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Kokopelli is Wicker Park’s latest Mexican restaurant at 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering a wide variety of menu items featuring modern takes on classic Mexican cuisine.

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

E.D. visits relating to synthetic cannabinoids skyrocket

E.D. Visits

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Despite the major differences between synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana, people are increasingly turning to the synthetic drug in search of a legal high, but the consequences could be dangerous.The to...

Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick are two of the actors in the star-studded cast of Walt Disney Studios’ newest film, “Into the Woods,” which will debut this Christmas.

Pine, Kendrick sing their way to big screen in ‘Into The Woods’

December 1, 2014

After directing movie recreations of classic musicals “Annie” and “Chicago,” Rob Marshall is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into The Woods” to the big screen Dec. 25 through...

Grizfolk made a lasting impression on music fans after touring with Bastille and the release of its From The Spark EP, which came out March 2014 through Virgin Records.

Grizfolk discusses recording process, touring with Bastille

December 1, 2014

Grizfolk, a five-piece alternative band, was founded by Swedish producers—keyboardist Sebastian Fritze and guitarist Fredrik Eriksson—and Florida-native songwriter and lead vocalist Adam Roth. Afte...

Chris Gethard’s DIY philosophy

Chris Gethard is the host of the do-it-yourself style weekly comedy program “The Chris Gethard Show” on MNN and

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

December 1, 2014

Failure is nothing new to comedian Chris Gethard.Gethard’s self-titled weekly variety show has had its fair share of ups and downs in its six-year run. From having P. Diddy appear on the show to gett...

Backward motion spins compass on brain’s maps

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor.

November 24, 2014

Detailed maps of the physical world are formed in different regionsof the brain as the central nervous system receives information from the five senses. The sense of sight helps humans develop topographic brain maps that give an accurate representation of where they are in space.Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, investigated whether movements animals make repeatedly in their environments c...

Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted St., is home to Chicago’s branch of the popular Blue Man Group production.

Local female performing artist auditions for Blue Man Group

November 24, 2014

Erica Gressman, a local performance artist, was the only female among 70-plus men at the open casting call for Chicago’s branch of the Blue Man Group on Nov. 11 at Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted S...

Heritage Bicycles General Store will open its new branch, Heritage Outpost, 1325 W. Wilson Ave., under the new FLATS high-rise in Uptown later in November.

Local bike shop, cafe hybrid expands to Uptown

November 17, 2014

Melissa and Michael Salvatore, co-owners of Heritage Bicycles General Store in Lakeview, are set to open Heritage Outpost, a new branch of their original bicycle and coffee shop, in Uptown by the end ...

Shields flies onto silver screen in 'Mockingjay — Part 1'

Shields flies onto silver screen in ‘Mockingjay — Part 1’

November 17, 2014

At the age of 10, actress Willow Shields was cast in her first major film role as Primrose “Prim” Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” films. Four years later, she is still playing Prim and is gearing up...

“The Distant Architect” is a noir science-fiction film written and directed by Clara Alcott. The short film tells the story of a Chicago architect who starts to question how she views herself and what she knows about her body. 

Columbia alumna ‘Architect’ of new science-fiction noir film

November 10, 2014

Clara Alcott, a 2001 film + video alumna, first started working on the screenplay for “The Distant Architect” 10 years ago. Originally set to be a full-length movie, it was trimmed to fit a smaller bu...

Rauner Clinches Illinois Gubernatorial Victory | The Columbia Chronicle

November 5, 2014

The Chronicle had the opportunity to watch this years gubernatorial race in the Hilton Chicago at Republican nominee Bruce Rauner’s election watch party.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more multimedia content, visit us on Facebook: us on Twitter: get all the latest news, sports, arts & culture, campus events and more at http://www.columbiachronicle.

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