| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Special projects by hometown favorites and some intriguing visitors distinguish themselves in a busy calendar in dance as this season continues. Here are 10 engagements worth anticipating:
Mummenschanz: The one-of-a-kind troupe, nominally based in...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Earlier this month, several thousand people roamed over two floors of a Columbia College building for the 4th annual Chicago Zine Fest. Moving through the youthful crowd was Sarah Wenzel, bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Chicago Whovians anxiously awaiting Saturday's return of "Doctor Who" to BBC America can make a day of TARDIS time with the Ultimate "Doctor Who" screening.
The Ultimate-TV web site and BBC Home Entertainment have teamed up to salute "Chicago's...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:17 AM
You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't."
To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...
| Mar 10, 2013
Soft guitar music played quietly as four high school students moved their microphones into position, forming a tight quadrangle on the small stage. As they readied themselves to perform — junior Jada-Amina Harvey and sophomores Omari Ferrell, Ike...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:01 AM
During the past year, Chicago listeners have heard trumpeter Victor Garcia in more musical contexts than any single player could be expected to master.
He hit hard in drummer Dana Hall's band at the Green Mill last month; debuted his own feisty, full-...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It may not rank with literature's greatest opening lines — “Call me Ishmael”; “It was a pleasure to burn”; or “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Two men have been charged with slaying a woman and two children and wounding a 4-year-old boy in an October 2010 shooting in south suburb Harvey.
Brandon Griffin, 29, of the 100 block of Shabbona Drive in Park Forest, and Dajuan Crockett, 22, who lives...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The dean of Arizona State University’s design and arts school has been named as the 10th president of Columbia College Chicago, the school announced today.
Kwang-Wu Kim, a professor of music at Arizona State, was voted in as president by Columbia&...