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Comic book fans were treated to Emily Decker's lecture about the history of female representation in American comic books March 5 at The Field Museum. 

Second-wave feminist movement presented in comics

March 12, 2018

The comic book industry has made some significant progress with better female representation of characters and creators, but there is still room for improvement, said Emily Decker, executive assistant to the vi...

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane,  it’s ingrained gender roles

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ingrained gender roles

September 12, 2016

She is an Amazonian demigoddess with abilities to rival Superman’s, but Wonder Woman has always been a second-class citizen in the superhero world. Even when she made her comic book debut in the 1940s, she...

Holy homoerotic comics, Batman!

Dale Lazarov said he started writing comics 10 years ago and has written seven published hardcovers for Sticky Graphic Novels including “Fast Friends,” “Greek Love” and “Peacock Punks.”

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

November 9, 2015

Everyone’s sexual awakening has a different origin story, and comic book superheroes are a part of many of them.Dale Lazarov, a writer for Sticky Graphic Novels, is scheduled to give a presentation N...

“October is going to be a non-stop 30-day discount frenzy,” Vin Nguyen said of Variety Comics in a press release. “Everything must go.”

Last page turned on Chicago’s oldest comic book store

September 28, 2015

it’s the final chapter for Chicago’s first comic book store, Variety Comics, 4602 N. Western Ave., which opened in 1975. For years the store stopped pedestrians in their tracks with its colorful superh...

Ward named finalist for national scholar-athlete

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2012

Northwestern Wildcats’ senior offensive lineman Patrick Ward has been chosen as a finalist National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award.Ward, who has a 3.94 grade point average, is one of 15 student-athletes to be given honor. He spoke to media following practice Oct. 24 about his academic career, and life after football.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmG2v_XJvs&feature=share&list=UUqerVuylo788XoxT...

Why not comics?

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 22, 2012

I used to catch all kinds of grief for my love of reading, especially when it came to comic books, which were associated with the once-shameful state of nerd-dom that my bookishness reflected. So when a Publishers Weekly article reported that Diamond Comic Distributors saw comic book sales this year jump 19.9 percent and graphic novel sales increase 16.9 percent, I felt a sense of validation.This literary form and the stores that serve...

Chicago Theatre to host 2013 commencement

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 15, 2012

Commencement is still months away, but Columbia’s administration is already finalizing plans for the event.The May 2013 commencement ceremony will be held at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., for the second consecutive year, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. The college is also working on an agreement with the theater to host graduation for the next five years, he added.“We are returning to the...

A community of comics

By Amanda Murphy

October 3, 2011

They’re everywhere. Creeping in the corners of darkness, stalking through dimly lit alleys. But then they’re taking the train during rush hour, sitting next to you on the el, listening to an iPod and checking email. They seem like everyone else. But the world they live in is far beyond what any normal human could imagine.Comic book artists have been walking the streets of Chicago for decades. Cluttering bookstores and new...

Columbia personnel pursue promotions

By Lisa Schulz

September 3, 2011

Columbia’s newly named department heads and administrators boast impressive resumes as creators of comic books, interactive media, fashion commentary and more.Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski and Fashion Studies Chair Debra Parr have more than just new titles this year—they have filled newlycreated positions.They are joined by Robin Bargar, who was announced Dean of the School of Media Arts. Vice Pre...

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