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The Chicago Women's March was forced to cancel the march portion of the event due to the unexpected volume of people. At an estimated 150,000 people, Chicago's rally was one of the largest in the country compared to the Women's March on Washington held Jan. 21 to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump. 

Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

January 21, 2017

Signs read, “The future is still female,” “Women’s rights=human rights” and “Trans power” at the Women's March in Chicago.Despite the unseasonably warm weather, many were wearing “puss...

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, the Economist created its 30th edition of "The World in 2016," a publication full of expert predictions on what the year would hold. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, "The World in 201...

The ‘Children Connecting to the City: A Study of People, Places and Relationships’ exhibit, showcased at the Union Church of Hinsdale with help from Columbia’s Education Department, uses work made by preschool students throughout Chicago

Innovative teaching methods used in gallery creation

December 12, 2016

A gallery featuring work by preschool students throughout the city, organized with help from Columbia’s Education Department, will be featured in the Union Church of Hinsdale until late January. “Children Connecting to the City: A Study of People, Places and Relationships” ...

Center for Black Music Research to  receive new hip-hop collection

Center for Black Music Research to receive new hip-hop collection

December 12, 2016

The Center for Black Music Research will be receiving a large archive of materials from Chicago’s past and present hip-hop scene, which is being collected for a documentary film currently in production. The Two Seven Eight Media Company has been working on  “Midway: The Stor...

Rachel Myers, who owns StudioUs, which will offer art classes for ages 4 and up at 4806 N. Clark St., said she wants to bring art instruction back to basics.

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

Local electronic rock band The War on Peace is recording a new EP to be released early next year.

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Margaret Bryne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, shares the seven-year story of African-American men growing up in the rural south in documentary, “Raising Bertie.”

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

Black Girls Break Bread, a group created to empower black women, hosted a Dec. 1 event at which Columbia students and staff shared their experiences as black women at the college. 

New organization creates community for black women

December 5, 2016

Young black women came together and spoke openly about their experiences at Columbia Dec. 1 through the Black Girls Break Bread, a city-wide organization created with help from a Columbia alumna and staff member. Black Girls Break Bread was launched in October by sisters Jazzy Da...

The Annoyance’s show “It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!” plays with the theme of holiday family snipefests in violent fashion. 

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Michael Sullivan, the cinematographer and one-half of On The Real Film.

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Children are not to blame in child marriages

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 5, 2016

Bangladesh is in the process of passing the “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act – 2016” as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise to end child marriage by 2041, according to a Dec. 2 Financial ...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will perform solo at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Dec. 6.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

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