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Loren Toney, 2019 photography graduate from Columbia, sets up her prints before the event starts Sept. 9.

Nonprofit creates ‘comfort’ space for black visual artists

September 13, 2019

What appears to be a small, one-room house in the middle of Logan Square is actually a nonprofit called Comfort Station, and during the month of September, the inconspicuous little building becomes ho...

Bartender Jason Earl Folks behind the bar at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

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...

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

Nonprofit reduce student debt with volunteer work

By Katherine Savage

October 22, 2018

College graduates share a common goal—to find a job to pay off their mounting student loan debt,  which now exceeds $1.5 trillion in the U.S. A nonprofit group promotes a new way to help pay off the de...

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

October 9, 2018

A new garden coming to Chicago next year will feature a sculpture by late LGBTQ activist and artist Keith Haring, commemorating and continuing  his work in AIDs  education.AIDS Garden Chicago will prov...

Carrie and her dog Kelvin at the Emporium pop-up on Sept.6th, 2018.

Kegs and Canines: Dog-friendly bar gives treats to Logan Square

September 10, 2018

Imagine walking into a bar and being surrounded by dog-themed cocktails, giant fire hydrants and last, but certainly not least, puppies.Adoption center One Tail at a Time and Emporium Popups have teamed ...

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...

Art exhibit promotes better self-image

Art exhibit promotes better self-image

By Miranda Manier

December 4, 2017

Patrons at Logan Square’s Galerie F will be confronted by billboards that are not peddling goods or services but rather a matter-of-fact message plastered across the gallery’s walls in 48 different ...

Herbal Notes is a supper club that serves cannabis-infused meals to educate the public on the benefits of marijuana. 

Chicagoan serves cannabis as conversation changer

December 4, 2017

Growing up in Chicago, Manny Mendoza had two primary interests: smoking pot and cooking.After recreational marijuana became legal in California in November 2016, Mendoza moved to San Diego, combined his t...

A work-in progress mural in Logan Square by artist Sam Kirk.

Logan Square mural remembers neighborhood before gentrification

October 30, 2017

Justine Bayod-Espoz, spokeswoman for community organization Somos Logan Square, remembers a Logan Square from her childhood that was filled with families. It was a safe, comfortable and predominantly L...

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