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‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

December 11, 2017

Coding, with all its lines and if/then statements, can be a challenge to any adult, but young children in Chicago and nationwide are learning to wrap their heads around computer languages.About 25 percen...

The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, has a Field For All program to promote inclusion across the museum for people with disabilities.

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

Plain White T’s will play a 20th anniversary concert at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Dec. 2.

Plain White T’s says ‘Hey there, Chicago’

November 27, 2017

The Plain White T’s shot to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 with its saccharine folk-pop ballad “Hey There Delilah” 10 years ago, followed by a short string of hits including “Rhythm of Love”...

Columbia students express culture through traditions

Columbia students express culture through traditions

November 27, 2017

Every New Year’s Eve during the countdown to midnight, junior English and creative writing major Janae Iloreta, who is of Filipino descent, recalls opening all cabinets and turning on all electronics i...

Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

By Jackie Murray

November 27, 2017

Jessica Cabe moved across the country from Aspen, Colorado to Chicago in September to take her dream job. Just two months later, she and all her coworkers found themselves unemployed when the beloved hype...

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

November 13, 2017

In 2007, Andrew Barber, then 26, turned his passion for music into Fake Shore Drive, a blog focused on all things Chicago hip-hop. Four years later, he left his lucrative advertising job to pursue bloggi...

Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

November 6, 2017

It’s rigid and bureaucratic—and without help, many writers will never break into the restrictive literary process, according to Kayla Ancrum.But instead of rolling over and accepting what she finds to...

Black Violin mixes hip-hop and classical to create a unique sound that has garnered the duo musical success.

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

November 6, 2017

Black Violin is all about subverting stereotypes. The hip-hop/classical fusion duo of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist/vocalist Wil Baptiste is a disruption all its own. It is certainly unexpected th...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

Party king Andrew W.K. will play Oct. 21 at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. 

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

October 16, 2017

Known for his early 2000s hits “Party Hard,” “She is Beautiful” and “We Want Fun,” prolific party animal Andrew W.K., whose full name is Andrew Wikles-Krier, quickly branched out from his unique ...

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