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Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

The Handmade Market: One-stop shop for artist-made, ethically-sourced goods

The Handmade Market: One-stop shop for artist-made, ethically-sourced goods

February 16, 2019

For Chicagoans, the Handmade Market is a one-stop shop for handmade and ethically-sourced goods.The market is held at The Empty Bottle,   1035 N. Western Ave., which is generally a live-music venue, organizer Hea...

REVIEW: Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

REVIEW: Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

February 13, 2019

Bold lights, striking movements and bright colors spun their way into Columbia and  amazed the audience during a stunning performance by the Spectrum Dance Theater."The Rambunctious Iteration #3 -  ...

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

December 8, 2018

It is hard to categorize Travis Scott’s performance as a concert. As a member of the audience there are times you feel like you are at an amusement park. The Houston rapper’s “Astroworld: Wish You W...

All Crampus market wants for Christmas is period products

All Crampus market wants for Christmas is period products

December 1, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town, and Aunt Flow is coming with. People looking to get their hands on homemade jewelry, clothing, pottery, pins and more can shop at the second annual Crampus Holiday Market whe...

2 E. 8th replaces Buckingham for fall 2012 student housing

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

A sweet floral scent lingers in the 2 E. 8th St. building’s marble and bronze-plated lobby, inviting Columbia back for five more years of cheaper hospitality in its soon-to-be refurbished dorm rooms.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, signed the $21 million lease Feb. 29, locking in 14 floors for on-campus student housing. The lease period is from fall 2012 through spring 2017, and will replace the current co...

Michelle Williams anything but meek

By Drew Hunt

May 8, 2011

Known for her documentary-esque tales of 20-somethings in transitory funks, Kelly Reichardt explores new ground in her period Western “Meek’s Cutoff,” a harrowing story that represents a substantial stylistic leap forward for the young filmmaker.Along for the ride is Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, who plays Emily, matriarch to a group of pioneers headed west in the year 1845.Based on a real-life incident, mem...

Treasures from decades past

By HermineBloom

March 8, 2010

A long line snaked around the historic Dank Haus German Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave., on Feb. 27 in great anticipation of the first market in Chicago dedicated to selling everything from a mid-century mahogany chest to an ’80s neon frock.However, those who waited in line for what’s referred to as a “pop-up modern flea market” only waited about 20 minutes before arriving at the fifth floor ballroom, which w...

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