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Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

November 17, 2014

Israeli DJ Eyal Rob visited the college Nov. 11 to give a master class on the music scene in his hometown of Tel Aviv, and the art of sampling traditional media in new music. Rob said a major par...

Former addict finds success on stage

Former addict finds success on stage

September 15, 2014

“Methtacular,” a show that explores the life of a gay man addicted to crystal meth, is gearing up for its final two weeks at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., in Boystown.The one-man show follows the ...

Ultrasound abortion law serves agenda, not women

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 30, 2012

As a young woman, I understand the fear of having a child too early in life. I’m not yet prepared to give up my life in order to raise another. College, jobs, friends, family and my future financial security trump any minute desire to have babies. And trust me, it’s minute.Thankfully, I’ve never had a pregnancy scare with ex-boyfriends nor have any of my close friends. But we all talk about it in hypothetical terms. ...

Solstice space oddity

By Brianna Wellen

November 15, 2010

It’s that time of year again when renditions of “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker” grace Chicago’s stages. For those who would rather dream of ’70s rock icons than sugar plums, a new holiday show has arrived celebrating the winter solstice with all the glitter and glam of Ziggy Stardust.New Millennium Theatre Company’s “The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular Live … From ...

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