Video: Good food and love inspire Thai restaurant owner

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By Jenna West Thai restaurant owner Mr. Tee fills his patrons with full bellies and a cozy love. His affection for toys, which began at age 12, inspire his colorful restaurant design. But his desire to spread joy to everyone who steps into Cozy Noodles and Rice is what drives him everyday. Photo at top. […]

Chinese entrepreneurs still find success in Chicago

By Beixi (Bessie) Xu In Chicago there’s a Chinese online food ordering platform that became known for its modest $1 delivery fee. All the co-founders and employees are Chinese, it delivers meals of 26 Asian restaurants, mostly in Chinatown, and after just two years, it already has 12,000 users, 90 percent of them Chinese. This […]

Future of clean energy in Japan remains uncertain amidst crosswinds

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By Hannah Levitt The future of large-scale renewable energy generation and distribution in Japan remains unclear due to industry complexities six years after the Fukushima plant accident. Although Japan committed to a 26 percent greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030 as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, fossil fuels made up 92 […]

World’s first ‘nerd circus’ originates in Chicago

World's first 'nerd circus' originates in Chicago

By Alissa Anderegg Chicago’s Acrobatica Infiniti Circus is the world’s first self-proclaimed “nerd circus.” Each month they perform a new show at Uptown Underground in Uptown. Photo at top: Ashley Sylvester, a performer with Acrobatica Infiniti Circus, shows off her hula hoop skills as part of the show. (Alissa Anderegg/MEDILL)

Four Chicago style and fashion blogs to follow in 2017

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By Lauren Baker Whether they are creating new statements or staying true to the city style, Chicago fashion bloggers are creating names for themselves locally and nationally. But with so many bloggers with so many different styles, it becomes difficult finding the right blog to follow. By examining the trends in fashion icons local Chicago […]

Chicago startup hub empowers women in technology on International Women’s Day

Yingcong (June) Fu Sandi Mays, chief information officer at Zayo Group, dresses up for work, but then finds herself surrounded by men in jeans and t-shirts. She is often interrupted by men when she is the lone woman at meetings at the Boulder, Colorado-based communications technology company, and she sometimes gets left out of social […]