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Hugh Lee is a Class Act

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Bad Axe Throwing, 165 N Loomis St., hosts a corporate party for Cardno ChemRisk, an engineering consultant company, March 29.

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., brings together performances in coordination with other local theatre companies.

Month of Theater offers ‘backstage pass’ to Belmont Theater District

October 10, 2017

Chicago’s theater scene is more or less the envy of the country, said Jeremy Wechsler, artistic director of Theater Wit in Lakeview, and the city needs to showcase its talent.Throughout October, the ...

Tiny Boots, announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, will give free child care to Illinois veterans attending counseling, medical appointments or job interviews through a partnership with the YWCA.

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

Faculty’s art installation to  be featured in CTA station

Faculty’s art installation to be featured in CTA station

November 28, 2016

As one offour artists selected by the Chicago Transit Authority, a Columbia adjunct professor will participate in the creation of new art installations for several train stops across the city. Matthew Wilson, adjunct professor in the Art & Art History Department was assigne...

Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, is one of the last independent feminist bookstores in the country. 

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

September 12, 2016

Local independent bookstores are expressing frustration with online shipping giant Amazon’s plans for a brick-and-mortar bookstore set to open in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2017.The owners of...

Dogs and their owners can visit SIT Social, a dog lounge opening in Lakeview at 3920 N. Ashland Ave. on May 14. 

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...

The “look” for the Strut Your Cut Charity Fashion Show in 2015 was “Reality Meets Fantasy,” and it was the first year the show was held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 

Fashion show to ‘Strut’ in Boystown

March 28, 2016

Showcasing the latest spring hair and fashion trends and raising funds for Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, Strut Your Cut Productions will entertain Boystown and Chicago residents with its...

Exhibit showcases Alzheimer’s through art

The exhibit, titled “William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory,

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 22, 2016

Artist William Utermohlen spent the final years of his life creating art after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995.That artwork has since been brought in by Pamela Ambrose, director of Cul...

Submit to the superficial: The do’s and don’ts of dating app pictures

By Associate Editor

February 9, 2016

If you’ve used dating apps like “Tinder,” “Grindr” or “HER” you know better than anyone that first impressions can mean everything.Users have only a few seconds to grab the attention of their potential true loves or they will “swipe left” and continue searching. Good looks may only be skin deep but choosing the right photos to grab other users’ attention is crucial to dating app success.It can happen t...

20% Theatre aims to change stats with women-centric plays

Jonas (Dan Cobbler) proposes to Hope (Pamela Mae Davis) in “Fugue“ as Christopher (Noah Laufer) looks on.

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 12, 2015

More than a decade ago, 20 percent of working professionals in the theatre arts were women, according to a 2002 study by the New York Council of the Arts. The 20% Theatre Company Chicago has been trying to...

Storytelling event brings diverse audience to Boystown

OUTspoken co-founder Art Johnston said he has been a gay activist since the ‘70s and has seen many amazing changes in that time.

By Copy Chief

October 12, 2015

“OUTspoken” is an LGBT storytelling night held at the Sidetrack bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., the first Tuesday of every month. Its most recent event was held Oct. 6.The concept for the “OUTspoken”...

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