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Flesch takes a photo with a disposable camera for his supporters, Armando Orozco (right) and Mariana Castellanos (left) who were visiting Chicago.

Same store, same history, new location: Central Camera prepares to reopen

October 16, 2020

When Don Flesch reopens Central Camera in its temporary location later this month, the store’s longtime customers will not be traveling much farther than before. That is because the store will be reopeni...

'Jazz Kitchen,' a livestream exploration of jazz and food

‘Jazz Kitchen,’ a livestream exploration of jazz and food

October 9, 2020

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival organization has launched a new virtual livestream series, “Jazz Kitchen,” which explores the intersection of jazz music and food and how that relationship played a ...

The latest film from directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz,

Review: ‘Antebellum,’ how ‘show-don’t-tell’ does not work for a movie with lots to say

September 29, 2020

Reality often pales in comparison to the scenarios one makes up in their own head. Watching "Antebellum" felt like when you are in the shower and come up with the perfect comeback you did not have the nerve...

 WBEZ-FM 91.5 and Vocalo 91.1 hosted a virtual event “Voices of the Movement: Black Activism and Organizing for Change” with a panel of black activists to discuss the historical fight for racial equity.

‘Voices of the Movement’: Black activists discuss power in organizing

June 24, 2020

After viewers enjoyed a few minutes of Childish Gambino’s song "This is America"—which highlights the unjust killing and violence against Black Americans—viewers and panelists virtually held a m...

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

May 28, 2020

Masked individuals walk down vacant sidewalks—in one photo a woman carries an abundance of groceries, and a man crosses the street in his work uniform in another. The images, made by senior Lud...

Mel Leverich, a museum archivist, reads through a BDSM mail order catalog in the archives.

Museum works to smash stigma against BDSM, kink culture

February 13, 2020

Tucked between a gas station and an international grocery store south of Rogers Park lies a building housing whips, dildos, erotic artwork and ropes meant for bondage. The Leather Archives and Muse...

Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, taking everyone on a trip through history leading back to the 1800s.

Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

September 19, 2019

When Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, she does a lot more than point out the best shops or restaurants. Easley takes everyone on a trip through h...

Elio Leturia, associate professor in the Communication Department, wrote the book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

The Garden of the Dead Walking Tour has run for the past 10 years and is led by Pamela Bannos. It starts at the Chicago History Museum and walks past the Couch Tomb and Lincoln Monument. 

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

October 22, 2018

Grab your flashlight and prepare to walk through history as the Garden of the Dead Walking Tour sheds light on a time when Lincoln Park was Chicago’s only graveyard.The tour is hosted by the Chicago Hist...

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...

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

February 3, 2018

In the 1950s, a secret organization worked to bring together gay people from all over and created political actions for LGBTQ rights. It was called the Mattachine Society. Devlyn Camp, a 2014 cinema art and science alumni, created a podcast titled “Mattachine” and posted the ...

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