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‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Olivia Cygan, who plays the lead Chris and Jordan Brodess who plays Hugo, play two teenage neighbors in “Feathers and Teeth.”

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

Members of the SaveColumbia coalition protest the finalization of the Strategic Plan outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 1. The group demanded a meeting with the college’s administration.

Students sit in, Kim slips out

May 4, 2015

Officers from the Chicago Police Department lined the lobby of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as the six remaining participants of the SaveColumbia coalition’s May 1 protest outside the president’s of...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Spike Lee announces feature film ‘Chiraq,’ Emanuel up in arms

By Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee announced this month that he would be shooting his next feature film “Chiraq” here in Chicago.The film, made for Amazon Studios, will emphasize the subject of “black-on-black violence” and how it affects communities on the South Side, according to an April 15 Chicago Tribune report. Lee plans to focus on the Englewood neighborhood, which is considered to be one of the city’s most...

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Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

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