Star Wars Death Star reborn in virtual reality at UIC

By Siying Li,  Video by Chencheng Zhao When Star Wars’ creator George Lucas envisioned the Death Star as a huge and deadly space station, capable of destroying a planet with a single shot of aa super laser, he turned to at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The original model, featured in the first Star […]

New brew from ancient Peru featured at Field Bistro (VIDEO)

By Siying Li You can always read about an ancient culture in books or see the objects it produced at a museum. And now you can even taste it. Inspired by the brewing customs of the Wari people in ancient Peru, the Field Museum will launch a new beer in March, made with traditional Peruvian […]

Argentine cafes face competition from trendy coffee shops

By Siying Li Javier Gonzales grew up working in Bar El Progreso, just on the border of the upscale Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His family owns the 106-year-old café. Like most Argentine cafés, the coffee drinks Gonzales serves at Bar El Progreso are traditional espresso and espresso with milk. On a recent afternoon at […]