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Citywide Home Theater festival comes to Chicago

The Chicago Home Theater Festival will host a variety of entertainment from more than 300 local Chicago artists.

By Katlyn Tolly

May 11, 2015

Homes across Chicago will become part of a citywide entertainment festival as they play host to film screenings and theater, dance and alternative performances.Part of the annual Chicago Home Theater F...

Featured Athlete: Kent Leng

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Kent Leng, a senior business & entrepreneurship major, grew up with two passions: baseball and snowboarding. While he participated in both sports throughout his childhood, he ultimately chose to focus on snowboarding during his sophomore year of high school. After graduating high school in 2008, he spent a year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and two years in Salt Lake City, Utah, producing snowboarding videos. Leng’s pass...

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Ellie Kemper will be performing at the event.

Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival shows layers of The Onion

May 11, 2015

As Chicago’s festival season kicks off with Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and Riot Fest, The Onion and A.V. Club are touting comedy in the Windy City with the Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.The f...

Roots of near-death experience explored

Roots of near-death experiences explored

May 4, 2015

The experience of imminent death was first described in the 19th century. In recent decades, this concept of the “life review” or “near-death experience” perceived by those poised on the thresho...

Sixth Annual Zine Fest gives voice to independent publishers

The Sixth Annual Chicago Zine Fest will celebrate zines from across the country in a two-day event on May 8–9.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

May 4, 2015

Following the recent festivities brought to Chicago by C2E2 and the NFL Draft, the Sixth Annual Chicago Zine Fest will come to the city May 8–9.The annual event celebrates independent zines produced th...

Philly psych rock band Dr. Dog is leading the way in the lo-fi music resurgence. With new labels such as Burger Records, Dr. Dog has inspired a generation of new rockers.

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

April 6, 2015

Philadelphia native band Dr. Dog has made a name for itself during the last 15 years as one of indie rock’s most celebrated groups. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, bassist and voca...

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider will be playing a sold-out show at the City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., as a part of CIMMfest, which runs April 16-19 in Logan Square and Wicker Park.

Festival celebrates seven years of international movies, music

March 30, 2015

For decades, music and movies have been a vital part of Chicago’s cultural scene. The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival works to celebrate the two art forms each year through its four-day ev...

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti spoke to the Green Party of Chicago on Jan. 28. Party Chair Phil Huckleberry (directly behind Fioretti) said Fioretti has upheld the party’s core values while in office.

Green Party of Chicago endorses Bob Fioretti

February 2, 2015

The Green Party of Chicago officially endorsed mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, alderman of the 2nd ward, on Jan. 28.“I’m proud to stand here with the Green Party as a candidate who has been endorsed...

Monique Doron's winning design and the brand of Manifest 2015. 

Students elect sophomore as Manifest 2015 creative director

December 8, 2014

Monique Doron, a sophomore art + design major who submitted her artwork on a whim, has been named Manifest’s 2015 creative director.Each year, students are able to submit designs that may determine t...

Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, plans to retire effective January 2015 after six years of serving the college and students.

VP of Security to retire in January 2015

December 8, 2014

The campus community will return for the Spring 2015 semester sans a familiar face in the Office of Campus Safety and Security. Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, is set to retire...

“CIGGS,” a short film by Mason Adams, a sophomore cinema art + science major, took first place in the first Keepsake Film Festival. The film, shot in black and white, tells a life story from the perspective of a cigarette. Adams said he will begin working with Keepsake on its commercial in November. 

Columbia student to direct Keepsake Commercial

November 3, 2014

Mason Adams, a sophomore cinema art + science major, is $500 richer after being named the winner of the first annual Keepsake Film Festival on Oct. 29, an event designed to promote photo-sharing app...

The Grand Spectacle of the Great Chicago Fire Festival was held at the downtown branch of the Chicago River at 8 p.m. The spectacle featured burning houses, three gifts given to the city and fireworks.

Chicago hosts first Great Chicago Fire Festival

October 6, 2014

Chicago held its first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 throughout the city over this past weekend. Redmoon Theatre, a 24-year-old theater company, collaborat...

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