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Artists, LPCS save a seat for homeless this winter


February 19, 2018

“Dibs” is a way of staking a claim to something. In Chicago, the term describes the practice of protecting parking spots by putting a chair—or  items such as laundry baskets or plastic Santa de...

Black Panther slashes through expectations

Black Panther slashes through expectations

February 15, 2018

In “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler creates an Afro-centric world free of colonialism and visualizes one of the most important stories of the year.It won’t win an Oscar, but that's not why...

Diversity must be supported in production castings

Diversity must be supported in production castings

February 12, 2018

After a group of New York high school students protested the casting of a white student for the role of Esmeralda in Ithaca High School’s musical production of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame...

‘The Lion King’ casting should encourage greater diversity

‘The Lion King’ casting should encourage greater diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

November 6, 2017

Pop culture icon Beyoncé recently confirmed her role as the voice of Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King," set to be released July 19, 2019. She announced the news with a ph...

Notable Native: Bril Barrett

M.A.D.D Rhythms aims to preserve, promote and contribute to the tap dance art form.

By Jackie Murray

May 8, 2017

Bril Barrett has been tap dancing since childhood and is now dedicated to preserving the art and shaping the lives of Chicago teens  through dance. The founder and artistic director of the Bronzevill...

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offenders

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame  protection for child sex offenders

By Eric Bradach

March 27, 2017

Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, introduced Senate Bill ...

Marvel’s most recent effort, “Doctor Strange,” released Nov. 4, plays it safe in all categories but the visual effects.

Nothing ‘strange’ about ‘Doctor Strange’

November 14, 2016

“Doctor Strange,” Marvel’s latest attempt to bring another obscure superhero into the mainstream has no surprises: a charismatic hero must stop an ultimate baddie who is trying to summon an even more ...

Crossover episodes are more trouble than they’re worth

DirecTV says it wants Taylor Swift 'NOW'

By Managing Editor

October 17, 2016

For its Oct. 11 episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," FOX aired two back-to-back crossover episodes in which main characters from each show made appearances on the other.The "New Girl" principle...

Hakunah Matata—I’ve got some worries

DirecTV says it wants Taylor Swift 'NOW'

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Disney announced Sept. 28 there is a "new reimagining" of "The Lion King" in the works.The movie has been connected to director Jon Favreau, who led the "reimagining" of "The Jungle Book" released earlier this ye...

CTU President Karen Lewis (top) addresses crowd at the James R. Thompson Center April 1. 

Protesters: It may be April 1,but education is no joke

April 4, 2016

Inclement weather did not stop the Chicago Teachers Union and supporters from taking to the streets April 1 to bring attention to cuts in Chicago public education.Hundreds of CTU members and allies ga...

Three is the new two: How to menage a trois

By Copy Chief

February 9, 2016

Threesomes, once considered a shocking and perverted act, are becoming mainstream as more people decide to add a third partner into their beds.Wholesome Disney star Hilary Duff was in a 2009 episode of “Gossip Girl” in which she had a threesome with characters Dan and Vanessa. Even pop singer Britney Spears sings songs about the phenomenon in her song “3.” The most common type of threesome arguably involves two wom...

Director Philip Swift, and filmmakers Emily Strong and Brent Bandemer all were surprised at the amount of support they received in Chicago for their documentaries.

Documentary details Disney’s freaks and geeks

November 23, 2015

Filmmaker Philip B. Swift’s latest documentary, “The Dark Side of Disney,” examines the subculture and sometimes scandalous goings-on at the family-oriented resort in Orlando, Florida.The documentary ta...

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