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French thriller revived in theater

By Drew Hunt

January 17, 2012

As it’s known to do, the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., will play host to another classic film making the rounds on the revival circuit. This time, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s  1953 suspense masterpiece “The Wages of Fear” will screen in a new 35mm print, providing an optimal viewing experience.Set in a Central American village in the vice grip of an immoral U.S. oil company, four men—Mario (Yves Montand...

Rashid Johnson’s “Message to the Folks” at Museum of Contemporary Art

By Trevor Ballanger

January 17, 2012

The Museum of Contemporary Art is making headway toward the beginning of a new series of exhibitions focusing on the contemporary art movement.The MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will host its first major exhibition of Columbia alumnus Rashid Johnson beginning on April 14. Presently based in New York, Chicago-born Johnson is preparing to return to Chicago for his exhibition, “Message to the Folks,” which will focus largely on...

Undefeated: Lane’s stock rises to 12th in state

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

Lane Tech College Prep High School’s wrestling team’s expectations are on an exponential rise. According to Head Coach Mark Miedona, the team has been building the program and making progress every year, so the outlook comes with the territory.During the 2010–2011 state tournament, the Indians were three points away from defeating Harlem High School of Machesney Park, Ill. The victory would have guaranteed Lane Tech...

The Top Ten Films of 2011

By Drew Hunt

December 13, 2011

10. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, U.S.): “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a bold and contemplative look at one woman’s struggle to re-enter society after being reprogrammed by an abusive cult. Though it may be Durkin’s first film, the artistry in “Martha” suggests otherwise. He uses tense, visceral moments to provide space for larger ideas, which concern the shattered innocence of the film’s young protagonist...

WCRX Sports Programming Team Effort

By Nader Ihmoud

December 12, 2011

Turn your radio up as you listen to original sports talk on 88.1 FM WCRX’s “Deep Dish” or “The Last Slice,” shows that have been added this semester to the radio station’s lineup.There has been sports programming on WCRX, Columbia’s radio network, since 1990. John Joyce, internship coordinator for the Radio Department, created the sports department for the station, but it wasn’t until fall 2011 that the programm...

City makes way for the homeless

By Vanessa Morton

December 12, 2011

New measures are in the works as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and various agencies and organizations come together in an extensive effort to curb homelessness.Emanuel joined the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness on Dec. 2 to announce “Plan 2.0,” an initiative to “recalibrate” former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s plan to end homelessness in the city.“Chicago’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness has made great strides in creating ...

Comparing women’s health services: College campuses around Chicago offer varying degrees of health services to women

By Lindsey Woods

December 12, 2011

Students looking at colleges generally consider lengthy lists of criteria they want their prospective school to have, including how well schools accommodate their students. One criterion that may be hard to find is what kind of medical care students have access to and how much that care costs. For women in particular, this may include annual gynecological exams, pregnancy testing and access to birth control and emergency c...

‘Strong’ just plain wrong

By Samuel Charles

December 12, 2011

Oh, Rick Perry. You had everything going for you for a bit there, and then you went and opened your mouth.The Texas swagger, the “wholesome family values” and who couldn’t love that accent? He’s George W. Bush 2.0. What could be better?But this past week, Perry’s floundering presidential campaign released a viral video on YouTube, showing Perry strolling up a hill, saying how if he’s elected president, he’ll en...

Time for union concessions

By Editorial Board

December 12, 2011

On Nov. 15, the Chicago Transit Authority Board approved a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that is $66 million less than the 2011 budget. CTA President Forrest Claypool deserves credit for finally shrinking costs in an age when government spending at all levels in Illinois is out of control. But the budget relies on $80 million worth of work rules concessions from labor unions, which have so far been vehemently reluctant to ...

Cody falters again with ‘Young Adult’

By Drew Hunt

December 5, 2011

After scoring a breakaway hit with their 2007 film “Juno,” screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman have teamed up once again, this time for “Young Adult.” The film continues Cody’s penchant for writing about high-schoolers, only this time it’s from the perspective of people who graduated but never really left.Mavis (Charlize Theron), a depressed ghost writer for a hugely popular series of young adult novels, w...

DePaul defeats St. John’s in Conference Opener

By Nader Ihmoud

December 2, 2011

Students from Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Catholic Schools, who flooded McGrath Phillips Arena, 2323 N. Sheffield Ave., cheered loud and proud in blue shirts provided by DePaul University during the Blue Demons’ 69-52 victory over conference opponent St. John’s University’s Red Storm.DePaul held its first Big East game of the season on “Chicagoland Field Trip Day,” during which the school reached out to C...

Funeral for Maggie Daley

By Brent Lewis

November 29, 2011

Sara Mays | THE CHRONICLEThe funeral service for the former first lady of Chicago, Maggie Daley was held on Nov. 28, 2011 at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mrs. Daley died on Thanksgiving day due to metastatic breast cancer, that she has been battling for almost a decade, at the age of 68. The funeral ceremony was held next to the Francis Xavier Warde school which Mrs. Daley helped found. Mrs. Daley's son Patrick Daley...

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