Thalia Hall second night on tour in Chicago

September 19, 2019

For its second night in Chicago during its North American tour, New Jersey indie-rock collective Pinegrove sold out Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Sept. 11, along with the support of openers Stephen...

Hoda Katebi talks Iranian fashion, politics and imperialism with Columbia students

Hoda Katebi talks Iranian fashion, politics and imperialism with Columbia students

September 19, 2019

A Chicago-based author, activist and fashion blogger, whose profile was raised by a notorious WGN-TV interview, delivered a blunt message to Columbia students on Iranian fashion, racism and voiceles...

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