You can check out the footage and make your own observations, engaged community member:
Champaign-Urbana's HUM's "Stars" — a soundtrack to this clown getting punched. In my estimation, the band didn't have anything to do with this. But still, holy shit, amazing.
It’s time Champaign-Urbana. Time for another dose of pizza. Protagonist Pizza that is. Food puns aside, consider taking a break from the day to join us, Nic and Janjay, as we go through our plans for this coming year with Smile Politely. Our creative blueprint includes: interviews with local artists, behind the scenes of your favorite local entertainment, and original/encouraging content highlighting the best places, events, and food of C-U.
The goal of Protagonist Pizza is to keep things positive. Whether it is by trying to make audiences laugh or by illuminating points of view that may be hidden to most. We hope that you’ll join us this year as we create, laugh, and learn about the people that make C-U a special place to be in. Stay tuned for future installments.
Check out the first installment of 2 Dude Reviews while you're at it.
Today, courtesy of WEFT, you can know a little more about CJ, and hear some live versions of some of the best hip-hop C-U has right now. Plus, there's a really good international hip-hop less in there. Stream below:
Students at the University of Illinois' College of Media have partnered with Illinois Public Media to show their eight-part documentary series, Black Science Matters, which focuses on the U of I's history of people of color in science and how much work still needs to be done.
Check out the full trailer below, and read on to get all of the details from WILL:
The good folks over at Champaign's Willard Airport have just unveiled their newest fire-fighting apparatus inside the Flightstar hangar, and it's pretty damn cool. If you've ever wondered how one would put out an airplane that's one fire, wonder no longer, because we now have video, and it's fascinating.
Check out the video via iFlyCU's Twitter below:
Go Cubs Go. Here is 6th & Green right after the Cubs won:
And here's the reaction at Downtown Champaign's Esquire:
Just in time for Halloween and blending a bit of Stranger Things, Poltergeist and New Wave by way of New Order, Interpol, Firebird Band. Sunset is new music from Chris Broach (Braid, The Firebird Band) and Steve Znavor (Life at Sea, The Firebird Band). Recorded and produced by Will Yip. Sunset will be at SXSW 2017.
Thanks to Veronica Mullen, Sam Walters, Linda, Dema and Parker Evans, Andrew Laudone and Luke Boyce of Shatterglass Studios!
Although Tammy Duckworth doesn't represent this particular district that we exist in, she is a shining representative (she visited Kopi last year, even) of the state of Illinois at the moment. Sen. Mark Kirk decided to make a pretty awful comment during the debate about her mixed-race heritage.
"I had forgotten that your parents had come all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington."
Watch the clip over at Deadspin (update: you can watch it below now), and read their commentary:
Rep. Tammy Duckworth is challenging Sen. Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, and the incumbent unleashed an incredible comment about her mixed-race heritage during tonight’s debate in Springfield.
Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran who lost both legs in the Iraq war, was born to a U.S. Marine father and a Thai-Chinese mother. Her father’s family has been in the U.S. since before it was a country; she is a member of the D.A.R. Her opponent, Senator Kirk, responded to her citing this background as evidence of her reasoned decision-making on issues of defense by scoffing at how her Thai ancestors could have fought alongside George Washington.
Mark Kirk, we’ll remind you, has been busted multiple times for claiming military honors he did not earn or receive.
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