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Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

October 2, 2019

Vintage 6000-series trains took passengers for a historic ride through the Loop in honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Oct. 1. Built between 1950 and 1959, the vintage trains have not hosted the publi...

Wind up this weekend for an automatons auction

Wind up this weekend for an automatons auction

August 23, 2019

Vintage animatronics will be auctioned off for anywhere between hundreds to thousands of dollars Saturday at a North Center auction house. North Center’s local auction house Potter &...

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

By Kendrah Villiesse

October 17, 2016

A '20s-themed dinner event filled with flapper dresses and pinstriped suits will help celebrate Housing Forward's 25th anniversary and raise money for the social service organization."Mystery & Mayhe...

New security background checks lack Google search

New security background checks lack Google search

May 2, 2016

Google searches are available to anyone with internet access and can provide information that Columbia’s background checks of prospective hires do not. The college’s recent hiring of six new watch commander...

My Gold Mask works anxiety in new album

My Gold Mask works anxiety in new album

January 25, 2016

With its raw, emotional lyrics and synthetic electronic beats, electronic post-punk band My Gold Mask has garnered a loyal following in Chicago. The band’s second full-length studio album, ANXIOUS U...

The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

April 13, 2015

The story has been told time and time again, and the injuries have occurred time and time again, but it’s not about how many times Derrick fell. It’s about how many times Derrick rose.Criticism wa...

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Alumnus breathes easy with first feature

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 3, 2012

Many artists draw inspiration from life experiences, but few find heroes living next door. This experience so moved one Columbia alumnus that it became the subject of his first feature-length documentary.“Miracle on South Street: The Julie D. Story,” by Giancarlo Iannotta, a 2011 film & video alumnus, follows the experience of his neighbor, then-19-year-old Julie D’Agostino, and her family’s push through her near-f...

Neuroscience of creativity

By Emily Fasold

March 11, 2012

Painters, designers, architects and other creative individuals are typically thought of as “right-brained.” But a new study from the University of Southern California suggests that creativity may require more logical “left brain” thinking thanpreviously thought.The study, published online last month in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, showed that while the right brain does the bulk of the hea...

Bucktown business brings luxury

By Amanda Murphy

January 30, 2012

In the ultra trendy neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown, consignment shops and vintage boutiques aren’t a rarity. But much like its location, Luxury Garage Sale, a wholesaler, etailer and occasional retailer of designer clothing, is a little more off the map than its counterparts.Luxury Garage Sale, 1646 N. Bosworth Ave., has been successfully selling its designer consignment items since November 2010. Owners Brielle...

Barrelhouse Flat takes patrons back to the Prohibition era

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

During the Great Depression, there were thousands of speakeasies in Chicago. Though illegal, they gave the deprived public exactly what it needed: a strong cocktail and a place to escape.Now that the country has fallen into a recession, people may be searching for something similar when it comes to the drinking scene—a bar that provides a sense of adventure and excitement similar to the roaring ’20s.Granted part of the e...

Michelle Williams anything but meek

By Drew Hunt

May 8, 2011

Known for her documentary-esque tales of 20-somethings in transitory funks, Kelly Reichardt explores new ground in her period Western “Meek’s Cutoff,” a harrowing story that represents a substantial stylistic leap forward for the young filmmaker.Along for the ride is Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, who plays Emily, matriarch to a group of pioneers headed west in the year 1845.Based on a real-life incident, mem...

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