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Open Books marks 10 years of helping Chicago’s underprivileged schools

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Open Books marks 10 years of helping Chicago’s underprivileged schools

Margot Horn picked up one of many books stacked haphazardly along a plastic table and traded it for a smaller paperback one. She said that she has already read most of the books sitting in front of her and she’s ready for more. “I like mysteries and I’m looking for paperbacks to take back on […]

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Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

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Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

The diverse crowd that filled Chicago’s House of Blues to listen to a new indie band seemed timid at first, but a familiar nod of the head and the tap of the foot soon gave way. They came to see FreeThinker, a group of passionate, funky St. Louis natives who took to the stage for […]

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Historic Maxwell Street Market shifts focus toward becoming food mecca

For over 100 years Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market in Little Italy has been showcasing the city’s most prominent ethnic cultures. Today, the market once known to the locals as a place where anyone could find and buy anything, is quickly shifting its focus to becoming a multi-cultural “food destination.” “We try to coin ourselves as […]

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‘Untold’ debuts during DocYourWorld 2016’s Sexual Assault Panel

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‘Untold’ debuts during DocYourWorld 2016’s Sexual Assault Panel

  A father and daughter team debuted their documentary, Untold” during Columbia College Chicago’s two-day Doc Your World festival in May. Leah Zeiger, 20, a dance major at the college, was in an abusive relationship as a teenager. She told that story with her father, David Zeiger, 66, a professional film director and producer from […]

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Pilsen Reads giveaway book program a ‘teacher’s dream’

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Pilsen Reads giveaway book program a ‘teacher’s dream’

Pilsen Reads, an online program created by Pilsen Community Books, is a teacher’s dream. With only a click, teachers can submit a wish list of hard-to-get Spanish books or any set of books they would like for their classrooms and receive brand new books for their students. “We want to get more books in the […]

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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

Walking into a Raw Artists: Indianapolis event was like diving into another world. Models with strange makeup seemed to float across the floor. A girl with a neon lighted hula-hoop that changed colors to the music astounded the audience. Each artist’s presentation booth promised something different–sometimes serene, sometimes bizarre–to the viewers. Raw Artists hosts a […]

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Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

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Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

The night began with an extensive line going down Southport Avenue in front of the Music Box Theater. Young adults sporting teased hair and an abundance of eye makeup were present, ready for an evening dedicated to the cult driven classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors opened at 12 a.m., the traditional call time for […]

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