David Bowie: Fashion Chameleon


By Alexandra Whittaker In spring 2013, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier created a collection inspired by rock stars of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Unlike a traditional runway show, Gaultier’s show was set to blaring rock music, and dark silhouettes of dancers moved behind a fog machine in the background. In a collection full of […]

Downton Abbey exhibit coming to Chicago

Downton Abbey Costume Picture

By Alexandra Whittaker A Downton Abbey costume exhibit opens at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in downtown Chicago on February 9, putting looks from the hit TV show on public display for the first time in the Windy City. “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will run through May 8 and feature more than […]

The other concussion concern: Women’s soccer (Video)

By Benji Cohen While much of the discussion about concussions centers on football and the men – both young and professional – who play it, Dr. Cynthia R. Labella is quick to point out that there is another sport that gets much less attention. “The concussion rates in women’s soccer are almost as high as […]

Salon Professionals go beyond beautification


By Elyse Samuels According to a 2010 Center for Disease Control and Prevention Summary Report, “1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men experience violence by their partners in their lifetimes.” That is why the Chicago City Council’s Public Safety Committee organized a hearing last fall introducing a new bill that will require training […]

How to build a super storm

By Danielle Prieur Jonas, the storm that broke records for snowfall in six states and shut down New York City and Washington D.C., seems like just another “super storm.” Historic tornadoes, hurricanes and floods seem to be plummeting the United States with greater force. But there’s nothing really unusual about Jonas except the amount of […]

Fighting Domestic Violence with Perpetrator Intervention

South Suburban Family Shelter

By Elyse Samuels Ten adults sit around a long rectangular table in a comfortable conference room with t-shirts adorning the walls proclaiming statement such as, “hands are for helping, healing, holding, not for hitting” or “everyone deserves a happy home, everyone deserves to smile.” For 20 hours over the course of three days this group […]

ITW profits hold steady despite demand slowdown

By H. Will Racke Illinois Tool Works Inc. managed to beat earnings expectations for the fourth quarter even as profits remained flat amid a challenging market for industrial goods. In the latest quarter, the Glenview, Ill.-based manufacturing conglomerate posted net income of $450 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, in a performance that was identical […]

Analysts predict strong earnings for Zimmer Biomet post-acquisition

By Sarah Very The hub of orthopedic innovation exists in Lilliputian, quaint Warsaw, Ind. — where news of corporate mergers and artificial joints fills radio broadcasts and coffee shop smalltalk. On June 24, 2015, Zimmer Inc. acquired crosstown rival Biomet Inc. for $13.35 billion — positioning Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. as the second largest company […]

Elyjah Williams: Broken foot, unbroken spirit

Elyjah Williams on sideline

By Julia Cardi Elyjah Williams pushes himself up from his perch in a wheeled office chair on the court sideline and limps to the basketball net a few yards off, away from his teammates running drills on the opposite end of the floor. He starts shooting free throws and lay-ups. The boot on his right […]

An art piece is worth “34,000 Pillows”

By Vishakha Darbha Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera watched over the makeshift sewing studio at Soul Asylum, an art exhibition focusing on immigrant stories of struggle. Perera is one half of an artist duo, with Cara Megan Lewis. Together, they call themselves Diaz Lewis. At Soul Asylum, their interactive artwork is titled “34,000 Pillows,” inspired by the […]