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Rachel Myers, who owns StudioUs, which will offer art classes for ages 4 and up at 4806 N. Clark St., said she wants to bring art instruction back to basics.

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

Video game “We Are Chicago” takes on social issues prevalent in Chicago’s South Side.

New video game depicts South Side stories

September 19, 2016

A new video game titled “We Are Chicago” will put South Side violence and poverty on the screens of gamers worldwide.The game, developed by Culture Shock Games, puts players into the shoes of Aaron, a...

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...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

Decks boon to card sharks and barflies alike

By WilliamPrentiss

December 14, 2009

A deck of cards can be used for many games, but a new deck is adding another one to play: barhopping.The new Drink Deck is a complete 52-card deck that boasts a $10 discount for a designated Chicago bar on every card. Each card has a perforated corner that can be torn off and used at the establishment named on the card. The deck is currently on sale on the company’s Web site and other retail locations in the Chicago area,...

Blazing a trail from Seattle to Chicago

By Meryl Fulinara

November 3, 2008

One bike company based in Seattle is bringing its imported European bikes to the Second City.Dutch Bike Co., 651 W. Armitage Ave., just opened its doors on Oct. 18, giving Chicagoans a taste of Europe.Stephan Schier, a company partner, said Dutch Bike Co. had a lot of people in Chicago asking when a store would open up in the Windy City. He said they had a customer from Chicago who flew all the way out to Seattle just to te...

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