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Logan Square salon caters to queer-clientele

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

In the city, enjoying a complimentary beer with a haircut is becoming commonplace, but a stylist who knows queer hair may be harder to come by.That is where Barbara & Barbara, 3131 W. Logan Blvd., comes in.Celebrating their one-year anniversary at the prime location in Logan Square in June 2011, owners Sierra Berquist, 25, and Kara Wabbel, 28, have made it their mission to give the LGBTQ community the gender-neutral hair...

Student films reel in support, prizes

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 7, 2011

The lights dim and the crowd gets quiet, anxiously waiting for the films to start. Credits start to roll on the large screen, inviting guests to partake in the 21st annual Take 1 Film Festival.The festival, which took place on Nov. 2 in the Conway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., featured 13 student films. They went through a precise jury process that looked for creativity, content and execution of concept, according to Columbia...

Williams spends disappointing week as Marilyn

By Drew Hunt

October 31, 2011

Infatuation with movie stars is nothing new. When we were young, many of our first crushes came from the silver screen, where regular people are made to look larger than life. We admire their looks, we admire their celebrity status and sometimes, we even fancy the idea that maybe—just maybe—we’d have a real shot with them.Such is the basic premise of “My Week with Marilyn,” a movie based on a pair of memoirs written b...

CTA financially derailed

By Vanessa Morton

October 24, 2011

The Chicago Transit Authority may have found alternative solutions to financially stay afloat as it’s faced with a $227 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year. CTA riders could dodge fare hikes and service cuts under a 2012 budget plan announced by CTA President Forrest Claypool on Oct. 19.However, according to a CTA press release, the only way the transit agency could prevent possible fare hikes and service cuts is t...

Yelchin, Jones star as doomed couple

By Drew Hunt

October 24, 2011

Hipsters in love: It’s a bankable genre ripe for the picking. Enter the new film “Like Crazy,” one that may depict the travails of young Pitchfork enthusiasts but, thanks to the inspired vision of director Drake Doremus, operates on another level entirely.Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones play college students Jacob and Anna. He’s a design major with a future in furniture, and she’s a native Londoner in the States on...

Debut film one of year’s best

By Drew Hunt

October 17, 2011

With the turn of the seasons comes the unavoidable Oscar buzz, a time when movie studios, big and small, dole out their most revered films in hopes that an Academy Award nomination is around the corner. A film that should but is unlikely to gain much attention this year is “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” an ambiguous and psychological drama that made waves on this year’s festival circuit.The debut feature from director S...

Final cuts made, team set

By Nader Ihmoud

October 17, 2011

The Columbia Renegades women’s basketball team is alive.Eight girls participated in the women’s basketball tryouts on Oct. 11  at South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court, and nine potential players attended the Oct. 12 tryouts, four of whom attended the previous day’s tryout. The team will feature 12 players, and final roster decisions were released on Oct. 15.Both tryouts had similar turnouts, but the t...

Dessert Crawl

By Estefania Martinez

October 17, 2011

Chicago neighborhood Andersonville hosted their 6th annual Dessert Crawl on Sunday, Oct. 9. This year, over 30 local businesses satisfied the neighborhood’s sweet tooth by providing samples from a number of desserts. The Dessert Crawl also groups the businesses by three routes, this year they were the Candy Cane Route, the Gumdrop Route, and the Lollipop Route.http://youtu.be/EZcFLbGeIVE...

Director reinvents popular movie

By Drew Hunt

October 10, 2011

A big of part of Hollywood is dealing with backlash. Craig Brewer, director of the films “Hustle and Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” knows this as well as anyone thanks to his latest film, a remake of the ’80s classic “Footloose.” His version, which stars Julianne Hough and newcomer Kenny Wormold, is a generous tribute to its predecessor. But for many movie fans, remakes are a cause for alarm. The Chronicle ha...

Enrollment down for a third year

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 10, 2011

Since 2008, Columbia’s enrollment has been dropping, and this year is no exception. Enrollment has decreased for the third consecutive year sliding to a total of 11,625 undergraduate and graduate students.While student numbers are declining, faculty numbers are increasing, but it is not evident why that is, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. However, minorities and transfer students have been en...

Hollywood remakes trudge on

By Drew Hunt

October 10, 2011

After redefining rags to riches (“Hustle and Flow”) and deconstructing Southern Gothic (“Black Snake Moan”), director Craig Brewer is returning to theaters with a mainstream Hollywood remake, an unlikely twist in a filmography that seemed fixated on the untold intricacies of the American south.His film is “Footloose,” and the plot of this latest version doesn’t stray from the original. After losing his mother t...

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup 2011

By Brent Lewis

October 7, 2011

Members of the Women's Lufthansa Private Jet (gray) and Gascon (purple) teams participated in the Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach. Originally, the tournament was held every year in Miami, Florida. However, Bruce Orosz, who brought the sport to the United States, saw the beauty of North Avenue Beach and knew he had to hold the tournament in Chicago. A portion of the funds ra...

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