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Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

April 28, 2014

After driving cross-country in 2012 to inspire cancer patients, one Columbia student is at it again. But this time, instead of going in a car or van, he is traveling on two wheels. In the summer of 2012, Evan Bartlett, senior cinema art + science major, and two of his friends d...

Free Sunday parking may end soon

Free Sunday parking may end soon

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 21, 2014

Free Sunday parking may come to a halt in parts of the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods if Mayor Rahm Emanuel heeds several aldermen’s concerns.Emanuel introduced the par...

CTA un-fare increases

By Editorial Board

December 3, 2012

The Chicago Transit Authority announced in a Nov. 20 press release that it hopes to close its $165 million budget deficit by raising the price for transit passes, trips from O’Hare and the reduced fare used by children, seniors and people with disabilities, effective mid-January. Base cash fare for rail and buses will remain the same.One-day passes will increase from $5.75 to $10, three-day passes will go from $14 to $20, seven-day pass...

“Boobs of the Dead” combines zombies and burlesque

By Dannis Valera

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women."Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque" is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of "The Walking Dead," and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays wit...

Blood, babes in zombie burlesque

By Alex Stedman

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women.“Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque” is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of “The Walking Dead,” and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays...

“Chicago Rot” begins filming its dark love-letter

By Sophia Coleman

November 21, 2011

A brute force tragedy is brewing in the gritty depths of our beloved city.As previously reported by The Chronicle on Sept. 6, “Chicago Rot,” an indie horror-thriller, vowed to deliver a “dark love-letter” that the “Rot” crew said will break the preconceived boundaries of the independent film scene.Three filmmakers—director Dorian Weinzimmer, producer Jeremy Vranich and Brant McCrea, co-writer and lead actor—have rounded up...

E-cigarettes not just blowing smoke

By Katy Nielsen

February 14, 2011

They light up without lighters and people exhale what looks like smoke, but these cigarettes are tobacco-free and the smoke released is water vapor.Electronic cigarettes have received a lot of media attention lately, but few stores in Chicago sell the product, among them Mr. Smoke, 2250 N. Lincoln Ave., and 21st Century Smoking, 2516 N. Lincoln Ave. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the product.Accord...

Hope for Harvey

By HermineBloom

November 1, 2010

A large, eggshell blue sign still reads “Hardy Shoes” in white letters, but there is no enclosed space, as two of its walls have long since deteriorated. The ground is littered with weeds and debris and only a few fragile ceiling beams are visible, allowing the sun to cascade light on truly tragic urban decay—or the state of 80,000-square-foot Dixie Square mall in Harvey, Ill., for the past 30 years.The south suburban mall at 151st...

Undead inspire the unfit

By HermineBloom

January 25, 2010

For those who feel threatened by a zombie apocalypse in 2012, learning how to scale walls and jump over large, urban hurdles are useful skills to acquire in the event of ending up in an epic, bloody scene out of a classic horror film.Rich Gatz, 28-year-old attorney and parkour practitioner, uses his fear of the undead as motivation when it comes to functional fitness, which is why he and his business partner Jesse Randall foun...

‘Zombieland’ creates several cultural parallels

By David Orlikoff

October 12, 2009

As a society we have come to view certain films as timeless. The Wizard of Oz is as current in some households as the latest Disney venture.  Perhaps that’s because it’s a fantasy film and a witch or winged monkey looks no different in 1939 than 2009. But that doesn’t explain how films like Casablanca and Citizen Kane remain important generations after their historical ramifications have receded to mere tremors.As a medium...

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