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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 ...

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

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...

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

September 21, 2015

The 33rd annual Reeling Film Festival opened on Sept. 17 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., focusing on LGBT filmmakers and films. The week-long festival, which debuted in April 1981, show...

Millennials must take pride in their present and future

By Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Some viewers of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards found it funny when Kanye West dubbed himself part of the millennial generation. At 38, he’s not technically part of the 18–34 crew, but his attitudes might be more in line with this generation than many in the appropriate age group. A Sept. 3 Pew Research Center report revealed just 40 percent of millennials identify with the generational label. But why did West, who act...

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