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Weird-rock trio Michael Columbia reunite after a 12-year hiatus

Sixteen years ago, Michael Columbia were one of Chicago’s most compelling bands, combining smooth jazz, twitchy progressive rock, the occasional wacky time signature, and sometimes even a pop-adjacent melody. Dave McDonnell (saxophone, keyboards, bass, vocals) and Dylan Ryan (drums) were cozy with several groups linked to local label Obey Your Brain and South Loop recording […]

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Chicago Pride Parade 2019

Sunday’s Pride Parade celebrated 50 years since the Stonewall uprising which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement and 49 years since Chicago hosted its first Pride Parade on June 27, 1970. It was cut short due to afternoon thunderstorms, but not before photographer Kathleen Hinkel captured a few of the day’s memorable moments. Pride Parade […]