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Review: 'Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm' is the perfect time capsule for 2020's nonsense

Review: ‘Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm’ is the perfect time capsule for 2020’s nonsense

October 28, 2020

Movie sequels made more than a decade after their predecessor often lack justification for existing. But the aptly titled film, "Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” created by actor Sacha Baron Cohen, manage...

Review: Ajani Jones delivers his most personal record with ‘Kenya’ EP

Released on Oct. 5, Ajani Jones' latest EP,

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2020

While listening to Ajani Jones' latest EP "Kenya," it was as though he tore his heart right out of his chest and delivered it to me on a silver platter. Released on Oct. 5, "Kenya," which is na...

Q&A: Former Columbia student Phil Tyler says connections are key for film students

Q&A: Former Columbia student Phil Tyler says connections are key for film students

October 22, 2020

When Phil Tyler got career advice from actor, director and comedian Robert Townsend, he ran with it. Townsend told Tyler to go to Columbia to get the education and attention he would need to pursue a care...

Courtesy David Lazar

David Lazar’s new book celebrates underappreciated character actors

October 16, 2020

The stars in the spotlight may be where the glamor is at, but David Lazar found the characters on the side far more compelling. Lazar's latest book, “Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors fro...


Review: Honey Berry Cafe gets an Instagram like from me

October 14, 2020

Stack two thick pancakes, add a substantial amount of vanilla crème anglaise and hot pink berry mascarpone filling, top it off with an assortment of fresh berries and you will have an #InstaWorthy,...

Along with interviewing residents of the neighborhood, the

Photo series showcases diversity in Rogers Park

October 14, 2020

Iman Music and Leah Schiffman were at the park one evening during the summer when a casual conversation pushed them into action. During a socially-distant picnic, they discussed an idea for a ph...

Max Sebela said it was hard for his team to work remotely in March due to the pandemic, but is proud their service is able to facilitate connections for its users during this time.

Remote access offers pandemic-ready solution for gaming work and play

October 13, 2020

Before graduating from Columbia, Cole Bonnema, a 2020 game design alum, and their design team spent countless hours working on their own local multiplayer racing video game, "Scra...

'Jazz Kitchen,' a livestream exploration of jazz and food

‘Jazz Kitchen,’ a livestream exploration of jazz and food

October 9, 2020

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival organization has launched a new virtual livestream series, “Jazz Kitchen,” which explores the intersection of jazz music and food and how that relationship played a ...

Columbia alum Urwa Zubair's thesis film, “Silver Cord,” tells the story of a young woman learning to cope with the loss of her father and her own near-death experience.

Filmmaking alum Urwa Zubair taps into creative spark to make ‘something beautiful’

October 9, 2020

While walking past vibrant-colored walls and magnificently detailed creations at a Columbia art exhibit, Urwa Zubair stopped abruptly at the sight of a certain photograph. Her gaze traveled acros...

Founding members Tandrea Hawkins and Jordan Blair stand on stage with other Fusion of Light Entertainment organizers Dupree, Liam Taylor and Sofia Felino.

‘Creative’s March’: empowering the next generation of creatives

October 7, 2020

Through a slew of different creative forms, ranging from singing and dancing to spoken word, Fusion of Light Entertainment hosted the “Creative’s March” to help drown out social injustices and...

Marissa Jo Cerar, a 2002 Columbia film and video alum and writer for the series

Q&A: Columbia alum Marissa Jo Cerar on writing for ABC series ‘Women of the Movement’

October 6, 2020

Before the rise of streaming services, Marissa Jo Cerar, then a broke college student, would look for character-driven writing in the small budget movies she saw three times a week. ...

Practicum films make waves during festival season impacted by pandemic

Practicum films make waves during festival season impacted by pandemic

October 1, 2020

The coronavirus has forced film festivals to move online or be pushed back to 2021, but several films made by Columbia students in practicum courses in the past few years are still getting recogni...

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