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An art project visualizes the migrant crisis

Oscar B. Castillo and Wil Sands’s ongoing project “BordersCruzadas: A Collaborative Story,” on view at the new Community Engagement Hub on Columbia College Chicago’s 600 S. Michigan campus, forces viewers to confront ingrained assumptions about American exceptionalism. Part photography, part archival material, “BordersCruzadas” features Castillo and Sands’s documentarian work completed over the past year as […]

Posted inGhost Light

Chicago Theatre Week kicks off

Update February 24: Chicago Theatre Week has been extended through March 5. “If you see our show, that’s at least two spots on your bingo card!”  That’s what Jimalita Tillman, global director for the Harold Washington Cultural Center, said at the Chicago Theatre Week kick-off party Monday night at Wicker Park’s Den Theatre. She wasn’t […]

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28 years of freedom on the wall

What do Cesar Chavez, Ayn Rand, and Harold Washington have in common? They are among the 69 people featured in Adam Brooks’s public art project Freedom Wall, which has been installed on the building at 325 W. Huron since 1994. The text-based installation, which is viewable from the Brown Line’s Chicago stop, has undoubtedly been […]

Posted inMusic

Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln chronicles the sounds of the seventh generation rising

Sicangu Lakota rapper, producer, and engineer Frank Waln celebrates and bears witness to the survival of Indigenous peoples in his compositions. Born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Waln received his bachelor’s of arts in audio arts and acoustics from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Washington Park. He views his […]