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Craftsmen of Sound

By Kevin Tiongson

March 13, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features, Galleries, Multimedia

There’s a fascination among guitarists, and musicians in general, with handmade equipment. The common, mass-produced products don’t have the same soul, character or quality, which is the reason boutique manufacturers and guitar makers called luthiers are able to thrive.Bruce Roper and Ian Schneller are two Chicago-based luthiers and music equipment makers. Roper repairs and builds guitars, performs as part of the folk trio “Sons Of The Never Wro...

The ethnic side of veganism: Chicago offers so many meatless choices, you’ll never get bored

The ethnic side of veganism: Chicago offers so many meatless choices, you’ll never get bored

March 3, 2017

It’s midday and stomachs are grumbling for lunch. For those who follow a vegan diet, finding food at restaurants can be difficult, but less so in Chicago. The city boasts more than 40 vegan restaurants ...

Roe v. Wade v. Trump

Roe v. Wade v. Trump

February 27, 2017

She burst into tears and listened to Beyoncé’s Lemonade to build up her spirits. She was being compared to serial killers like Charles Manson and Ted Bundy. But women’s activist Whitney Shields d...

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of  sexual identities today

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of sexual identities today

February 13, 2017

Megan Harvey was in college in the U.K. when she texted her father with the words, “I have something really important I need to say.”She was about to come out as bisexual. Her dad gave a vague reply, bu...

Maybe he’s born with it: ‘boy beauty’ cannot be concealed

Maybe he’s born with it: ‘boy beauty’ cannot be concealed

February 6, 2017

Though he knows it’s not entirely healthy, Brock Langel uses glitter hairspray on his face to add a bit of shimmer and contrast to the matte black lipstick he wears that almost matches his black hair.W...

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

Past is not present:  unconventional re–entry programs fight recidivism

Past is not present: unconventional re–entry programs fight recidivism

December 12, 2016

When Tana Edmonson was a student at Triton College in suburban River Grove working toward her GED, she applied for jobs to make ends meet. She received more than 10 job offers, but once her potential ...

‘You just want your children to be happy:’ How Gender Neutral Parenting is breaking stereotypes

‘You just want your children to be happy:’ How Gender Neutral Parenting is breaking stereotypes

December 5, 2016

Joanna Woods said she could see the moment her son realized something was wrong. Eight-year-old Tom was wearing a shiny, sparkly bracelet and kids at the local McDonald’s had started to stare. He wa...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

November 16, 2016

History was made Nov. 9 when, with 290 electoral votes, a president with no political or military service experience was elected to office. Without the political acumen that presidents usually enter into th...

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

November 7, 2016

By Maria Cardona | Photo EditorThe idea of death is frequently associated with the fear or sadness that comes with the loss of loved ones. However, in Mexican culture, it is celebrated through Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the D...

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

October 31, 2016

It is Wednesday night and the music of local Chicago musician Jamila Woods comes through the speakers at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square. The neighborhood dive is filled with friends talking, drinking and p...

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