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The stars align for Venusian Glow makeup

The stars align for Venusian Glow makeup

July 23, 2020

Jennifer Chavez Junior acting major Myah Seay has astronomical dreams for her new astrology inspired makeup brand, Venusian Glow. In addition to eventually becoming the world's first female two-time Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and T...

Darius Hampton (left) and Neil Tesser (right) host a virtual session for The Jazz Institute of Chicago's Straight Ahead Jazz Exchange.

Jazz Institute of Chicago hosts annual summer conference online amid pandemic

July 23, 2020

Chicago’s jazz scene has found itself at a standstill the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prominent venues such as The California Clipper in Humboldt Park have shut down, musician...

Roots Handmade Pizza offers an array of signature pizzas, including 3 vegetarian-friendly options.

Review: Roots’ pizza doesn’t have a ‘pizza’ my heart

July 22, 2020

The newly built, trendy two-story restaurant with patio seating and a retractable roof may distract you from what you are actually there for—the pizza. Until you take your first bite. Roots H...

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

For their self-titled debut, Dinner Party sticks with tradition by showcasing what makes instrumental hip-hop so great—its natural inclination to pay homage to all of the genres it stems from. Wi...

Producer Ted Hardin (left) and co-director Elizabeth Coffman (right) hold their winning trophy for

‘Flannery’: a stroll through the mind of writer Flannery O’Connor

July 21, 2020

Growing up, Flannery O'Connor was shy. The few images that exist of O'Connor show her on crutches surrounded by peacocks—farmland in the background, not looking at the camera, but looking down. ...

Black In Film: Columbia alumnus promotes diversity behind the camera

Black In Film was created by 2015 cinema arts and science alumnus Ramone Hulet to provide information and opportunity for Black filmmakers entering the industry.

By Jonah Ocuto, Staff Reporter

July 20, 2020

After graduating from Columbia in 2015 with a degree in cinema art and science, alumnus Ramone Hulet was looking forward to starting his career as a film producer. But as he began working, one thi...

What the Chronicle is watching

What the Chronicle is watching

July 17, 2020

While every art form is uniquely capable of shaping our worldview, film in particular stands alone in the way it manipulates how one perceives time. Film immerses us in someone else's experienc...

What the Chronicle is reading

What the Chronicle is reading

July 8, 2020

It's easy to assume people around us experience the world the same way we do, but that isn't the case. Reading and consuming work by Black creators detailing the Black experience is not only importa...

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

July 7, 2020

On a typical summer evening in Chicago before the coronavirus pandemic, people would be able to hear the virtuosity of the Grant Park Orchestra echoing from Millennium Park while walking along Michigan Avenue...

In phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five phase reopening Illinois plan, America's largest arcade, Galloping Ghost in Brookfield, Illinois, opens its door to gamers.

One of America’s largest gaming arcades in Chicago reopens in Phase 4

July 2, 2020

Rows of vintage '80s arcade games sat silently with glowing screens that read "continue?" at the once packed Galloping Ghost Arcade. As one of the largest arcades in the U.S., Galloping Ghost Arcade, 94...

Sam Kirk, a 2005 Columbia alumna, first had this mural exhibited as a part of a Pride installation in New York.

Columbia alumna displays vibrant multi-racial LGBTQ+ murals

June 30, 2020

A Black woman with pink, curly hair stands powerfully behind the backdrop of the transgender Pride flag, reminding Chicagoans that authentic queer representation includes Black, Indigenous and peopl...

Paint The City initiative supports local artists who ‘bring a little light back’

Artist Bryant L. Jones uses art as a creative outlet to spark conversations around important issues.

By Lauren Leazenby, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Black hands pray to “Heal the Hood” on a boarded-up currency exchange. A black-gloved fist is raised next to the words “Black Lives Matter” on the windows of a restaurant. A painting of a Black man ho...

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