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Post Animal brings psychedelic-rock to modern age

Post Animal brings psychedelic-rock to modern age

By Olivia Deloian

September 16, 2018

Chicago-based band Post Animal has left its mark on the local music scene with its unique take on modern psychedelic rock. The band's debut album When I Think of You in a Castle was released April 20, bring...

Professor selected vice president of American Humor Association

Professor selected vice president of American Humor Association

September 10, 2018

Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department Associate Professor Teresa Prados-Torreira brings scholarly humor into the classroom with her new position as vice president of the American Humor Studies Association. AHSA is an organization dedicated to the study of American...

What do ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ ‘Rugrats,’ The Beatles have in common?

What do ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ ‘Rugrats,’ The Beatles have in common?

November 13, 2017

As a kid who frequented the local movie theater on Saturday afternoons, Ron Campbell grew up fascinated by cartoons. At the time, Campbell did not understand what exactly cartoons were before having an epiph...

Series educates faculty on legal obligations in the classroom

Series educates faculty on legal obligations in the classroom

March 3, 2017

Faculty members learned about legal policies that apply to the classroom including educational policies regarding discrimination, harassment and privacy during the second “LegalToolkit for the Inclusive Classroom” session. The first of the two sessions was hosted in the 1104 S. W...

Miniature Tigers not so small anymore

Miniature Tigers not so small anymore

By Weston Pagano

May 5, 2014

Having originally met through Myspace, the indie-pop quartet Miniature Tigers comes from humble beginnings and was named one of the 25 best bands on the social network site by Rolling Stone in 2006. Miniature T...

Where the Wild Families are

Where the Wild Families are

February 3, 2014

A Family is a group of individuals who are affiliated by birth, marriage or a nurtured kinship. However dysfunctional, supportive, or awkward they may be—we all have a group of whack-jobs to call our own.W...

Yoko No-no

By Sophia Coleman

December 3, 2012

Exploiting the legacy of John Lennon is commonplace for Yoko Ono, but this time she’s taken it too far with her new fashion line inspired by her late husband’s naughty bits.Ono launched her debut collection, “Fashions for Men: 1969–2012,” Nov. 27 in New York for global retailer Opening Ceremony. She told Women’s Wear Daily that her inspirations included Lennon’s “very sexy bod” and his most admired attributes, which based ...

Record Row remembered

By Amanda Murphy

February 20, 2012

On any day in the early 1950s, South Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak roads radiated with the music of the Mississippi Delta. Top recording artists crowded the restaurants and walked the Cadillac-lined streets, bringing music like gospel, jazz, soul and blues to the ears of anyone who wanted to listen. This was Record Row.It was a time when African-American musicians were finally able to be heard by a wide audience. Men...

Helmets go head to head in study

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

If it’s new, it must be better.But, playing organized football with 21st-century headgear may offer no more protection against concussion than old fashioned leatherheads.A study published on Nov. 4 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, titled “Impact Test Comparison of 20th and 21st Century American Football Helmets,” found that the risk of head injury while wearing vintage leather helmets has not been improved upon by ...

‘Nowhere Boy’ a strong but unsuccessful effort

By Drew Hunt

October 10, 2010

It is both a strange wonder and a great blessing that Hollywood has yet to roll out a Beatles biopic. Although it probably has more to do with stringent copyright laws than anything else, it’s encouraging to know an unauthorized feature film of the Fab Four has yet to come to fruition.Although biopics such as “Ray” are popular and often critically acclaimed, they rarely offer any new or original insight on their subjects. “I’m Not There,” the Bob Dylan film written and directed by Todd Haynes, comes close to r...

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