Book Review: Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Photo Credit: Penguin.com Jim Butcher is one of the best-known names in urban fantasy, and his latest offering is filled with everything that has made his Dresden Files popular: snarky narrative from Chicago’s only wizard detective, multiple pop-culture shout-outs, and action and magic galore. The fourteenth installment in The Dresden Files features a resurrected protagonist, […]

Check Out our Old Cartoons!

By: Chronicle Staff To belatedly celebrate the new year and The Chronicle’s resumption of publishing, we’re showcasing our cartoons from 2012 by Christian Keeve and Andrea Schmitz (back when the strip was called “Queeves and Steeves.”) We think they’re still pretty hilarious…                

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When Amy Dunne disappears on the fifth anniversary of her wedding, the resulting investigation quickly uncovers several motives for Nick Dunne to wish his wife out of the way. But as various facets of Nick and Amy’s marriage unfold, it becomes harder and harder to decipher the lies and the truths about the collapse of […]

Thrifting in Chicagoland

The moment you first move to Northwestern is the same moment you realize buying clothes on the cheap is a much more involved task than it used to be. With the hefty asking prices of retail stores in downtown Evanston, many people I know have resorted to saving all clothing shopping for special day-trips to […]

A Halloweentown Retrospective: “Being normal is vastly overrated”

With the arrival of the most beautiful holiday of the year, it’s time for you to find that special place that exists somewhere between deciding to add some sexy to your grape costume and eating enough candy to make that impossible. The place isn’t your neighbor’s drunken, magic-mushroom-filled rager that kept you up all night, […]