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U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ an unwanted gift

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

Irish rockers U2 teamed up with Universal Music Group and Apple Inc. to announce the release of the band’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, on Sept. 9.The announcement came after Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iWatch at an Apple keynote event on the same day. The press release from Apple went on to explain that the company was “gifting” the album to iTunes users across the globe, which may ...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

The tapioca boba nicely compliments Bee & Tea’s delicious chicken teriyaki bao, making for a delightful snack.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

Richard Norton Gallery, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, is set todisplay artwork by New York modern artist Hananiah Harari at the 2014Art EXPO Chicago on Navy Pier.

EXPO Chicago brings international contemporary and modern art to Navy Pier

September 15, 2014

EXPO Chicago, a contemporary and modern art exhibition featuring worksfrom 140 galleries and artists from around the world, is hosting itsthird annual EXPO Art Week Sept. 18–21 at Navy Pier.Tony Karma...

Brewing creativity in Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

In an apartment gallery in Pilsen, owner Paul Hopkin, artist Benjamin Bellas, assistant director Jeffrey Grauel and friends Ann Chen and Brent Garbowski converged in October 2012 to work on a project Hopkin said would enhance the ambience in his contemporary art exhibition space, Slow Gallery.The project became what is now known as Small Ass Brewing, Slow Gallery’s own brewery that plans to prepare a custom batch of beer,...

Underground fruit gangstas: uncovering the hidden subculture of homo-hop music

By Emily Ornberg

September 10, 2012

The stereotypical hip-hop emcee often posseses a lengthy criminal background. Some were gangbangers while others sold drugs. Some were reputedly wife beaters, killers, robbers and thieves. But the last thing one would expect from such a ruthless genre is homosexuality.Hip-hop is among the last forms of artistic expression where homophobia is not only accepted, but brazenly encouraged. The phrase “no homo” is a common s...

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