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The Chronicle's guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

March 28, 2020

With no definite end to social distancing or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide "stay-at-home" mandate in sight and Columbia classes suspended for another week, finding ways to entertain yoursel...

Originally founded in Ohio, The Exchange expanded to carry other forms of physical media and now has over 30 locations across four different states.

The Exchange: an odyssey for hard-to-find pop culture items

January 28, 2020

Walking around Milwaukee Avenue, MacKenzie Shumsky and Nathan Kornely were looking for different places to shop in Wicker Park when they stumbled upon The Exchange. The couple found something unexpected: ...

Former Tribune food critic Kevin Pang will be the new food editor for The A.V. Club, an entertainment site that has had limited food coverage in the past. 

Former Tribune writer takes bite out of new A.V. Club site

September 6, 2016

Kevin Pang is the kind of person who travels to Japan to try fried chicken. While Pang was a food critic for the Chicago Tribune, he became an expert on ethnic cuisines despite no previous background i...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Bands Elephant Gun and Sheep Numbers attended Berserk Records March 7 album release party to celebrate two new compilation albums and two full album releases.

Berserk Records showcases local indie rock talent at Young Camelot

March 16, 2015

Rock albums on custom cassettes were not the only things dropping at Berserk Records’ March 7 album release party at Young Camelot, 2126 N. Talman Ave. Bands and fans danced until 3 a.m., celebrating th...

Devaluing mainstream futile: it’s not that bad, hipsters

By Opinions Editor

February 16, 2015

The labeling of cultures, genres and even people has been a crucial aspect of American society since before Ponyboy slicked his hair back and called himself a greaser. It is built into the American psyche to quantify, qualify and categorize culture—the 1960s mainstream vs. the counterculture struggle being the most all-encompassing yet old school example of cultural divisions. Today, U.S. popular culture—mainstream o...

Icelandic artist Erró creates collages using pop culture imagery and American comics. He projects the collages onto large-scale canvas and uses acrylic paints to replicate the images. This exhibit is Erró’s first show in Chicago.

Icelandic artist comments on American culture

February 9, 2015

Painted patchworks of colorful American comic book and pop culture excerpts are filling the walls of Mana Contemporary Chicago, an art center located at 2233 S. Throop St., until April 30.The exhibition, “E...

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