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Full Moon Jam offers a different view of Chicago

Kyle Widenski

May 31, 2011


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Chicago hosts many events to satisfy any taste for entertainment. But there's one event that takes place every full moon, which you probably haven't heard of: Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam.Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam (FMJ) is a community gathering where fire spinning enthusiasts and local drummers share the...

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon brings the relaxation

Audrey Plank

May 31, 2011


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Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa was just one of many new businesses to grace the streets of Chicago this past November, with the Cleveland-based salon's new location in Block 37.This salon and spa, open 7 days a week, is not your run-of-the-mill hair-cuttery. The Ladies & Gentlemen offer every client an...

On-campus vegan group to start next fall

Tricia Cathcart

May 31, 2011


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Flexitarian, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan… We've all heard these dietary alternative terms before, but what do they actually mean?DePaul student Ben Austin aims to further inform students on the facts about cutting meat out of their diets. He's spearheading the idea for a new on-campus group tha...

Chicago’s lakefront opens for summer

Celeste Piraino

May 31, 2011


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Blooming tulips and looming finals can only mean one thing … summer vacation is just around the corner. And to top it off, all of the beaches in Chicago officially opened to the public Friday, May 27, for the Memorial Day opening at 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.Since Fullerton Beach is just blocks aw...

‘On Stranger Tides’ replaces characters, loses viewer approval

Debra Lipson

May 31, 2011


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The latest installment of Disney's swashbuckling franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides" set sail in theaters May 20. While the blockbuster raked in $400 million internationally within its first week, "On Stranger Tides" was a confounding diversion with even more unsolved plot holes th...

Michigan Avenue blushes with blooming tulips

Sarah Rens

May 31, 2011


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As you walk down Michigan Avenue, your eyes are naturally drawn to the illustrious skyline. But if you look a little lower you can really see what makes Chicago bloom. Beneath the gleaming metal towers lie fields of vibrant tulips growing within the gritty streets of Chicago.While as a unit, all the t...

Blues festival returns in June

Kyle Widenski

May 31, 2011


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Known as the largest free blues festival in the world, Chicago Blues Festival is the largest of the city's music festivals. Less than a month away, more than 300,000 blues fanatics will flood Grant Park for three days of blues delight. Regarded as the "Blues Capital of the World," the festival demonstrates th...

Electric Forest: Festival impresses Rothbury fans

Joanie Faletto

May 31, 2011


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div.imageRight,div.imagetop{display:none;}Consider what you know about an electric fence and electric chair. An electric dog collar, even. Using those context clue-reading skills standardized testing taught you so well, you may read an electric forest as terrifyingly "Saw VI"-like. Luckily, with wate...

Survival guide for graduates

Joanie Faletto

May 31, 2011


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Confession: I don't exactly know how to do laundry. I get the basic principles, but separating colors? Weights? Textiles? Countries of production? These are foreign concepts. But come 12 months from now and I'll be a real live citizen in the world. Yowza.My case is sadly and pathetically not unique. I...

‘Hangover II’ same story, different movie

Hanna Guerrero

May 31, 2011


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In the Hangover Part II, Bangkok is depicted as a bustling Asian city with hundreds of people, many of whom can't be trusted, seedy nightclubs, blown up bars, dingy hotels and peaceful monasteries. If you are in need of more facts on Thailand, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) will fill you in throughout the fi...

In summertime, denim shows its true colors

Angelika Labno

May 31, 2011


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Bold colors are saturating the racks in stores and even appearing in interesting articles of clothing: namely, jeans. Canary yellows, fierce corals and bright purples are electrifying the streets in a flurry of legs.A change from the usual pop of color in shoes or handbags, colored jeans are fashion-f...

Sundance in Chicago

Rafal Nowak

May 5, 2011


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This Saturday May 7 the Sundance Institute, known for their annual Sundance Film Festival, is presenting the first ever Chicago ShortsLab workshop with keynote filmmakers Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Aaron Schneider ("Get Low," "Two Soldiers").Among New York and Los Angeles, Chicago will host...

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