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Chicago ‘to be’ part of  Shakespeare 400 celebration

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

New pop-up library  ‘rewrites’ Wicker Park

New pop-up library ‘rewrites’ Wicker Park

November 16, 2015

In collaboration with Activate! Chicago, a City of Chicago initiative, and Latent Design, an urbanism firm, Read/Write Library is staging “Rewritable Wicker Park,” a pop-up library located at 1260 N. M...

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus ‘funks up’ Christmas favorites

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus ‘funks up’ Christmas favorites

November 9, 2015

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is looking to revitalize and put its stamp on classic holiday songs as the season quickly approaches.This year, the group’s annual holiday show “Miracle on Thirty-Funk...

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 9, 2015

"Over the low-lying fields, over the wide meadows, the sun—rampant, galloping westward—beating back the night. On and on across the white hills, the dun-colored hills, the hills ripening with green....

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

November 2, 2015

Huddled in a small space known as The Teal Room in the back of Pub 626 in Rogers Park, audience members listened intently as Caiti Pina, a senior creative writing major, shared her experiences of breaking ou...

Lillstreet Art Center celebrates 40 years

Lillstreet Art Center celebrates 40 years

November 2, 2015

Lillstreet Art Center, a Ravenswood community staple, is celebrating 40 years in operation in 2015.Pam Robinson, the director of Educational Programming in the Jewelry and Glass Department at Lillstreet, said ...

Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

Choose major based on interest, not potential

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 5, 2015

Since the Great Recession, there has been a strong and consistent push for high school graduates to pursue college degrees. Students are generally prodded in the direction of a traditional, four-year degree—and perhaps even more specifically, toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees.The digital age gave rise to advances in technology, which in turn created a multitude of tech-related jobs and a demand for ...

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 21, 2015

Belmont is a pop-punk quintet  from Chicago’s North Side. Formed in 2014, the band has garnered a sizable following in the Chicago area. Its latest EP, Vicissitude, was recorded over a three-day peri...

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

‘The Tempest’ brings magic in Chicago

‘The Tempest’ brings magic in Chicago

September 14, 2015

Acclaimed director Aaron Posner’s rendition of Shakespeare’s haunting play “The Tempest” opened Sept. 8 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Courtyard stage, 800 E. Grand Ave.According to Regina...

‘The Bacchae’ still intoxicates audiences

‘The Bacchae’ still intoxicates audiences

September 8, 2015

The Saltbox Theater Collective of Oak Park brought a revitalized showing of “The Bacchae” to the Madison Street Theater, 1010 Madison St., on Sept. 3. After its Sept. 3 opening, it is scheduled to ...

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