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What the Chronicle is reading

July 8, 2020

It's easy to assume people around us experience the world the same way we do, but that isn't the case. Reading and consuming work by Black creators detailing the Black experience is not only importa...

Barnes and Noble College now manages the on-campus bookstore located at 624 S. Michigan Ave.

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

The West Loop library branch, 122 N. Aberdeen St., opened on Jan. 17 and puts emphasis on serving all ages. 

New library branch opens in West Loop

February 5, 2019

Libraries can be silent and boring to some, but with advanced technology in addition to hard-copy books, the West Loop library is breaking tradition.On Jan. 17, the West Loop Chicago Public Library branc...

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

“Lemonade Summer,” by Gavi Mendez, is a comic book consisting of seven stories with characters representing  LGBTQ  people of color. 

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

March 26, 2018

Flipping through comic books as a child, Gabi Mendez, a first year graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, never found relatable characters. As a queer person of color, Men...

Kaki King performs her best, bathed in the glow of the performance. 

Kaki King steps outside the neck

March 12, 2018

Kaki King, a Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer, has released six albums over 10 years, each more virtuosic than the last.Kaki is currently touring with her innovative multimedia experience The Nec...

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening one part of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and hosting a Middle Earth-inspired dinner each night from March 20–22. 

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

March 5, 2018

Fans will soon be able to follow Frodo through the Shire and eat like hobbits during a three-day “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon in Pilsen.Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening on...

Reading Series

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

September 25, 2017

Josh Corson, senior English and creative writing major, said he used to feel pressure to produce the next great piece of literature, but he has learned that writing is more about expression fro...

Mary Filice (right), new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and Duncan MacKenzie (left), new chair of the Art and Art History Department were appointed May 9 and have since been working to further improve programs in their departments. 

New chairs prepare to lead departments

July 11, 2017

Duncan MacKenzie, new chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Mary Filice, new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, were appointed to their new leadership positions May 9, are spending the summer working on new initiatives within their departments. Onye ...

Local publishing company shows diversity through children’s books

Chicago’s Tiger Stripe Publishing, which aims to create diverse children’s books, is currently developing seven projects, its largest production since it opened. 

By Kendrah Villiesse

April 17, 2017

Searching nearby libraries and bookstores, Joy Triche was on a mission to find books that depicted protagonists with whom her three children could identify.Disappointed in her findings, Triche found onl...

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

January 30, 2017

"A physical wall between two seemingly different groups of people that in theory would have brought peace, but instead exacerbated conflict."This is more than a description of President Donald Trump's...

Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, is one of the last independent feminist bookstores in the country. 

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

September 12, 2016

Local independent bookstores are expressing frustration with online shipping giant Amazon’s plans for a brick-and-mortar bookstore set to open in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2017.The owners of...

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