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Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

By Erin Dickson

February 12, 2018

While scrolling through Tumblr, Maisie Smith-Walters, a social media journalist for BBC, stumbled upon photos of Pennywise, the clown from the 2017 remake of the horror film “IT.” The comments on...

Shame, stigma, size: Realities of fat sex need to change

Shame, stigma, size: Realities  of fat sex need to change

By Jay Berghuis

February 12, 2018

Fat people have always had and are continuing to have sex, despite a culture that attempts to enforce their invisibility, according to Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth” and f...

Kelly Shingleton, 29, enjoyed her meal  at the Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., Feb. 8. The French Market is one of five popular food halls in Chicago.

Chicago has appetite for food halls

February 12, 2018

 People have gathered in markets for a communal experience with food for centuries, and the national trend of food halls is just another step in the evolution.Victor Alvarez, a founding partner of Alvarez...

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

May 8, 2017

In a final interview of the 2016–2017 academic year, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to reflect on the year’s ups and downs, the college’s continuously falling enrollment and Columbia’s future in a tense state and national political climate. THE CHR...

Fighting fetishism in the transgender community

By Opinions Editor

February 8, 2016

"When a man can be shamed merely for interacting with a trans woman—whether it be through a photograph, a sex tape or correspondence—what does this say about how society views trans women? More important, what does this do to trans women?” said Janet Mock, activist and icon in the transgender community,  in an essay she wrote on transgender fetishism on her Sept. 12, 2013 blog. From how the transgender experience is...

Love and Leather: What’s your safe word?

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 30, 2015

Between the notorious smut of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the leather-laden imagery of a plethora of pop-stars like Rihanna, Madonna and Lady Gaga, BDSM—once an underground phenomenon—has penetrated the mainstream culture, though public reactions still vary.BDSM—variously known as kink, leather or fetish—is a catch-all term for lifestyles and sexual practices that involve bondage and discipline (B&...

Panel of authors tackle ‘taboo’ subjects

Christa Desir has written three young adult novels, all dealing with what she called “edgy” subjects.  

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 23, 2015

A panel of female authors visited Women & Children First, an independent feminist bookstore at 5233 N. Clark St., on Nov. 12 to discuss writing about “taboo” subjects, from first-time sexual exp...

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