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“All of us are pretty big nerds who have a huge love for various characters and franchises,” said Dawn Xiana Moon, Raks Geek founder.

Sci-fi favorites to belly dance at MCL Chicago

November 2, 2015

“Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fans do not typically agree on much, but a Wookiee dancing to a song performed by a Klingon band might just be enough to finally bring them together.Chicago resident...

The Logan Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  

Art imitates life imitates art at ‘Flick Lit’

October 12, 2015

A group of Chicago writers and artists known as Underdog Collective will bring “Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers,” a live storytelling event that combines performers’ narrat...

Notable Native: Ted Curtis

Rev. Ted Curtis

By Metro Reporter

May 11, 2015

TED CURTIS HAS been the rector, also known as the pastor, at Grace Episcopal Church at Chicago, 637 S. Dearborn St., in Printer’s Row for 24 years.Curtis is dedicated to practicing the church’s mis...

Chef Driven Food Tours takes The Chronicle to Pilsen

May 11, 2015

Chef Driven Food Tours, a culinary tour designed, owned and guided by professional chefs, gave The Chronicle a personal tour of Pilsen. Chef Greg shows us Pilsen's hidden gems, starting with the neigh...

Chicagoans more charitable than national average

Information from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's survey

By Sarah Martinson

April 20, 2015

Chicago households, corporations and grant making foundations donate money at a higher rate than the national average, according to a survey conducted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Ind...

Andrew Bailes posed for a photo with Liz Anderson after his April 5 performance of “The One-Woman No-Show.”

‘One-Woman’ show not a solo act

April 20, 2015

Local comedian and writer Liz Anderson is currently staging her one-woman show, “The One-Woman No-Show,” and the only catch is that she is not in the show.“The One-Woman No-Show” is an eight-p...

Notable Native

Notable Native: Tricia Martinez

April 13, 2015

Women have the ability to create the most change in their communities, according to Tricia Martinez, founder and CEO of SHIFT, a web and mobile platform that allows users to send money to women in third-w...

Chris Campbell

Notable Native Chris Campbell

April 2, 2015

Chris Campbell, a Homewood, Illinois native and DePaul University alumnus, founded Review Trackers in 2012 after working with a major retailer that was in need of a way to track and manage reviews posted by its online cu...

Global Release Day streamlines music access

By Ben Kowalski Copy Editor

March 9, 2015

A new, globally aligned release day has been set for the music industry, according to a Feb. 26 online announcement by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.     Currently, music is released on Tuesdays in the U.S. and on Mondays in the U.K. and France. However, the IFPI plans to implement Global Release Day starting this summer, condensing worldwide music releases to the end of the workweek. Accord...

Fans use formulas, bracketology

March Madness

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 9, 2015

Sports fans are filling out brackets to predict which teams will make it through the 63-game tournament to ultimately win the NCAA basketball championship this year. Some compete in March Madness bracket ch...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral race continues with promises, campaign strategies

By Natalie Craig

March 9, 2015

As between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the continuation of the mayoral race brings new campaign advertisements, strategies and promises.The race is closer now with only two candidates left in the running after Emanuel was forced into a runoff election Feb. 24 when he failed to receive 50 percent of the vote plus one single vote. Garcia, who won more than 33.9 percent o...

Featured Athlete: Gabby May

Gabby May

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

Gabby May, a senior English major at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the captain of the women’s gymnastics team. In addition to previously serving as a co-captain. May has been the UIC Fema...

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