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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...

Burton Hood El carefully lines up Travis Wilson.

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...

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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. ...

Courtesy/Matt Gross

‘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...

Courtesy Edward Mulvihill

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...

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)...

Pivot Point Academy does a guest's hair and makeup before the MasQUEERade begins.

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 Chicago, 1513 W. Foster Ave., has been a staple of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood for the last 10 years.

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 ...

“Ladies and Gentlemen, An Evening with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane” will finish its two-month-long tour at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., for two shows Nov. 23 and 24.

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...

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