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Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

December 5, 2019

This year, rather than skipping along to a caroling tune, some local musicians and fans may find the Christmas cheer in a hardcore holiday celebration that melds Christmas lights, punk-rock instrume...

Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

By Kevin Tiongsonn

February 23, 2018

Superchunk’s new album What A Time To Be Alive starts with healthy self-awareness right off the bat: “What a time to be alive/we can’t pretend to be surprised,” howls guitarist and lead vocalis...

Editor’s Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

May 1, 2017

The April 25 announcement of an interim chair of the Cinema and Television Arts Department may have come as a surprise to faculty and staff who didn’t even know of the new department’s existence....

‘Desert’ rocker comes to concrete jungle

‘Desert’ rocker comes to concrete jungle

April 17, 2017

From being a drummer in major rock bands to opening his own record label, Brant Bjork has been conquering the rock ‘n’ roll music industry. The California native has been performing and writing music sinc...

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

By Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

Everyone has seen the videos from humanitarian organizations featuring starving children in an unnamed sub-Saharan African country who can be fed for weeks for only a few dollars. These types of videos ha...

Christopher ‘Conquered’ first full-length album

Christopher ‘Conquered’ first full-length album

May 9, 2016

Iowa native Christopher Ford began writing music 10 years ago as a way to express emotional experiences.Known for his boisterous, comedic and improvisational live performances and raw lyrics, Ford—better-known as Ch...

Neo-Nazi punks  raise hell in indie  thriller ‘Green Room’

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

February 8, 2016

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee—one of the newest Strategic Plan implementation committees—has been formed by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, according to a Jan. 28 email from Kim to faculty and sta...

Lil Tits lets ‘Freak Flag’ fly

Lil Tits lets ‘Freak Flag’ fly

February 1, 2016

With vocals nearly as loud and intense as its backing instruments, Chicago band Lil Tits is fighting “girl band” stereotypes. The group’s signature punk sound has been described as everything from “...

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

September 28, 2015

Wake up, Green Day fans—September is ending, which means the “American Idiot” musical is entering its final month in Chicago. “American Idiot,” by theater collective The Hypocrites, will run throug...

Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

October 20, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival is set to take place Oct. 25–Nov. 9 at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and in multiple downtown locations.Corrina Lesser, associate director of Progr...

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