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Natalie Battaglia and Dino Northway, dressed as Charlie Brown, and their dog Roy, dressed as Snoopy, attend the event wearing matching Peanuts costumes.

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15, 2019

From Starbucks coffee pups, to medical "paws"pitals, to elaborate headless horsemen, hundreds of canines and their owners spared no expense in their quest for the most creative and elaborate costu...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Geoffrey Curley from Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, the company that helped put “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” together, said the costumes in “Downton Abbey” range from Victorian era to flapper style.

Museum to take a trip ‘Downton’

January 25, 2016

Chicagoans can take a trip back in time into the world of ITV and PBS’ popular show “Downton Abbey” through the traveling exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” The e...

From left, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight met at Western Washington University and formed ODESZA to stand out from the indie music they were used to hearing.

ODESZA talks electronic takeover

November 16, 2015

Electronic duo ODESZA has made waves since forming in 2012 while its members, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, also known as CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches, were attending Western Washington Univers...

Olivia Mae Davis, 25, is currently working toward a Ph.D. in psychology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center while studying anesthesia on cephalopods.

Scientist seeks safe treatment for cephalopods

April 7, 2014

Olivia Mae Davis, a student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York City, is currently working with octopuses to determine how they are affected by anesthesia.Her unusual work ...

Found Chicago

Found Chicago animal rescue

April 7, 2014

In 2013, nearly one-third of the dogs impounded by Chicago Animal Care & Control were euthanized, according to a Feb. 4 CACC report. No-kill shelters throughout the city—including Found Chicago, ...

Veteran suicides to be addressed

Resolution combats veteran suicides

March 3, 2014

To help prevent suicides among veterans, aldermen introduced a resolution to City Council on Feb. 19 that would require further studies on the causes of suicide and raise awareness of the issue.The pro...

Costume-clad activists hit Chicago to spread altruism

January 27, 2014

On the kind of snowy Saturday that begs you to stay inside, Chicago’s Real Life Superheroes descended upon our fair city to hand out blankets and food to the Loop’s homeless population.But first, Cr...

High-fashion Halloween

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

This year, Fuzzy tigers, sequined skeletons and polka-dotted monsters making their Halloween debut are chic enough to have been displayed on a runway.This Halloween, customers at Chicago Costume, 1120 W. Fullerton Ave., have been more original and fashionable than in previous years, said Courtland Hickey, the store’s general manager.“There’s a big crossover between fashion and costumes, and the trend is going toward...

Don’t get your panties in a bunch

By Sophia Coleman

October 1, 2012

Oh, look, Victoria’s Secret is offending people again. During the week of Sept. 24, the lingerie retailer was forced to pull its new “Sexy Little Geisha” get-up off the shelves after backlash from angered bloggers.The Asian-inspired ensemble from the company’s “Go East” collection included a mesh body suit with floral patterns on the bra cups and crotch, a tiny floral fan, a removable obi belt and matching chopst...

Getting Into Face(s)

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Psychedelic Hindu gods, glittery nuns, decadent astronauts—the roles change from frame to frame, but subjects JoJo Baby and Sal-E of Bernard Colbert’s photo book “Getting Into Face” have maintained the same routine for five years.Every Monday night, JoJo Baby with friend Sal-E have gone to work as hosts of Chicago’s largest and longest running house-music dance party, the Boom Boom Room, which is currently on hiatus fr...

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