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Podcast “Potterless” follows host Mike Schubert as he reads the “Harry Potter” series for the first time.

Podcast brings ‘riddikulus’ humor to Harry Potter world

April 26, 2019

In “Potterless,” a podcast following 25-year-old Mike Schubert reading the “Harry Potter” series for the first time, Schubert is not shy about voicing his take on the Wizarding World—even w...

Kevin Grimmett (left), Jason Yarger (center), and Jake Goldstein (right) from Hunny performing their sold-out show on Feb. 1 at Subterranean on 2011 W North Ave. 

HUNNY sweetens up Chicago during sold-out show

February 10, 2019

Eager audience members herded to the middle of the main floor as HUNNY frontman Jason Yarger ascended from the balcony into their hands during the band's final song. The pop-punk group made a name fo...

Accio, muggles! Magic is brewing in Logan Square

Accio, muggles! Magic is brewing in Logan Square

January 17, 2019

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Magic is brewing in Logan Square for a Harry Potter-inspired event featuring themed beer and "Quidditch pong." Muggles, or non-magic people, are encouraged to arrive ...

REVIEW: 'The Lightning Thief' cast steals the show

REVIEW: ‘The Lightning Thief’ cast steals the show

January 11, 2019

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" brings an electric score and Olympic-sized talent to Chicago's theater scene.Directed by Stephen Brackett and starring Chris McCarrell in the title role...

Quidditch tournament ends with two losses, one win for Columbia

By Katy Duffy

March 8, 2018

Seven Columbia students sat crouched on one knee in front of a set of three hoops in Grant Park. When the whistle was blown, they began to run toward the center of the field while tucking a thin pole between their legs as the Quidditch game kicked off.Columbia's Renegades Quidditch team played a three-game tournament March 2 with losses against Loyola University Lumos Quidditch and Chicago United Quidditch Club, and a win a...

Muggles dance the night away at annual Yule Ball

Muggles dance the night away at annual Yule Ball

February 22, 2018

Amid twinkling lights, magical melodies and savory scents, masses of muggles flocked to the annual Yule Ball for a night of music and celebration Feb. 16. Hosted by the Muggles Association of Columbia at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., the ball evoked the icon...

Women & Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St.

Book tour ‘gives armor’ to transgender women, nonbinary writers

December 11, 2017

In August 2016, Amy Heart was attending a writer’s workshop for transgender women hosted by Topside Press, a publishing company that distributes transgender literature. Surrounded by 26 other transgender...

It’s time to teach LGBTQ history

It’s time to teach LGBTQ history

September 25, 2017

California’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act was passed during the 2011–2012 school year and requires the state’s public schools to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history. However,...

The world needs to move on from ‘Harry Potter’

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By Managing Editor

October 10, 2016

The final trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" came out Sept. 28, and the newest addition to the "Harry Potter" franchise finally has a bit of a followable plot. And, it completely pan...

Hakunah Matata—I’ve got some worries

DirecTV says it wants Taylor Swift 'NOW'

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Disney announced Sept. 28 there is a "new reimagining" of "The Lion King" in the works.The movie has been connected to director Jon Favreau, who led the "reimagining" of "The Jungle Book" released earlier this ye...

Ruining childhoods—one terrible movie at a time

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By Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

It’s typically good news when a book you love gets made into a movie. It means the magic of the book doesn’t have to end when the last page is turned. "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Lord o...

CTU President Karen Lewis (top) addresses crowd at the James R. Thompson Center April 1. 

Protesters: It may be April 1,but education is no joke

April 4, 2016

Inclement weather did not stop the Chicago Teachers Union and supporters from taking to the streets April 1 to bring attention to cuts in Chicago public education.Hundreds of CTU members and allies ga...

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