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Modern art deserves modern critics

By Opinions Editor

March 16, 2015

In Steppenwolf Theatre’s recent production of “This is Modern Art”—a musing on the role of graffiti and the voice it can give to the voiceless—the character Seven, a young Chicagoan graffiti artist, says of his craft: “This is a chance to show people that there are real artists in this city. Right now. Living and grinding every day to make their art. They can’t wait until we’re dead and gone to give us our...

Muggles Association president Megan Ammer cosplays as Louise from Bob’s Burgers at the 2014 CG2 Convention where all types of student-produced fan art is displayed and for sale at the event. The 2015 CG2 Convention will be held April 17 and 18 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Fandom fanatics to host CG2 convention

February 23, 2015

Witches, wizards and other magical beings from the college’s Muggles Association, Whovian Society and Japanese Anime Club student organizations will gather April 17 and 18 for their second annual Colu...

‘Veronica Mars’ mystery worth investigating

Veronica Mars

By Stephen Hall Film Critic

March 17, 2014

In the early 2000s, “Veronica Mars” delighted audiences with three seasons of the heroic tales of its teenage title character, who solved mysteries while dealing with the pressures of high school. ...

Cusack goes mad for Poe

By Sophia Coleman

April 23, 2012

The work of Edgar Allan Poe is dark, otherworldly and filled with death. To tap into his mind is to experience the chaos of one of the world’s most famous and self-destructive poets.In taking on the on the role of Poe, one must give in to his demons. None other than John Cusack, Evanston native and A-list actor known for his underdog and rebel roles, accepted the challenge and has created a multi-faceted depiction of Po...

‘Capote’ director returns with follow-up

By Drew Hunt

September 19, 2011

Numbers don’t lie—or so goes the premise of the new film “Moneyball,” the story of Oakland A’s head-honcho Billy Beane who, in 2002, hatched a harebrained plan to reinvent the game of baseball by rejecting tradition and embracing the rationality of mathematics.Played by Brad Pitt, Beane is an ex-player turned general manager who runs his team like he’s still in the league. With a swagger in his step and an eve...

Fresh Moves

By Estefania Martinez

September 12, 2011

Fresh Moves is an organization that sells fresh produce to residents of the Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods that do not have the ability to reach fresh produce. These neighborhoods, known as food deserts, do not have big chain grocery stores or stores with fresh produce. Fresh Moves developed by community leaders are trying to get these residents to eat better in the hope that they can live better and develop better eating h...

The convention Chicago needs

By Luke Wilusz

April 26, 2010

The show floor teemed with costumed heroes and villains alike. A spandex-clad Green Lantern posed for a photo with his yellow-costumed arch-nemeses in the Sinestro Corps. Laughing Jedi in flowing brown robes strolled past Darth Vaders of various shapes and sizes on their quest for autographs, as comic fans arrived by the thousands to meet their favorite artists and writers at the inaugural Chicago Comic and Entertainment ...

Comic revels in weirdness

By David Orlikoff

April 12, 2010

The Internet is often synonymous with global anonymity. But one webcomic author lives right in our backyard. “Pictures for Sad Children” is self-described as “a bad feeling you get when you are feeling good, or a good feeling you get when you are feeling bad.” The art is minimalist—the highest quality of stick figures—similar to animations by Don Hertzfeldt. The real point is the writing, not that it’s wordy. Au...

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