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Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

February 10, 2020

While DC Comics movies have struggled in the past, they have found their footing in "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn," a seemingly hopeful leap forward into a prom...

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...

Nip, tuck not childproof

By BenitaZepeda

April 18, 2011

Let’s face it, children can be brutally honest and quite mean to one another. Because Internet access has transformed the way children and young adults bully each other, some parents have not completely forgotten about hardships on the playground. It’s a given that no one wants their child to be teased in school, but how far is too far when it comes to protecting children?Some parents opt to pay for cosmetic surgery to ...

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 ...

Al Haig, former Secretary of State, speaks to the press about President Ronald Reagan's condition after being shot on March 30, 1981.

Alexander Haig

March 12, 2010

Retired four-star general and former US Secretary of State Alexander Haig died Saturday morning of complications from an infection at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 85.A West Point graduate and decorated vet...

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