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Los Angeles-based indie-folk collective Mt. Joy will tour for the first time since the start of the pandemic with two live drive-in concerts in Chicago in September.

Mt. Joy promotes sophomore album with live drive-in concerts

August 24, 2020

In June, indie-folk group Mt. Joy released their sophomore album in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, without the ability to tour and promote it as originally planned. The album, “Rearrange...

Culture Chronversations: Concerts, SWMRS and Music Taste

August 21, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

Christian Cook has had a passion for writing since she was three years old and released her first novel, “I Hate Gray,” on July 30.

With a lifelong passion for writing, Columbia alum publishes first novel

August 19, 2020

Christian Cook's love for and dedication to writing dates back to when she was merely 3 years old. Cook, a 2019 public relations alum, has turned her passion into a blossoming writing career with the r...

Uncooked: Chicago's first zero-waste dining experience opens in Fulton Market

Uncooked: Chicago’s first zero-waste dining experience opens in Fulton Market

August 13, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, I have found myself searching for food that is healthy, filling and easy to grab on the go because I like the convenience of take-out, and I also want to maintain soci...

This online gallery promotes activism through student-made illustrations

This online gallery promotes activism through student-made illustrations

August 12, 2020

A blood-splattered bald eagle. The back of a Black man, fist raised, wearing orange. Shadowed bodies view Fourth of July fireworks from behind a wired fence. These are some of the powerful images featured...

Culture Chronversations: Internet Privacy, TikTok and Netflix

August 10, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

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...

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