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Bartender Jason Earl Folks behind the bar at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

Q&A: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ pokes fun, brings sitcom to life

Aaron C. Rutherford plays Chandler Bing in

By Eden Bunna

February 13, 2019

The bustle of New York’s favorite coffee shop, Central Perk, is coming to Chicago Feb. 12 – March 3 as “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.”The show will run at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Pl...

Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City educates viewers that beer is not just a beverage at the new exhibit hosted by the Field Museum.

Field Museum crafts new exhibit

December 13, 2018

Raw barley, wheat and oats are malted, ground and mixed with hot water. The water is boiled, and flavoring is added. This is when everything starts spinning, becoming a whirlpool, before being cooled to r...

Dancer Artis Olds will perform in the touring STOMP stepping group at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Dec. 5 through Dec. 30.

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

Letter to the Editor

By CJ Jenkins

November 20, 2017

In reference to the Sept. 8 editorial, what I find especially interesting is that Republicans are not declaiming that Gov. Palin lacks experience the way they did to Sen. Barack Obama. I believe that a senator has more experience and ability to govern the country than someone who has only been a governor for less than two years. I don't hear Republicans denouncing Palin because she has not gone to Iraq, as Sen. John McCain did to Obama. She has no knowledge of international affairs, and I doubt that she has the financial knowledge to lead the country out of our complicated fiscal problems.What makes Palin truly dangerous is that should the 72-year-old McCain die in office, the 44-year-old, inexperienced, far right-wing Palin would assume the presidency. She would not only finish out his term, but as an incumbent, she has a statistically good chance of winning the next election. She would also have the opportunity to run for a second term. Do we really want Palin to govern our country for possibly more than eight years? Let's think about that.I could be wrong, but I thought that the problem was not that we needed to drill for more oil, but that the oil companies needed to invest in refineries. Instead they took their profits and tax breaks and ran. President George W. Bush was an oil man. McCain voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time. Shouldn't we be a little more suspect of this? Especially since scientists have repeatedly told us that drilling in Alaska is fruitless? How about demanding that American car makers switch to hybrid, fuel cell and electronic cars by, say, 2015? It could be considered a patriotic duty, like putting women to work in factories to support the war effort during WWII. We are at war with the effects of global warming.Lastly, there are other scandals associated with Palin...something about her firing someone for personal reasons? Let's not sweep these allegations under the rug. Have we already forgotten the judges who were dismissed under the Bush administration for ideological reasons? Have we already forgotten the scientists who were hushed when they reported the facts about global warming? Though Palin's nomination may be a political ploy, I would argue that the Republicans made a very calculated and a very dangerous move.Leslie ToolesJunior, Journalism Department

Young Rising Sons lead singer, Andy Tongren (right), said guitarist Dylan Scott (left) came up with the name for the band when he was at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Young Rising Sons on ‘Let the Kids Riot’

October 26, 2015

New Jersey rock quartet Young Rising Sons has released three EPs since signing with Interscope Records and Dirty Canvas in 2013. Andy Tongren fronts the band on lead vocals and guitar and is joined by Dylan...

The topics discussed always pertain to evolution, but only in a broad sense, according to Peter Makovicky, associate curator at the Field Museum.

‘Evolution at Revolution’ serves up science on draft

October 5, 2015

“Evolution at Revolution” is a series of scientific discussions scheduled for Oct. 7, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. The events feature drinks, food and scientific lec...

Dan Rook

Notable Native Dan Rook

April 21, 2015

SOUTH WATER KITCHEN’S Dan Rook was named RedEye Chicago’s best bartender of 2015 in February. He recently worked with Ale Syndicate Brewers, a local Chicago brewery, to create his own custom brew, which he ...

2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards | The Columbia Chronicle

March 16, 2015

The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards have celebrated outstanding journalists in Chicago for the past two decades.This year’s award ceremony took place on March 12 at Film Row Cinema in Columbia’s 1104 S. Wabash...

Metra plans to launch an app early this summer to make ticket payment easier, by allowing riders to purchase tickets on smartphones and other devices, as well as add transit value to Ventra accounts, according to a Jan. 23 Metra press release. Metra is test-running the app before its release to catch any technical glitches.

Metra goes mobile with app payment method

March 2, 2015

Metra is scheduled to release a mobile ticket-purchasing system early this summer, allowing riders to pay from their smartphones and other mobile devices. To promote the upcoming app, Metra is increa...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

Local Brewery Stirs Up Big Beer

February 2, 2015

Goose Island Brew Pub, located at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., has been brewing craft beer since 1988.The brewery hosts "Beer Academy" on the last Wednesday of every month, to showcase their wide range of beers...

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