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Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

REVIEW: ‘Naked Magicians’ shower Chicago with horny magic

March 15, 2017

Winter Storm Stella hit Chicago March 14, but that was not the only impressive sight for wide eyes and social media posts. Full-on nudity, professional trickery and the gracious hot bods of Mike Tyler and ...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

Sexy magic, naked bodies, Aussie accent: ‘Naked Magicians’ strip for ChicAHgo

March 13, 2017

Christopher Wayne was eating fish tacos at a restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts when a group of older women stopped to give him and Mike Tyler a slice of their birthday cake. The duo from Brisbane,...

Approximately seven students shared their concerns with college administrators and faculty about the recently proposed department merges during a Feb. 21 student forum.

Students voice concerns at sparse proposal forum

February 27, 2017

During a student forum for feedback on proposed departmental mergers, senior cinema art and science major Lorenzo Leyva questioned whether it would be beneficial to combine the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. “I acknowledge that TV is evolving into a more cinema...

Chicago artist and 2004 fine arts alumnus Nate Otto has artwork displayed all the city, but his most notable work is with the Chicago internet company Basecamp. He designed a character for the company’s app and website and also painted a mural in their West Loop headquarters. 

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

November 21, 2016

After a shocking presidential election Nov. 8, Nate Otto said he wondered if he should carry the responsibility of responding to the country’s new political status through his artwork.A Chicago-based...

Body positive workshop wants women to feel like ‘bombshells’

Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio, will be the instructor for a plus-size only pole dancing workshop intended as a safe space for plus size women to feel comfortable with themselves. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 3, 2016

A local pole dancing studio will include plus-size women in its mission of body positivity with the studio’s upcoming plus-size only workshop.Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio in Beve...

Halftime from the Sideline

The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

April 13, 2015

The story has been told time and time again, and the injuries have occurred time and time again, but it’s not about how many times Derrick fell. It’s about how many times Derrick rose.Criticism wa...

Halftime from the Sideline

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

How we learn about sex and relationships

Sex education influences teens’ knowledge, activity

March 30, 2015

Let’s talk about sex. Young adults learn about sex from a handful of different sources, but research suggests teachers rather than parents are now the most common givers of “the talk” for adolesc...

His airness reaches 52 years, not points

By Copy Chief

February 23, 2015

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine wore a “Space Jam” jersey during this year’s NBA dunk competition, but should have carried a sign around that said “Happy Birthday” to the real dunk champion and the man who wore the jersey best, especially in the iconic 1996 Looney Toons-starring film—Chicago hero Michael Jordan.His airness—the man who jumped from the free throw line, double-clutched a ball palmed in his righ...

Chloe Streif, co-captain of the Quidditch team, practices drills to get the team prepped for future tournaments.

Quidditch soars at Columbia

February 16, 2015

The broomsticks are up and flying as the Renegades Quidditch team has taken off.  Co-captain Connor McCluskey, a junior audio arts & acoustics major, started the team last fall and is ready to lead it to...

Seven Harry Potter books in just 70 minutes

By Dannis Valera

November 26, 2012

70 minutes, seven Harry Potter books. This is the tagline of Potted Potter, a parody of the Harry Potter series by former BBC TV hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner.The parody duo first met in 2005 when Clarkson needed a partner to do a show for the midnight launch of the sixth book—the first five books in five minutes. He found Turner as he was performing on the streets of London.“That’s the kind of style I wa...

Magic and mystery, Chicago’s history

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, come one, come all to see the spectacle and wonder that Chicago’s magic history revealed.From the full service magic shop, Magic Inc., 5082 N. Lincoln Ave., to one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants, O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, it is no secret that sleight of hand is alive and well in the city.“[The magic scene] is very strong,” said Jay Collen, a magician and demonst...

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