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Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

April 16, 2018

Derek Berry created a Facebook event page in February 2016 simply to pull together some ideas. He had only loosely discussed his latest idea—a pop-up diner and bar inspired by the hit TV show “S...

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

March 12, 2018

Jeri’s Grill, a 24-hour greasy spoon at the corner of Montrose and Western in North Center, looks like any other 24-hour restaurant. Aldi-brand bottles of ketchup and mustard sit on every table, a stack of...

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

February 19, 2018

Co Co Hong made her first film in seventh grade. She replicated a short film her teacher had made, inserting a bit of her own flair, and it sparked something in her. Since then, she has always known tha...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

November 20, 2017

After a lifetime of criticism and pressure, 18-year-old Sophie* is still trying to drown out the voices in her head telling her she may not be worthwhile. “What am I doing? How do people think of m...

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

November 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine arm wrestling tournaments with the brash, over-the-top showmanship of ‘80s-era professional wrestling? The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of th...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

A comedian, a politician, a millennial walk into a bar

A comedian, a politician, a millennial walk into a bar

October 16, 2017

 These shots at President Donald Trump from Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are a staple of late night talk shows. With jokes ranging from lighthearted ribbing to elbow-in-the-gut mocke...

America’s Next Top Role Model

America’s Next Top Role Model

October 2, 2017

Since kindergarten, Sid Marcos was left out. While her friends were on the playground, Marcos sat in her wheelchair, grounded to the cement because of a set of steps she could not hurdle. She asked her...

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

September 18, 2017

One would be hard-pressed to fit a bed, kitchen, bathroom and all their belongings into a Chicago parking space, but some renters could if they had to.In the world of micro-apartments, walls shift to re...

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

September 11, 2017

The first time Cyree Jarelle Johnson thought about hiding their* autism was in the sixth grade. They knew that if they did not learn to hide it, Johnson’s life would become drastically different. What l...

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