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From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Pitchfork Music Festival will celebrate high-profile and local talent July 15–17.

Pitchfork gets 10.0 rating for summer music festival

February 29, 2016

After a whirlwind year, including a buyout from Condé Nast media, Pitchfork and its annual Pitchfork Music Festival have not forgotten their original home in Chicago with the recently announced festival li...

More than 65 percent of Christkindlmarket’s vendors travel from Germany to participate, according to the market’s website.

Christkindlmarket celebrates 20th year sans tree

November 9, 2015

The first Christkindlmarket in Chicago, 411 N. Michigan Ave., took place 20 years ago with just a handful of wooden stands in which patrons could shop. This year, the Christkindlmarket will be hosted a...

Assyrian community protests against ISIS | The Columbia Chronicle

March 16, 2015

About 200 members of Chicago’s Assyrian community gathered at Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St., in the Loop on March 13 to denounce ISIS militants and the killings of Assyrians in their native coun...

Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers’ debut album, Summer in Pain, will be released March 24 after roughly four years of anticipation and recent Soundcloud teases.

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

March 9, 2015

Aside from a couple clips on the Chicago public-access TV show, “Chic-a-Go-Go,” and a few songs he’s recently uploaded to Soundcloud, Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers, who got his nickname as a c...

Los Angeles musician Ariel Pink blows kisses to audience members in his spikey rhinestone stilettos,  Feb. 17 during his sold-out show at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Ariel Pink shows strange on stage

February 23, 2015

On a night when Sleater-Kinney’s reunion show had just as much star power, Chicago’s rock misfits flocked to Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., for the sold-out performance of lo-fi rocker Ariel Pink...

High score for video game programs

Information Courtesy successfulstudent.org

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2015

Columbia is receiving recognition as one of the best game design and game programming colleges in the country. Successful Student, a website that provides college rankings and other higher education inform...

Sound Off: ‘Ultraviolent’ Lana Del Rey footage serves no purpose

By Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson fans were taken by surprise on Nov. 19 after a disturbing video featuring the artists leaked online. The video, directed by “Hostel” filmmaker Eli Roth, depicted a series of horrific scenes alluding to violence.The most alarming scene was a simulated rape of Lana by Roth, who is shown pressing her head down into a pillow and ends after he walks out of sight, cutting to a shot of the singer...

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett is quickly making a name for herself as one of the top indie rockers to watch thanks to her wry lyrics and edgy live performances.

Courtney Barnett lets music do talking for her

November 10, 2014

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after singer/songwriters in the indie music scene. Thanks in part to her raspy vocals and carefree live perfo...

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett re-energized the audience at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on Oct. 27 after San Fermin's disappointing performance.

Metro audience thinks Barnett ‘clever cos she plays guitar’

November 3, 2014

With bubblegum-pop princesses dominating the airwaves, it is easy to forget about edgy female musicians such as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth or Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair, who only needed a guitar an...

White Lung’s anti-sexism stands stumbles on deaf ears

White Lung frontwoman Mish Way screams her way through the band's Sept. 10 set at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave.

By Features Editor

September 15, 2014

Punk rock is making headlines again, but this time, it is not to warn parents of their kids’ impending bad haircuts. At the forefront of the movement is Perfect P--sy frontwoman Meredith Graves, w...

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...

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