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Drag performers use virtual platform to deliver music videos by lip syncing and dancing.

Drag community thrives in online setting during pandemic

June 2, 2020

On a typical Saturday night, Benjamin Bradshaw can be found hosting the Drag Matinee show at Berlin Nightclub among a sea of strobe lights and blaring music. But due to the pandemic, Bradshaw, a d...

Chicago theatre community journeys ‘over the rainbow’ to connect with audience

May 20, 2020

When Ed Rutherford read a New York Times article about how rich people were preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, he was inspired to produce a show based on this idea. Unable to put on the show in-person...

Posters emphasizing the importance of washing one’s hands to combat the coronavirus have been put up in various locations across campus.

BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

March 10, 2020

An individual at Columbia has reported being potentially exposed to the coronavirus off-campus after being “in an area with a person who was later diagnosed’ with the virus, also known as COVID-19, las...

Odd Obsession, 1830 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is one of the last remaining video rental stores in Chicago.

End of the line? Video rental store ‘in peril’

November 12, 2019

Over the faint sound of the 1950 film noir drama “No Man of Her Own” playing on a television in the corner, Dylan Kiewel sits at the cash register of a video rental store waiting to ring up customers...

Volunteer from Mutual Trust Life Insurance Debbie Nealon helps to package supples for B2SI kits Aug. 8 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway.

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

August 8, 2019

Back 2 School Illinois distributed more than 10,000 “Back 2 School” kits in Uptown to Chicago students in low-income households Thursday. Established in 2007, and after a name change in 2015, B...

Mary Mitchell, of the Zebra Sisters podcast, in the Chicago Sun-Times studio, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

2018 Honorary Degree Recipients recognized for success, helping community

May 7, 2018

Three Columbia alumni and one professor, all noted for their successes within their fields, will receive the college’s 2018 honorary degrees. Mary Mitchell, 1991 journalism alumna and col...

More than 70 events throughout the city are being held in April to celebrate Chicago Dance Month, hosted by See Chicago Dance. 

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

Managing Money Problems

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March 30, 2018

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Tom Tresser, a defender of public interests at the CivicLab, strives to increase civic engagement and encourage young voters throughout the Chicagoland area. 

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

Kelly Shingleton, 29, enjoyed her meal  at the Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., Feb. 8. The French Market is one of five popular food halls in Chicago.

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...

West Englewood captures women of history including Englewood resident Gwen Johnson (pictured below) in new mural inspired by the women’s marches. 

Community comes together to paint its history

September 11, 2017

A once-bare wall in West Englewood now displays a vibrantly colored mural that honors historically powerful women. Installed on the side of 63rd Street Food and Liquor between Honore and Wood streets, ...

Pop Up shops put on by the Chicago Design Market on the third floor of Block 37 on State St. on Aug. 29.

Pop-up shops let creators experiment

September 5, 2017

Tanner Woodford, founder and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, is all about “creating unexpected cultural experiences.”The museum is extending this concept by way of the Chicago Design Ma...

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