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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...

Born and raised in Houston, Maxo Kream began his rap career in 2010.

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...

Odd Obsession, 1830 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is one of the last remaining video rental stores in Chicago.

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 stepped on-stage in his signature street-hipster style, wearing a flannel shirt and color-blocked denim pants.

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...

El Chapo holds back his jacket to reveal his Detroit pride while competing in the partial beard freestyle category.

Competitors itching to win the beard and moustache competition

November 11, 2019

Call it the face-off of the facial hair enthusiasts. Competitors and spectators from all over the country came to Tinley Park for the National Beard and Moustache Championship held at the 350 Brewing ...

The cast of “Jojo Rabbit,” a satirical film about a young boy in Nazi Germany who befriends a Jewish girl he finds living in his walls.

Critique: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ are Nazis really that entertaining?

November 10, 2019

While death may be a part of life, reminiscing on the horrors of the Holocaust does not have to happen time and time again. Director Taika Waititi, known for “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), released his l...

The Rohingya Cultural Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave., has been facing financial obstacles as the number of donations has decreased and a government grant they applied for last year was denied.

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

With his album “Fuzzybrain” out for over a year—produced under his professional name Dayglow—and with his first tour underway, Sloan Struble has found the change he needed through his music.

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

November 6, 2019

With a couple of keyboards from Goodwill, large monitor speakers, a few guitars and a microphone, Sloan Struble made his first album in his childhood bedroom in Aledo, Texas during his last year of high...

Toro y Moi sang and alternated playing the guitar onstage during his performance.

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

November 5, 2019

Bucket hats, beanies and a colorful performance by Chaz Bear, otherwise known professionally as Toro y Moi, came to Chicago Friday. The successful, sold-out show was held at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. R...

Released Oct. 25 under the name FreeJay,

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

Life led Aria to Lips

Life led Aria to Lips

November 2, 2019

Center stage is Miss Aria B. Cassadine, dressed in a spectacular, curve-hugging evening gown that sparkles brighter than the disco ball chandeliers lighting the stage. Cassadine, a former Miss Atlant...

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

November 2, 2019

Born and raised in Back of the Yards, Norman Teague uses his upbringing and childhood experiences as inspiration for much of his work. He used memories of local drug dealers as the driving factor for one...

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