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No resource is untouched by economic inequality

By Editorial Board

November 6, 2017

Economic and racial inequality in Chicago damage all aspects of life for those it touches, an investigation released Oct. 25 reveals.The Chicago Tribune published its investigation of water rates, showing that predominantly black and low-income communities pay more than wealthier, whiter communities for Lake Michigan water. Poor infrastructure and lack of accountability from public officials contribute to these disparities,...

‘Call Me by Your Name’ is an ode to first love, new beginnings

‘Call Me by Your Name’ is an ode to first love, new beginnings

October 30, 2017

From the moment “Call Me by Your Name” begins, everything on screen is significant: the sheen of sweat, the glare of the sun, the sway of the apricot trees. Even the Northern Italian setting become...

Haunted rumors don’t spook business from Congress Hotel

Haunted rumors don’t spook business from Congress Hotel

By Savannah Eadens

October 23, 2017

Just about every self-respecting hotel ends up with a ghost story sooner or later, said Adam Selzer, a Chicago historian, author and leader of “Mysterious Chicago” tours throughout the city. The Cong...

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

October 16, 2017

Known for his early 2000s hits “Party Hard,” “She is Beautiful” and “We Want Fun,” prolific party animal Andrew W.K., whose full name is Andrew Wikles-Krier, quickly branched out from his unique ...

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

October 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Southeastern Texas Aug. 25, ravaging the state with record-breaking flood levels and displacing tens of thousands of residents. Then, Hurricane Irma crashed into the Caribbean before st...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

May 9, 2016

America is obsessed with butts. From Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian to Chris Evans and Channing Tatum, the best celebrity glutes are always a subject of debate, and art is not immune to booty fever.Chi...

Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Citizens unite for  annual Chicago  Humanities Festival

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

Gaga ditches the gimmicks on ‘Cheek to Cheek’

By Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 23, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett released Cheek to Cheek, an 11-track jazz standards album that offers a glimpse at Gaga minus the gimmicks. Gaga and Bennett’s relationship extends back to 2011, when Bennett asked Gaga to sing a duet with him on a rendition of “The Lady is a Tramp,” for his album Duets II. He had heard the pop star perform Nat King Cole’s “Orange Colored Sky” and was impressed, accordi...

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