Clinician: Losing federal funds puts women at risk

The impact of Planned Parenthood’s decision to pull out of the federal family planning program is reverberating around the country. Chicago nurse practitioner Jolanta Markiewicz says her patients will be negatively impacted. (Aug. 21)

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The Secret To The Gruesome Sounds In Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables

If you twist a bell pepper in just the right way, it sounds like someone’s chest cavity being ripped open.

A lot of non-gamers may not be aware that Mortal Kombat is still being produced. In the early 90s, the game was at the bleeding edge of realistic digitized violence, and the franchise was so controversial that Congress held hearings about it.

Believe it or not, the series has only gotten more violent since then. The most recent installment, Mortal Kombat 11, features zoomed-in sequences where characters can break spines, bite out chunks of brain, or gouge out eyes.

But try playing it, and it’s not just the sights that will make you ill – it’s the sounds.

Really, the unsung artists’ heroes of Mortal Kombat might just be the sound designers who sit in a room for hours, trying to smash household objects, fruits, and vegetables together in a way that sounds like a convincing disembowelment.

VICE News went to Nether Realms HQ in Chicago to see what it’s like to make the sounds that make gamers squirm in their chairs.

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Inside Wakandacon, a Paradise for Black Cosplayers

Wakanda might be a fictional place but a version of it comes to life in Chicago every summer.

After several trips to the movie theater to watch the record-breaking superhero film “Black Panther,” David Barthwell and his two siblings enlisted the help of their friends to create their own Afrofuturist utopia.

“We found Wakanda to be a place of radical inclusivity, a place of feminism, a space where there is economic independence and a strong focus on community, a space of education and a focus on technology,” said Barthwell in a VICE News interview.

This summer, the group organized a weekend of black empowerment and creativity for the second time, dubbing it “WakandaCon” in homage to the fictional uncolonized African kingdom. The “Black Panther” film’s influence at the convention is pretty clear – from the cosplay to fight choreography workshops.

But the real draw was the aspirational concept of Wakanda. Organizers say 3,000 people attended the second annual WakandaCon.

“There aren’t many spaces where we can be ourselves without being policed by other people,” said Me’Lisa Lashon, dressed in an original costume “Miss Wakanda 2019”, partly inspired by her days in Texan beauty pageant scene.

WakandaCon is among a handful of conventions like Blerdfest and BlerdCon that formed over the past several years as a more inclusive alternative to mainstream cons.

VICE News went to Chicago to see what it looks like to recreate Wakanda.

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Rescued otter pups debut at Chicago aquarium

Two southern sea otter pups rescued last month off the coast of California were introduced to the media Thursday at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. (Aug. 15)

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra kicks off world tour in US | AFP

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra holds a rehearsal ahead of its debut in Washington, performing a piece by Chinese composer Qigang Chen as well as Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. The concert on Wednesday kicked off a three-week world tour held to mark the 140th anniversary of the orchestra – Asia’s oldest – which will take them to cities such as Chicago, Amsterdam and London.

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Chicago firetruck gets stuck after garage collapse

A firetruck became stuck on the second level of a Chicago parking garage after the asphalt underneath the vehicle partially collapsed. (Aug. 6)

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Largest steam locomotive leaves Chicago area

The world’s largest steam locomotive, called “Big Boy,” has rolled out of the Chicago area as it continues a cross-country trek for the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. (July 30)

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Chicago segregation lingers after 1919 race riot

It has been 100 years since the race riots that followed the death of 17-year-old Eugene Williams, and the terror of those days still reverberates in Chicago. (July 24)

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Chicago segregation lingers after 1919 race riot

It has been 100 years since the race riots that followed the death of 17-year-old Eugene Williams, and the terror of those days still reverberates in Chicago. (July 24)

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Chicago segregation lingers after 1919 race riot

It has been 100 years since the race riots that followed the death of 17-year-old Eugene Williams, and the terror of those days still reverberates in Chicago. (July 24)

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