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New York-based group Sunflower Bean, which will be headlining this year’s Manifest festival, got its start playing DIY shows and practicing in band member Jacob Faber’s basement; the trio has since released multiple tracks and will go on tour with The Pixies this summer. 

Sunflower Bean sprouts as Manifest headliner

May 1, 2017

Emerging from New York Sunflower Bean, which will be touring with The Pixies this summer, was announced April 27 as Manifest’s headliner.  The band, described as “fuzzy psych magic” on Apple Music, will be performing on the Manifest main stage May 12 located in the Sculptor’...

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

By Arabella Breck

February 27, 2017

On a recent trip to Iran to negotiate economic deals, 11 Swedish female politicians, including Trade Minister Ann Linde, wore hijabs.The Washington Post, U.N. Watch and the International Business Times w...

'Gloria' at The Goodman Theatre

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

Women’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

The Chicago Women's March was forced to cancel the march portion of the event due to the unexpected volume of people. At an estimated 150,000 people, Chicago's rally was one of the largest in the country compared to the Women's March on Washington held Jan. 21 to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump. 

Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

January 21, 2017

Signs read, “The future is still female,” “Women’s rights=human rights” and “Trans power” at the Women's March in Chicago.Despite the unseasonably warm weather, many were wearing “puss...

Emanuel’s sincere anti-violence plan needs more outreach

October 3, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fire for announcing a plan to hire almost 1,000 new police officers within the next two years as a way to curb the growing violence problem that threatens the entire city. In addition to the new officers, Emanuel’s plan, announced in a Sept. 22 speech, also includes de-escalation training for current and newly-hired officers to decrease police brutality and increase productivity, partnerships ...

Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

Chicago activist, writer and poet Kristiana Rae ColÓn is a supporter of black liberation against police brutality and translates her activism work to her writing and music. 

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 3, 2016

Florrisant and Canfield used to be just another a street intersection in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it is much more.In 2014, Michael Brown was killed by acquitted police officer Darren Wilson at the intersection. As...

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

September 6, 2016

Before his current job, Fox DeNova, a 24-year-old psychology and social work student at Loyola, worked security at a casino for two and a half years where he had to check individuals’ IDs to make sur...

Dogs and their owners can visit SIT Social, a dog lounge opening in Lakeview at 3920 N. Ashland Ave. on May 14. 

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

Chicago-based FEE LION flaunts girl power

FEE LION, also known as Justina Kairyte, is a multi-faceted singer-songwriter based in Chicago. She is currently working on a new album and a new single release.

By Gretchen Sterba ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

April 18, 2016

Touring usually requires a large bus and a place to stay each night, unless you’re FEE LION. The Lithuanian-born artist but long-time Chicago resident whose real name is Justina Kairyte, spent her las...

Fighting fetishism in the transgender community

By Opinions Editor

February 8, 2016

"When a man can be shamed merely for interacting with a trans woman—whether it be through a photograph, a sex tape or correspondence—what does this say about how society views trans women? More important, what does this do to trans women?” said Janet Mock, activist and icon in the transgender community,  in an essay she wrote on transgender fetishism on her Sept. 12, 2013 blog. From how the transgender experience is...

DOJ study reiterates need for law enforcement reform

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Since the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Michael Brown in 2014, excessive force, police brutality and race relations have evolved from a national conversation to a political platform issue. In the first Democratic debate on Oct. 13, Drake University law student Sterling Arthur Wilkins asked candidates, “Do ‘black lives matter’ or do ‘all lives matter?’” Regardless of how one views the Black Lives ...

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