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Trevor Hall is currently on his A Night In The Village Tour coming to Evanston SPACE Feb. 23–24

Trevor Hall is all about ‘simple qualities’

February 19, 2018

Trevor Hall is a man of mysticism. Born on an island in South Carolina and penning his first album at 16, Hall is passionate about music and his conduit for healing the Earth and the human spirit. His s...

Ben Helphand, a featured panelist at This Land/That Land: Resistance in and Around Nature’s Metropolis, has helped create 111 gardens around the city.

City’s empty lots become flourishing gardens

February 6, 2017

Chicago’s many vacant lots, created by demolished buildings on abandoned property, blight the urban landscape, but thanks to community gardening initiatives, an increasing number are now offering residen...

UNO Charter Schools Network’s teachers and staff, who plan to strike on Oct. 19 in hopes for a new contract, rallied on Oct. 13 and held a press conference at 209 W. Jackson. 

Chicago Charter School Network first in U.S. to strike

October 17, 2016

Teachers and staff of the Chicago UNO Charter School Network will make history Oct. 19 as the first charter school known to go on strike if its management and district cannot reach an agreement, according ...

Director Jeremy Saulnier was inspired to direct “Green Room” by his experiences playing in a local punk band in high school.

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

Onye Ozuzu, Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is starting a new committee called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, that focus on enhancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

February 8, 2016

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee—one of the newest Strategic Plan implementation committees—has been formed by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, according to a Jan. 28 email from Kim to faculty and sta...

‘Touched with Fire’ director Paul Dalio talks art, love and madness

Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and composed music for “Touched with Fire.” 

By Film Critic

February 1, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” writer and director Paul Dalio’s feature film debut, was originally called “Mania Days” but later adopted the title of the book, “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness...

Lead Aubrey McGrath with Janelle Villas, Dakota Hughes, Whitney Dottery, Elisa Carlson and the cast of “American Idiot” speaking to the crowd.

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

September 28, 2015

Wake up, Green Day fans—September is ending, which means the “American Idiot” musical is entering its final month in Chicago. “American Idiot,” by theater collective The Hypocrites, will run throug...

In this image released by HBO, Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, appears in a scene from season four of

HBO cracks down on ‘Game of Thrones’ watch parties

April 27, 2015

It’s not a nerd prom without a little disappointment. Geek Bar Beta in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood was planning to host a blowout for the “Game of Thrones” season five premiere ear...

Workers dye the Chicago River green to kick off the city's St. Patrick's day celebration on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The dying of the river has been a tradition in the city for 43 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Patrick’s Day rooted in immigrant tradition

March 16, 2015

Chicago is known for its extravagant St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—the parades, bar crawls up and down Clark Street and the greening of the Chicago River attract tourists from around the world. Ho...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

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