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The West Loop library branch, 122 N. Aberdeen St., opened on Jan. 17 and puts emphasis on serving all ages. 

New library branch opens in West Loop

February 5, 2019

Libraries can be silent and boring to some, but with advanced technology in addition to hard-copy books, the West Loop library is breaking tradition.On Jan. 17, the West Loop Chicago Public Library branc...

Columbia should not abandon analog photography

A reenactor rides a horse at the 2017 Neshaminy State Park Civil War Reenactment in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Made with 35mm film, this image was part of a larger project documenting the annual event.

By Mike Rundle

September 10, 2018

When I began taking photos, I shot digital. When I learned how to make photos, I shot film. Film taught me to appreciate photography as more than just capturing frames of action. Photography is an art form...

Desiree Jones of Woodlawn applies a product at the Glossier pop-up shop Aug. 28. Large mirrors and great lighting help customers when sampling the range of products offered by the New York City-based beauty brand.

Glossier pops up to highlight Chicago diversity

September 4, 2018

A new pop-up shop in the West Loop by New York-based Glossier showcases diverse artwork to give Chicago customers an interactive experience of the company.Glossier has become a notable name in the beaut...

Bad Axe Throwing, 165 N Loomis St., hosts a corporate party for Cardno ChemRisk, an engineering consultant company, March 29.

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Survey says: faculty displeased

Survey says: faculty displeased

October 2, 2017

Results from a new full-time faculty survey reveal that a majority of faculty members are dissatisfied with Columbia’s professional development funding, administrative leadership and current salaries....

Authentic Italian polenta meets American fast dining

Camillo Villa, head chef at The Polenta Bar.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

May 1, 2017

The smell of fresh pesto wafts from the kitchen as Emile Chalouhi and Camillo Villa huddle over the stainless steel kitchen island, weighing ingredients on a small scale and exchanging banter in Italian...

Chap Chae from Amitabul at 6207 N Milwaukee Ave. in Jefferson Park.

The ethnic side of veganism: Chicago offers so many meatless choices, you’ll never get bored

March 3, 2017

It’s midday and stomachs are grumbling for lunch. For those who follow a vegan diet, finding food at restaurants can be difficult, but less so in Chicago. The city boasts more than 40 vegan restaurants ...

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

Participants at Bad Axe Throwing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, learn how to throw axes  with help from the axe throwing coach, which acts as the host of the party group.


September 8, 2016

When Chris Bowles found out he was expected to throw axes for amusement, he was terrified. But after getting trained by an axe throwing coach and learning the safety rules, the fun began at Bad Axe Throwing...

Riot Fest founder fights alderman for place in Humboldt Park

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the summer's music festivals approach, music lovers are busy trying to secure their spots at Pitchfork and Lollapalooza.Some are even turning to overpriced online ticket sellers in a last-ditch effort to join their pals to see some of the season’s biggest acts.But not everyone is excited about the upcoming festivities. As reported in the article on Page 38, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward) is trying to push one of th...

Walk Score ranks Chicago sixth most-walkable city

Walkable Cities

By Lauren Johnson

April 27, 2015

Chicago has been ranked the sixth most-walkable city in the U.S. by Walk Score, an organization run by real estate company Redfin that tracks and promotes walkable cities. A study released April 7 by Wal...

Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and one half of the comedy duo “Flight of the Conchords” Jemaine Clement star as vampires learning to deal with the mundane modern world in the vampire film “What We Do in the Shadows,” which was released in the U.S. after a crowdfunding campaign.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

March 2, 2015

The inevitable string of vampire comedies has a long list of failures: Nicolas Cage’s ill-conceived “Vampire’s Kiss,” Eddie Murphy’s hack job “Vampire in Brooklyn,” the “Scary Movie” creat...

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