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Freetember art classes hope to leave a mark on Chicago

September 8, 2014

The International School of Comics is offering free art classes throughout the month of September as part of a campaign called Freetember.The idea for the  event was born from multiple sources, but a...

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...

Daily schedule and scores

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

10/16NBA PreseasonChicago Bulls 100 Milwaukee Bucks 94Notes: Point guard Nate Robinson and shoot guard Richard Hamilton combined to score 47 points for the Bulls.MLB PlayoffsDetroit Tigers 2 New York Yankees 1WP: Justin Verlander LP: Phil HughesSave: Phil CokeSeries: Detroit leads 3-010/17NCAA men's soccerNorthwestern Wildcats @ Loyola RamblersTime: 7 pmCincinnati Bearcats @ DePaul Blue DemonsTime: 3 pmMLB PlayoffsSan Francisco Giants @ St. Louis CardinalsGiants SP: Matt CainCardinals SP: Kyle LohseTime: 3 pmSeries: series tied 1-1New York Yankees @ Detroit TigersYankees SP: C.C. SabathiaTigers SP: Max SherzerTime: 7 pmSeries: Tigers lead 3-0

Radio conference connects students

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

Despite last year’s difficult prioritization process, the Radio Department, which President Warrick L. Carter recommended for “combine/restructure resources,” is booming with activity.The 2012 Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference, hosted by the Radio Department Sept. 29 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building, brought together panels of alumni, teachers and industry professionals to speak to col...

DC’s ‘empowered women’ defense a joke

By Luke Wilusz

October 3, 2011

I’ve got to hand it to DC Comics—when they set their minds to alienating their readership and upsetting a lot of people, they seem to be second to none. The comic giant’s much-maligned universal reboot saw the end of many ongoing series starring female lead characters, and some of DC’s remaining superheroines have been reduced to shallow, oversexed shells of their former selves.While female superheroes have always ...

‘Capote’ director returns with follow-up

By Drew Hunt

September 19, 2011

Numbers don’t lie—or so goes the premise of the new film “Moneyball,” the story of Oakland A’s head-honcho Billy Beane who, in 2002, hatched a harebrained plan to reinvent the game of baseball by rejecting tradition and embracing the rationality of mathematics.Played by Brad Pitt, Beane is an ex-player turned general manager who runs his team like he’s still in the league. With a swagger in his step and an eve...

Cheap stunts ruin comics

By Luke Wilusz

September 12, 2011

DC Comics began a new project called the New 52 on Aug. 31. The project, which was announced in May, is a complete reboot of the DC Universe. The comic book giant is erasing the entire backstory of all of its series and starting fresh by re-launching 52 titles and renumbering them from issue one.This tactic is intended to draw new readers into the hobby and boost sales in a dwindling comic industry, but it seems like more...

Student mugged, injured

By Katy Nielsen

October 4, 2010

A Columbia student who was beaten with a baseball bat was one of five separate victims who were attacked, robbed and beaten, Sept. 28 and 29. While detectives determine if these incidents are related, Campus Safety and Security addresses the dangers of walking alone at night.An unrelated sexual assault was reported at 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 28 in the University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State St.Two incidents occurred at Harri...

The convention Chicago needs

By Luke Wilusz

April 26, 2010

The show floor teemed with costumed heroes and villains alike. A spandex-clad Green Lantern posed for a photo with his yellow-costumed arch-nemeses in the Sinestro Corps. Laughing Jedi in flowing brown robes strolled past Darth Vaders of various shapes and sizes on their quest for autographs, as comic fans arrived by the thousands to meet their favorite artists and writers at the inaugural Chicago Comic and Entertainment ...

Comic shop battles economic downturn

By WilliamPrentiss

September 7, 2009

Brainstorm Comics, Movies, and Gaming customers had no reason to doubt that their weekly superhero fix would continue uninterrupted. That was until August arrived.Brainstorm has become a Bucktown staple since it opened in October 2003 at 1648 W. North Ave., and it’s easy to see why. The store separates itself from the competition by catering to every avenue of geek it can find, whether it be a comic, movie or board game. One...

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