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Mel Leverich, a museum archivist, reads through a BDSM mail order catalog in the archives.

Museum works to smash stigma against BDSM, kink culture

February 13, 2020

Tucked between a gas station and an international grocery store south of Rogers Park lies a building housing whips, dildos, erotic artwork and ropes meant for bondage. The Leather Archives and Muse...

Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

February 12, 2020

  Eva Eig fell in love with Blue the moment they met. “I was just in love with him, and I have been in love with him ever since,” said Eig, a senior radio major. Blue is Eig's emotio...

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

February 11, 2020

For most people, running through the cold in their underwear seems like a good idea only after a long night of questionable decisions. But for more than 300 people, it is the best way to donate money. ...

The Big 'O'

The Big ‘O’

February 10, 2020

La petite mort. Ezra shodan. Konchayu. Orgasm. The sought-after peak of sexual activity. Or, as defined by Merriam-Webster, “the rapid pleasurable release of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexua...

Owen Clarke, friendship bracelet.

The tokens they carry

February 8, 2020

We all have items close to our hearts, whether they are old stuffed animals we’ve had since we were children, necklaces given to us by significant others or old mixtapes from long-lost loves. Here a...

Chronicle Headlines: CFAC's Steering Committee looks ahead

Chronicle Headlines: CFAC’s Steering Committee looks ahead

February 5, 2020

In December, more than half of part-time faculty union members who voted reelected the incumbent slate after a contentious election. The re-elected slate, Standing United, includes: President Dian...

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

February 5, 2020

Practicum courses are considered capstones—an experience-based project taken before graduation—in the Cinema and Television Arts Department. In the practicum, students from various disciplines, in...

One day before the Iowa Caucus is set to take place, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. At 38 years old, Buttigieg is the youngest candidate running.

After caucus catastrophe, Buttigieg wins most Iowa delegates

February 4, 2020

  Updated 02/10/20 at 9:27 a.m.: On Sunday night, the Democratic National Committee announced South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg won the most delegates in the contentious Iowa caucuses. ...

Mark Szafaran holds Woodstock Willie, who has played a part in the town's Groundhog Day celebration since the former mayor, Bill Anderson, requested a groundhog be present in 1997, the same year the groundhog costume was introduced.

‘That’s right, woodchuck chuckers—it’s Groundhog Day’

February 3, 2020

WOODSTOCK, ILL.—The "Pennsylvania Polka" blasted throughout Woodstock Square, a similar sight to fans of the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, which was filmed ...

One day before the Iowa Caucus is set to take place, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. At 38 years old, Buttigieg is the youngest candidate running.

Democrats deliver last pitch to Iowans before first-in-nation caucus

February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA—One day before the Iowa caucuses, the first time nationwide that Democrats will publicly express their choice for the candidate to challenge President Donald Trump, many Iowans remain...

Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) speaks with supporters after the candidate forum for Illinois's 1st Congressional District, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 23.

Candidates tackle health care, the environment and the economy in 1st Congressional District

January 30, 2020

Constituents, including local residents, educators and students, filled seats and crowed around pillars to hear candidates running for Illinois' 1st Congressional District seat share their stances on the ...

Members of the Zhejiang Shaoju Opera Theatre troupe wait to perform the

Lunar New Year kicks-off at the Chicago Cultural Center

January 29, 2020

Performers adorned in brightly-colored costumes, ornate headwear and detailed makeup marked the beginning of Chicago’s Lunar New Year festivities at the Chicago Cultural Center. The kick-off event...

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