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Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

Eric Gebow, a Blue Man performer, spoke after the Blue Man Group's Oct. 5 performance at the Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted St.

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

Initiative works to eliminate HIV in most-affected group

Initiative works to eliminate HIV in most-affected group

October 2, 2017

When Erik Glenn, executive director of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, first came to Chicago when he was 22, he knew almost nothing about HIV. He was a gay, sexually active man who assumed he had alrea...

Seven-piece indie rock band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die released its third full-length album, Always Foreign, Sept. 29.

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

October 2, 2017

David Bello, vocalist for The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, once existentially crooned “Just trying to find a way out to a city so big/That it is bound to keep your s...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

College athletes need an alternative to the NCAA

October 2, 2017

Corruption, extortion and exploitation are nothing new to the competitive world of sports, but the big money in college-level sports has created an environment and culture that damages students’ educa...

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‘No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to dine’

October 2, 2017

After walking Through a literal hole in the wall past the identity scanners and security cameras, I sat in the Cone of Silence, scanning my surroundings for hidden weapons and watching satellites soar...

Canadian electronic music duo Zeds Dead will perform Oct. 21 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Zeds Dead to bring ‘Northern Lights’

September 18, 2017

After changing its name, hosting sponsored basement dance parties, releasingmultiple EPs, embarking on a couple tours and starting its own record label, Zeds Dead has proven itself to be more than a quot...

The Mark Vend. Co. vending machines in Columbia buildings have QR codes and a telephone number to send in snack suggestions.  

Sugar tax, vending machines influence student diets

September 11, 2017

Columbia Students returned to school to find limited healthy options in vending machines and a new Cook County sugar tax. Farmer’s Fridge—a vending machine company that provided healthy options such as sandwiches and salads for students in Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. an...

A penguin takes an early morning swim at the Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove in Lincoln Park Zoo. 2001 N. Clark St. Thursday, Sept. 7.

Love lives of penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo captivate readers

September 11, 2017

Pilchard was devastated when Robben broke up with him and he would haunt their former home only to be shooed away by Robben’s new partner Preston. After wallowing in his loneliness, Pilchard found a f...

Jefferson Park can become model for new Chicago

Jefferson Park can become model for new Chicago

By Tyra Bosnic

September 5, 2017

A fierce debate over affordable housing in Jefferson Park began Jan. 26 when Ald. John Arena (45th Ward) revealed plans for a 100-unit, mixed-income apartment building. This development would bring affor...

A home away from home

A home away from home

By James Firkins

May 8, 2017

When I first arrived in America, I was speechless. While that was in part an effect of the tall buildings, it was due largely to the fact I had lost my voice from singing at the going-away party I had a couple ...

Turns out, you can pick your family

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

May 8, 2017

On my daily commute, I walk past an abandoned school. The yard has always had grass growing, but recently, bright yellow dandelions started popping up. These flowers were some of my favorites when I was...

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