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Here, we do drag

Here, we do drag

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Fashion, Lifestyle

Last Friday’s Student Drag Show, hosted by Spectrum DePaul, was filled with unconventional acts. In addition to the amazing femme performers, there were several masc performances and even a more gender-neutral performer in clown makeup. Additionally, there were multiple cisgender drag performances. ...

2019 Auto Show preview

2019 Auto Show preview

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Hundreds of thousands of consumers young and old will converge on the McCormick Place Feb. 9 through Feb. 18 expecting to see the latest and greatest in automotive technology and trends. 2019 marks the 111th edition of the show, where nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. In the age wher...

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

Michael Brzezinksi, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

Anybody with an internet connection and an active social media account knows about the grandiose and hilarious tragedy of Fyre Festival, a proposed luxury music festival that was set to take place over two weekends in spring 2017 on the Bahamian Island of Great Exuma. What was pitched to be an unbelievable...

A winter beach to escape the weather

A winter beach to escape the weather

Madi Garner, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The Beach Chicago’s interactive art installation, currently airing at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, is the latest in the long line of immersible art experiences curated for visitors desiring more than the traditional art museum may provide. The Beach Chicago, being presented by EXPO Chicago...

Indie theaters turn to teens

Indie theaters turn to teens

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Lifestyle, Theater

Going to the movies is one of a handful of entertainment experiences that has survived into the millennial age of convenience. Though newer generations still rely on streaming platforms for most casual movie-watching, they have been vastly underestimated in appreciation for traditional theater-going....

A performance plagued by politics, pressure

A performance plagued by politics, pressure

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, The Who, Usher: These musical artists are among a handful to have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show over the past decade, often to uproarious upset on social media platforms and in living rooms across America. Just last year, Justin Timberlake was berated on Twitter af...

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Events, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

Nestled in a quaint, unassuming Ravenswood apartment, Zoey Wagner, Elma Husetovic and Archie Budzar work tirelessly in preparation for their latest celebration of queer and femme liberation in music and arts, known as Femifest. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Femifest began in 2015 as a benefit for the yo...

Lasting impressions: An inked generation

Lasting impressions: An inked generation

Molly O'Mera, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Millenials are turning more and more to tattoos as a way to build personal and social identity. It’s affecting how our employers see us, how we see each other, and how we view ourselves. Body modification and adornment is a part of the identity-building experience, and today’s youth and counterculture...

One man. One mountain. No rope.

One man. One mountain. No rope.

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Games, Lifestyle

3,000 feet in air on the north side of Yosemite Valley, world-class climber Alex Honnold clings to the face of El Capitan, with only minor variations in the texture of the rock determining where he can and can’t support himself. The stakes are high, as they always are for Honnold, but in this momen...

Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Navy Pier could be the next stop on your search for love. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the pier will host “Spinning with Singles,” a unique speed dating event that takes place on Navy Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel in celebration of the midwestern holiday Sweetest Day. In addition to mingling on the...

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

When I was a 15-year-old commuter from the west suburbs of Chicago, I told my parents I had purchased tickets to see pop punk bands Stickup Kid and Candy Hearts play an all-ages show at the Beat Kitchen. I lied to them and made up a story about how a friend’s dad would be taking us both to the show t...

Diane Guerrero on the importance of telling your own story

Diane Guerrero on the importance of telling your own story

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Personal narratives are important, especially those that shine a lot on some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Just as important is making sure that the authors of those stories are the people they most affect. At 14-years-old, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Diane Guerrero’s Colo...

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