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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...

Design Museum launches book Kickstarter

Design Museum launches book Kickstarter

By Jonathon Sadowski

September 25, 2017

Tanner Woodford has been on a quest—not to find the Holy Grail or blow up the Death Star—but to answer one enigmatic question since April 2016: “What’s Worth Preserving?”That question is als...

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

September 25, 2017

Students will experiment with several budgeting strategies designed to prepare them for life outside of college during an Oct. 5 event adaptation of the Game of Life. Scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., students will be given the equivalent of a starti...

You Are Beautiful launches hotline art experiment

Matthew Hoffman, creator of the You Are Beautiful art campaign, came to  Columbia on Nov. 5 at the 623 S Wabash building to speak with students. He encourages people get involved by leaving a message on the hotline.


December 14, 2015

If one has a positive message they would like to share with the world, they can do so throughout December in a new art experiment hotline created by the You Are Beautiful art campaign in collaboration...

Designer Matthew Hoffman began the “You Are Beautiful” project in 2002, which has since  spread to every continent. 

‘You Are Beautiful’ artist tells students not to fear failure

November 9, 2015

Matthew Hoffman, creator of the “You Are Beautiful” project, visited Columbia’s Design Department  in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 5 for his talk, titled “Putting Yourself Out There....

Fans make their way to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs and the Cardinals play Tuesday Oct. 13. 

Cubs’ success rubs off on Wrigleyville businesses

October 19, 2015

The Cubs are not the only ones hitting home runs this baseball season. Businesses in the Wrigleyville area are cleaning up as the Cubs’ continue to win.                  Michael Gajos, a ma...

Kokopelli is Wicker Park’s latest Mexican restaurant at 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering a wide variety of menu items featuring modern takes on classic Mexican cuisine.

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman strives to spark creativity and happiness worldwide with his “you are beautiful” mural collection that can be seen around the city.

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

October 20, 2014

Matthew Hoffman, a Chicago-based artist who displays his poetic public art pieces throughout the city, wants to tell the world “You are beautiful.”Hoffman is best known for his series of murals tha...

Gap between rich and poor widens

Information from Brookings Institution 

By Metro Editor

March 3, 2014

In Chicago and other cities nationwide, the gap between the rich and poor is expanding as the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, according to a Feb. 20 Brookings Institution study.The study, t...

Pitchfork promises weekend of indie music, introduces new activities

By Sophia Coleman

July 10, 2012

The season of massive crowds, outdoor art exhibits and great music is upon the city, and one of the most affordable and diverse music festivals is only days away.Pitchfork, an independent music publication, is gearing up for its seventh annual music festival, which takes place in the West Loop at Union Park July 13-15. The line up will feature nearly 50 acts, including popular indie artists such as Feist, Sleigh Bells, Bea...

Gallery showcases wooden sculptures from local artists

By Brian Dukerschein

September 19, 2011

Although wood is one of nature’s most beautiful and versatile materials, in art it is more likely to be cast in the supporting role of a gilded frame than an object of creative expression.The Chicago Urban Arts Society, a nonprofit art gallery and creative center located at 2229 S. Halsted St., hopes to change that perception with the opening of “Wood Worked,” an exhibition featuring wooden sculptures from local arti...

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