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New film festival highlights South Side creativity

New film festival highlights South Side creativity

By Miranda Manier

October 2, 2017

The South Side’s unsavory depictions in media headlines are a distraction from the area’s brighter, softer, more creative side, said Michelle Kennedy, producer of the inaugural South Side Film Festival, ...

Local play ‘breaks down’ gender inequity

Local play ‘breaks down’ gender inequity

February 20, 2017

Despite Some progress in the arts, the predominance of mostly-male casts suggests Chicago theater is still filled with gender bias, according to a 2015–2016 study from DePaul University.The study of ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

Notable Native: Brian Posen

By Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

Brian Posen said he has redefined himself every 10 years—first as a performer, later as a director and now as a teacher who only buys local art that costs $20 or less. Posen, an actor and director in Chicago for more than 20 years and an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department at Columbia, currently serves as the head of Beginning Improvisation at The Second City as well as the artistic director at Stage 773, a venue i...

Return of the Champions

Return of the Champions

September 8, 2014

Residents of a Chicago community often plagued by violence have found pride in its Little League team, Jackie Robinson West. Based on the South Side, the team recently gained fame when it won the U.S...

Asian carp threat inspires federal report

By Metro Editor

February 10, 2014

The asian carp, Lake Michigan’s least welcome visitor, could soon face an upstream battle as the federal government and environmentalists explore solutions to decrease their destructive presence in the Great Lakes, where they jeopardize the water system and other species.With authorization from Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study on Jan. 6, outlining e...

Jewels gather support from students

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 27, 2012

“You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe,” sings a 13-year-old girl walking down a hallway of Basil Elementary School, paying tribute to her idol, Nicki Minaj. She dances, skips and sings to the beat, while her older mentors look in horror, wondering if she knows what she is singing about.Six young women have created a Columbia chapter of Jewels Inc., an organization with a mission to reverse the sometimes negative connota...

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