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Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 24, 2018

This year’s Daphne series—a month-long collection of shows and talks dedicated to underrepresented artists in the electronic music scene—is a reminder to EDM fans of the need for cultural diversity in...

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

February 23, 2018

The Thirsty Crow Story In EnglishIt was a hot summer’s day. A thirsty crow flew into a village in search of water. The crow flew over the houses, fields, and trees. But he didn’t find any water. Afte...

No cold shoulder: Columbia can give support in extreme weather

By Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Chicago was swept under a blanket of snow Feb. 8 as Winter Storm Mateo blew through in the late hours, becoming the worst snowstorm this winter. By the evening hours of Feb. 9, 10 inches of snow had fallen in some areas. Before the snowfall began, city officials, the National Weather Service and local news outlets stressed the dangers that would come with the storm. During a Feb. 8 press conference, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warn...

Shame, stigma, size: Realities of fat sex need to change

Shame, stigma, size: Realities  of fat sex need to change

By Jay Berghuis

February 12, 2018

Fat people have always had and are continuing to have sex, despite a culture that attempts to enforce their invisibility, according to Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth” and f...

Chicago has appetite for food halls

Chicago has appetite for food halls

February 12, 2018

 People have gathered in markets for a communal experience with food for centuries, and the national trend of food halls is just another step in the evolution.Victor Alvarez, a founding partner of Alvarez...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Hump! Film Festival rides raw into Chicago’s Music Box

Hump! Film Festival rides raw into Chicago’s Music Box

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 10, 2018

Sex lovers can stand proud, for over that oddly asymmetrical horizon rides the 13th annual Hump! Film Festival.The festival will take place Feb. 16–17 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. South...

‘Here’s Meghan!’ New show at Second City Studio Theaters puts woman in Carson’s shoes

‘Here’s Meghan!’ New show at Second City Studio Theaters puts woman in Carson’s shoes

February 5, 2018

Meghan Babbe, host of “The Tonight Show” in 1972, interviews Rachel Moore, star of the action-packed spy series “Jill Bond.” She chats with Moore’s onscreen eye-patched sidekick Edna and discusses...

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 5, 2018

Video game enthusiasts rejoice: The new wave of interactive gaming is here, pulling players and their virtual reality headsets from cramped living rooms into a fully interactive arena.This one-of-a-kind un...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

February 4, 2018

Expect transformative glitz and glam when Femme FATales, an intersectional, body positive burlesque troupe, comes to Chicago Feb. 10. The troupe, made up of plus-sized performers, will bring its show to...

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