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Kristen Nichols

OPINION: Female bodies cannot be policed while male bodies are praised

February 7, 2019

During the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine took off his shirt, and the internet went wild.In 2004, much of the public also went wild when Janet Jackson’s right breast ...

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 ...


‘LOVE IS LOVE’: Powerful Graphic novel supports Pulse victims

February 13, 2017

“So their love is different. It has to be, to fight so much hate. It’s super love,” says a small boy depicted outside the Orlando nightclub Pulse, honoring its victims.“Yeah,” his dad replies, in...

Demonstrators converge outside Terminal 5 of O'Hare International Airport, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Chicago, as people protest President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the United States by citizens of several countries. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Trump’s ban causes ‘fear and chaos’

February 6, 2017

While the ban on admitting citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to the U.S. came as a shock to Aymen Abdel Halim, his organization, Council of  Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, had alre...

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...

Katrea Lux

The world of black cosplay: discrimination, rejection, invisibility of the black cosplaying community

March 1, 2015

Krissy Victory,a junior theatre major from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, poured money, sweat and tears into crafting the perfect costume for Midoricon 2014, an annual anime-themed conve...

Battle of Versailles recounted in new documentary

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 19, 2012

What began as an international exhibition in 1973 quickly became a historic fashion design contest that changed the trajectory ofrunway style while putting African-American models on the map.The story of the Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a legendary show that pitted French designers against their American counterparts, is chronicled in the documentary “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which was released...

Support comic book stores

By Luke Wilusz

November 7, 2011

Marvel Comics is set to begin releasing digital copies of all of its major titles on the same day they are available in print, according to a Nov. 2 exclusive from Gawker tech blog Gizmodo. It’s definitely a smart move on Marvel’s part, especially considering the fact that DC Comics began doing the same thing with its “New 52” relaunch in September.Bringing digital comics up to speed with their traditional print co...

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