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Standup comedian Nick Thune will take his comedy on the road with the “Midwest: Heartland Tour” in October.

Nick Thune shows Midwest love

September 29, 2014

Nick Thune is a comedian from Seattle, Washington, where he was “born young” and “spent his early years growing up,” as he says. Since moving to Los Angeles a decade ago, 34-year-old Thune quickly ma...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

The tapioca boba nicely compliments Bee & Tea’s delicious chicken teriyaki bao, making for a delightful snack.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

Niu B opened in June at 888 S. Michigan Ave. The restaurant puts a contemporary twist on Japanese cuisine.

Niu B Sushi rolls onto Michigan Avenue

September 8, 2014

Casually elegant seating paired with an all-fresh assortment of sushi makes Niu B Sushi an exquisite choice for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts old and new.Not to be confused with its sister location in S...

Anything but Angels

Black Angels

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

Putting on their most comfortable pair of jeans to let loose, Chicago’s mid-lifers gathered Feb. 5 to dance awkwardly to the grooving sounds of The Black Angels at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.On paper, th...

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron co-star in first time writer and director Tom Gormican’s new film “That Awkward Moment” which hit theaters across the United States on Jan. 31. 

An ‘Awkward’ Romantic Comedy

February 3, 2014

Romantic comedy narratives tend to be the most simplistic. Audiences who attend these films generally do not expect Shakespeare. They want predictability and flawed yet endearing characters that become lik...

The Radler, 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave, which opened in December 2013, offers a variety of German dishes. One such delicious dish is the popular Haus Pretzel.

Radler serves up German comfort food

February 3, 2014

A few blocks north of the California Blue Line stop, the Radler, a German restaurant born of chefs Nathan Sears and Adam Hebert, is a warm respite from Chicago’s miserable weather.The Radler opened i...

Fierce, philosophical female emcee Dessa captivates Chi-Town

By Emily Ornberg

January 9, 2013

“Forget the bull in the china shop, there’s a china doll in the bullpen.”Singer/songwriter/emcee Dessa professed this symbolic lyric Jan. 8 during her performance of her track “The Bullpen” at her current tour’s inaugural show at Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. A unique brand of cabaret-meets-hip-hop, Dessa’s delicate rhymes paired with colossal uproars of passionate musicality with salsa, jazz and retro...

‘Holy Motors’’ dizzying narrative will divide audiences

By Sam Flancher

October 22, 2012

The divisiveness of “Holy Motors” was evident at its premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.Met equally with cheers and boos, veteran French director Leos Carax’s film of audacious, polarizing proportions refuses critical consensus. With its grand assemblage of generic elements, “Holy Motors” frustrates as often as it astounds.The film begins with an image of Carax in a dream state as he surveys a movie theate...

‘Looper’ an aesthetically dazzling disappointment

By Sam Flancher

October 1, 2012

The critical and commercial success of 2010’s “Inception” was a refreshing change of pace for many filmgoers. Love it or hate it, the film was something of an anomaly in modern Hollywood—a gamble on an original screenplay in an era of adaptations, sequels and reboots. Though hampered by expositional and structural faults, “Inception” ushered in something new. “Looper,” the latest film from director Rian Johnson (“Br...

Zumba participants dance to stay in shape

By J_Howard

December 13, 2010

The timeless art of dance has survived throughout several centuries. Constant body movement produces fitness benefits, and modern dance-fitness programs have become a trend.At the Lou Conte Dance Studio, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., a mix of hit music, and reggaeton plays loudly throughout the room as participants in the Zumba dance program shimmy and shake to the sound while following the two instructors’ lead. Participants walk off the...

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

By Contributing Writer

October 18, 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...

Candlelight vigil held for recent teen suicides

By Meghan Keyes

October 11, 2010

Members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered in DePaul’s Lincoln Park quad on Oct. 8 to honor teens who recently committed suicide because of harassment. Attendees held candles and listened quietly to speakers tell their stories and encourage people to action, even when the sound system failed and a megaphone was used instead.Nine people were honored during the vigil: Raymond Chase, 19; Tyler Clementi, 18; Cody Barker, 17; Ha...

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