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Review: 'Da 5 Bloods,' a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

Review: ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

June 19, 2020

It’s been approximately 32 hours since I sat down in front of a small screen to watch Spike Lee’s newest film, “Da 5 Bloods,” which was both strikingly familiar and entirely unexpected. ...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Redmoon to host under 21 Halloween party

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 25, 2015

Students are invited to join 1,000 other teenagers from around Chicago to dress up as someone or something else and put a spin on the typical Halloween at "Skelebration."Redmoon, a Pilsen-based theater located at 2120 S. Jefferson St., will host its annual Halloween party. Previously an event for families, this year's "Skelebration" will be open exclusively to teenagers.“In years past, 'Skelebration' has been for young...

Streets from Wabash Avenue to Lake Shore Drive were closed off for NBC’s “Chicago Fire” Oct. 7–9. “ Chicago Fire” is one of many shows that take place and film scenes in Chicago, providing jobs for city residents on set and on camera.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

October 12, 2015

The first time sophomore theatre major Will Bruce was on set as an extra on NBC’s “Chicago PD,” he was approached by principal actor Jason Beghe, who struck up an unexpected conversation with him, wh...

Olivia Cygan, who plays the lead Chris and Jordan Brodess who plays Hugo, play two teenage neighbors in “Feathers and Teeth.”

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

Members of the SaveColumbia coalition protest the finalization of the Strategic Plan outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 1. The group demanded a meeting with the college’s administration.

Students sit in, Kim slips out

May 4, 2015

Officers from the Chicago Police Department lined the lobby of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as the six remaining participants of the SaveColumbia coalition’s May 1 protest outside the president’s of...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Spike Lee announces feature film ‘Chiraq,’ Emanuel up in arms

By Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee announced this month that he would be shooting his next feature film “Chiraq” here in Chicago.The film, made for Amazon Studios, will emphasize the subject of “black-on-black violence” and how it affects communities on the South Side, according to an April 15 Chicago Tribune report. Lee plans to focus on the Englewood neighborhood, which is considered to be one of the city’s most...

Christopher Flint, founder of Infiniteach, a digital learning platform designed to meet the educational needs of children with autism, spoke at the “Game Changers” event.

Educational technology startups find ways to improve CPS

March 2, 2015

With education being a major issue in Chicago’s current political firestorm, politicians, residents and civic organizations are seeking new solutions to age-old problems. An event called “Game Changer...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith performing

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

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