Chicago puppet festival brings unique voices, experiences to venues across city

By Sean Rhomberg Medill Reports Showcasing a wide range of intricate storytelling and complex puppetry, the fourth Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival featured more than 100 unique performances at dozens of venues throughout the city this winter. After a year off due to pandemic-related challenges and shutdowns, the festival returned to Chicago from Jan. 20 […]

Fans cheer Northwestern to comeback victory against Louisville

Forman serve

By Ross Shinberg Medill Reports The snowy weather and NFL playoff games provided reasonable excuses to stay home from a Wildcats tennis match on Jan. 23.  But for Dalton Thieneman, one fan who braved the weather, the match offered a perfect combination of a family and hometown bond. “I’ve got a little bias with my […]

VIDEO: Local artist to complete monthlong art show challenge

Emma Lyons painting

By Almaz Abedje Medill Reports Many artists across Chicago have been using the pandemic to get their creative juices flowing. Local artist Emma Lyons decided to take that one step further, by challenging herself to fill a venue with art that she’s made over the last month. Almaz Abedje is a Video and Broadcast graduate […]