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Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

Fundraiser educates, empowers those in underdeveloped countries

Fundraiser educates, empowers those in underdeveloped countries

September 29, 2017

Women gathered in Wicker Park Sept. 28 to raise money and awareness for reusable menstrual hygiene kits that the group Days for Girls provides for women who cannot easily obtain these hygiene products.D...

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

Local web series to depict needed representation, friendship

Local web series to depict needed representation, friendship

February 6, 2017

To combat media’s historically heavy focus on straight, white characters, the creators of the “Brown Girls” web series say they aim to bring humorous and touching stories of friendship told by women, pe...

Chicago-based artist showcases gender, sexuality at first solo exhibition

Chicago-based artist showcases gender, sexuality at first solo exhibition

January 30, 2017

Jessie Mott has always had a passion for art, dating back to childhood. Her goal in high school was to attend New York University and earn a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.  Once there, Mott drew, pa...

Wicker Park, Bucktown plant ‘greener’ neighorhoods

Wicker Park, Bucktown plant ‘greener’ neighorhoods

December 5, 2016

In an effort to replace trees killed by a beetle infestation, 86 new ones were planted in Bucktown and Wicker Park, according to a Nov. 3 press release from The Silverman Group Inc., a Chicago public relatio...

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

November 21, 2016

After a shocking presidential election Nov. 8, Nate Otto said he wondered if he should carry the responsibility of responding to the country’s new political status through his artwork.A Chicago-based...

Chicago Plays! to finish a year early

Chicago Plays! to finish a year early

October 31, 2016

Nearly four years after launching the Chicago Plays! playground initiative, 327 playgrounds will have been repaired or built in the city by this December, according to an Oct. 17 press release from Mayor...

DEPS hosts an exhibition titled “#InHonor” | The Columbia Chronicle

September 12, 2016

The DEPS Alumni Residency Exhibition “#InHonor” showcases the work of Columbia College alumnus Ervin Alex Johnson.Johnson is the second individual selected for the Annual C33 Gallery Alumni Residency.A reception for th...

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

April 11, 2016

The closing of Rapid Transit Cycleshop last February deflated the city’s cycling community like air rushing out of a flat tire.However, just weeks later, Justyna Frank and Chris Stodder, the husband an...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

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