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As roller derby evolves, sport leaders look to improve safety

Four years after the Drew Barrymore film Whip It and the new wave of derby girls the movie brought to the rink, changes in flat track roller derby are aimed at improving skater safety as the sport evolves. Once a month at U.I.C. Pavilion, people can experience a bout of hard-hitting action from the Windy […]

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Manifest Talent, Identity, Achievement and Celebrate

It is the end of the semester at Columbia College Chicago, and Friday is that yearly explosion of talent and fun: Manifest. View the video preview and then read the 5 reasons Manifest is the place to be on Friday. 1. “Manifest Destiny” (Be there or be square) Columbia’s mission is, “to educate students who […]

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Chicago celebrates poetry year round

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Chicago celebrates poetry year round

National Poetry Month just came to an end when April turned to May, but some Chicago poets say the city celebrates poetry all year round. Chicago boasts a Poetry Foundation, a Poetry Center and poetry reading events on almost any night of the week. Chicago even has an official Poetry Tour, which includes Poet Laureate Gwendolyn […]

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Bike tour of community area #25: Austin

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Bike tour of community area #25: Austin

Austin, Chicago Community Area #25 sits seven miles due west of the Loop. It is one of Chicago’s largest Community Areas and was founded in 1865 by Henry Austin. Originally located in the township of Cicero, it was voted out of the Township and became part of Chicago in 1899. For years, the rail lines […]

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

The Chicago Public Library is Celebrating Diversity during Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, May 2013. This celebration was established to recognize Asians and Pacific Islanders and their contributions to the United States. The Chicago Public Library is offering a variety of programs throughout the month that highlight Asian/Pacific American cultures. Asian/Pacific Americans: Recommended Reads—and More » Exhibits […]

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In the company of comic books

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In the company of comic books

On Thursday Feb 14, Columbia College Chicago will host the opening reception for “Five Collaborations,” an exhibit showcasing the work of Columbia professor and comic book writer Len Strazewski. As the name implies, the exhibit will feature the work Strazewski has done with five different comic illustrators. It will run until March 29. Strazewski has […]

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Critical Mass Polka Ride

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Critical Mass Polka Ride

This coming Friday, January 25th, Critical Mass is doing a Polka Ride. Assemble at 5:30 p.m. start riding around 6:00 p.m. but remember that you can’t take a bike on the Brown Line from Albany Park between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. because of Rush Hour restrictions. You can get on before 4 p.m. or […]

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