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‘Birdman’ a soaring comeback for Michael Keaton

‘Birdman’ a soaring comeback for Michael Keaton

November 3, 2014

Everybody loves a great comeback story—stars such as Robert Downey Jr. and Betty White have done just that, disappearing from the spotlight and reemerging in roles that reenergize their careers. Now it...

Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Patients may soon be getting medical cannabis prescriptions filled in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman if three Illinois Grown Medicine dispensaries are permitted to open in those neighborhoods. Illinois G...

Notable Native: Mike Krumlauf

Notable Native: Mike Krumlauf

By Features Editor

October 28, 2014

Independent Chicago filmmaker and Edgewater resident Mike Krumlauf is making a coming-of-age film for the LGBTQ community and looking to Kickstarter, a crowdsourcing website, to raise $30,000 for hi...

Chicago Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years | The Columbia Chronicle

October 13, 2014

The Chicago Film Festival Celebrates its 50th anniversary from Oct 9 - Oct 23. The Chronicle got up close and personal with a couple of key players in this years festival.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more ...

David Fincher strikes a nerve with ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher strikes a nerve with ‘Gone Girl’

October 13, 2014

“Gone Girl” opens with Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) laying her head on the chest of her husband, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Nick narrates that he wants to bash in his wife’s head to see what is going o...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

September 29, 2014

After actor Liam Neeson’s formulaic performances in critically panned, but financially successful action flicks such as “Taken” and “Non-Stop,” his new role in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”...

UIC Flames shutout Chicago State Cougars

By Nader Ihmoud

April 16, 2013

The University of Illinois-Chicago Flames baseball team dominated the Chicago State University Cougars limiting them to two hits during a 6-0 shutout victory on April 16 at Les Miller Field.Sophomore pitcher Brian Evak is credited with the win. Evak held the Cougars hitless over three innings on the mound. The Flames used seven different pitchers to keep the Cougars at bay.“Defense is a key to UIC,” junior catcher Jaco...

The place that had everything

By Trevor Ballanger

January 30, 2012

The Illinois mall that provided the setting for the famous Blues Brothers’ car chase scene is slated to be demolished.After being abandoned for more than 30 years, the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Ill., has weathered its last winter—barely.  Demolition contracts have been processed for the site and will be underway later this January. Though the demolition itself hasn’t yet started, preliminary steps have begun. Fencin...

Lakota sounds in the city

By Sophia Coleman

October 2, 2011

Growing up fast is nothing new for Frank Waln, 22, founder of Nake Nula Waun, a Native-American hip-hop band based in Parmalee, S.D. With most of his life spent on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, he was surrounded by violence and poverty.But with all of the negativity clouding his life, he created something positive. Waln and three friends—co-founder and vocalist Dre Easter; 26, vocalist Kodi DeNoyer, 21; and vocalist Thomas...

Big Ten, Fox Sports together for six seasons

By Etheria Modacure

November 29, 2010

It all started on June 12, when the University of Nebraska was approved to join the Big Ten Conference beginning July 1, 2011. Shortly after, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, was chosen as the site of the conference’s first championship game on Dec. 3, 2011.Now the Big Ten has partnered with Fox Sports to televise the first five conference championship games from 2011 through 2016. The deal was ma...

‘Jackass-3D’ creators wax poetic on three-dimensional bodily fluids

By Contributing Writer

October 17, 2010

by: Sean Lechowicz, Contributing WriterThe Chronicle had the chance to mix it up and chat with Johnny Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine of “Jackass 3-D”, which opened on Oct. 15. They elaborated on the willingness of the crew to reassemble and once again ravage their bodies for our entertainment’s sake. Knoxville and company jumped at the opportunity to take the mayhem into the 3-D realm.The Chronicle: Whose idea was...

Laughs, limbs abound in zombie musical

By Contributing Writer

October 17, 2010

by: Amanda Murphy, Contributing WriterBreaking up is difficult, especially when your boyfriend just turned into a zombie and is trying to eat you. What does a person do to deal with such a dilemma? Break into song and dance, of course. “Musical of the Living Dead” is an original musical performed by the Cowardly Scarecrow Theater Company. It’s a “zom com,” or zombie comedy, complete with an original soundtrack, romance,...

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