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Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

Reductress combines feminism, comedy

Reductress combines feminism, comedy

May 9, 2016

“I Can’t Tell if my Three-Week-Old Daughter is a Feminist Yet” is one of the many headlines on the first and only feminist satirical website Reductress.Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo c...

Dawes brings ‘All Your Favorite Bands’ to The Vic

Dawes brings ‘All Your Favorite Bands’ to The Vic

May 2, 2016

The audience waited eagerly with drinks in hand to “raise a glass,” a mantra  the folk band Dawes sings in its song “Things Happen.” The group performed April 27 at The Vic Theatre.The Los Ang...

Chicago Ballet Arts shows kindness with anniversary

Chicago Ballet Arts shows kindness with anniversary

April 25, 2016

Unlike classical ballet teachers who are noted for a stern demeanor as portrayed in movies like “Fame” and “Center Stage,” instruction at Chicago Ballet Arts in West Ridge defies those grim, unyielding ...

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

April 11, 2016

Interactive art and music that appeal to all five senses will soon come to uncommon Chicago gathering places—alleys.ACTIVATE, the popular Chicago Loop Alliance’s arts series, is returning for a third y...

‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 4, 2016

Chicago history fans and Lincoln lovers can learn about the final years of President Abraham Lincoln’s life through speeches and artifacts on display in the Chicago History Museum’s latest exhibit, “Lin...

Donda’s House empowers youth with new partner

Donda’s House empowers youth with new partner

April 4, 2016

Donda’s House, a nonprofit started by Kanye West to commemorate his late mother, and Virgin Hotels Chicago recently teamed up to encourage young Chicago artists by offering them safe studio spaces and r...

Bang Bang Pie gets slice of new location in Ravenswood

Bang Bang Pie gets slice of new location in Ravenswood

March 28, 2016

Chicagoans who enjoy savory and sweet pies from Bang Bang Pies & Biscuits in Logan Square will soon have a second location in Ravenswood dining.Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits is opening its second loc...

LIGO team makes local waves

LIGO team makes local waves

By Associate Editor

February 29, 2016

Scientists from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium have been credited with helping to prove a key piece of Albert Einstein’s century-old general relativity t...

Kweku Collins sets stage for aspiring Chicago rappers

Kweku Collins sets stage for aspiring Chicago rappers

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 22, 2016

Most 18-year-olds do not choose a career path right after high school. Some go to college or start working, but rapper Kweku Collins signed to independent Chicago hip-hop label Closed Sessions when he w...

‘How about a Coors with that Kafka?’

‘How about a Coors with that Kafka?’

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

February 22, 2016

People in Wicker Park will soon be able to booze as they peruse, thanks to the scheduled opening of Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.The cafe, which is set to open within the next few weeks, will carr...

Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

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