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  Talkin' Tech: Ocasio-Cortez first in Congress to use Twitch platform to 'get out the vote'

In what is a first, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the Twitch streaming platform for gamers to encourage gamers to help her 'get out the vote' before the Nov. 3 elections. She played the game Among ...


  UPDATE: Travolta to attend Wizard World Comic Con

This year's Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will take place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 22-25, at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.—and it has just gotten some serious star power. It was announced Aug. ...


  CAKE Chicago shows diversity in comics

CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) took place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., on June 1-2. According to its website, CAKE "is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago's rich legacy ...


  Chicago-based Transit Tees launches LOOP: The Elevated Card Game

CHICAGO (October 29, 2018)—Chicago-based Transit Tees, an official manufacturer of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) products that also designs and produces its own local and transit-themed merchandise, is excited to launch ...


  A new breed, Chicago artist draws his way to LGBT comic success

Tony Breed, a Chicago-based artist and writer who has been making comics which he publishes online since 2006, is also active in making sure the work of LGBT comic artists is amplified across the country. Breed ...


  CAKE offering minicomic award

Organizers of next year's Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) are now accepting applications for the fifth annual Cupcake Award. The Cupcake Award is a juried prize that supports the publication of a new minicomic by an ...


  Ruby Rose to play lesbian superhero Batwoman

Orange Is the New Black alum/LGBT actress Ruby Rose has been cast to play lesbian superhero Batwoman (a.k.a. Kate Kane), Entertainment Weekly reported. The character will be introduced in the network's annual DC crossover event this ...


  Gay Mahjong Club Forms

Asians and Friends Chicago had its first night of mahjong for LGBT individuals on June 16—and a promising crowd of 16 people showed up. Future nights will take place on the third Saturday of each ...


  TV's Simpsons Discussed at Forum

Pictured Deb Foote (right) with her partner Amy Booth at the Simpsons panel. Photo by Andrew Davis Although tabloids make it seem like Jessica and Ashlee are the only prominent Simpsons who exist, it was a ...


  Simpsons' Sis Comes Out ...

Marge Simpson's chain-smoking sis Patty Bouvier came out Sunday night on the much-ancitipated episode of The Simpsons of fictional anywhere-town Springfield Sunday night, just in time to take advantage of the town's cynical passing of ...


  Marriage Activists Laud Same-Sex unions in Fictional Springfield

Members of the activist group Equal Marriage NOW! were at Crew Feb. 20 for a viewing party. According to an organizational press release, about a half dozen members of the group—some sporting Equal Marriage NOW! T-shirts—watched ...


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