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Tina Fey, who plays Kim Baker in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” lunched with author Kim Barker prior to taking on the role. 

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Prior to becoming the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune in 2004, Kim Barker worked for The Seattle Times. 

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

The Logan Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  

Art imitates life imitates art at ‘Flick Lit’

October 12, 2015

A group of Chicago writers and artists known as Underdog Collective will bring “Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers,” a live storytelling event that combines performers’ narrat...

Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

Renegades shortstop Victor Gonzalez makes a catch. The team will begin the Spring 2015 season in April.

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The Renegades baseball team is thawing from winter break and getting ready for its upcoming Spring 2015 season. Corbin Merriman and Toby Pechner, two of the three co-captains of the baseball team, are excited and op...

Jack Greenleaf (right) primarily works alone on New York City-based Sharpless, occasionally bringing in friend Montana Levy (left) for backup vocals and musical support.

Sharpless crosses gap from one-man project to stage

November 19, 2014

Jack Greenleaf is not afraid to admit his admiration for Taylor Swift.When Swift released Red in 2012, she left the country genre for the pop sphere. Some saw this as a betrayal of her roots, but Greenle...

Concert survey categorizes concert-goers

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Are you a Plugged-Indie or a Tag-Along?Bandsintown, a Facebook and smartphone concert discovery application, commissioned a survey through Insight Strategy Group with noteworthy results regarding the ticket buying habits andpsychological tendencies of live music fans.Julien Mitelberg, CEO of Bandsintown and its parent company, Cellfish Media, said the survey was occasioned by a lack of data concerning how consumers find concer...

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