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Bartender Jason Earl Folks behind the bar at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

‘Lincoln’s Undying Words’ shows former president’s evolution

Several artifacts on display at the Chicago History Museum can be seen at the Abraham Lincoln exhibit opening April 9.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 4, 2016

Chicago history fans and Lincoln lovers can learn about the final years of President Abraham Lincoln’s life through speeches and artifacts on display in the Chicago History Museum’s latest exhibit, “Lin...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

Final thoughts, Michael Beschloss

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 12, 2012

With the G8 summit moving to Camp David, the Illinois primary on March 20 and the Republicans campaigning for electoral votes, politics are in the spotlight. Columbia is staying on the trend with its last event in the 2011–2012 Conversation in the Arts series hosted by the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Presidential historian, author and political commentator Michael Beschloss discussed presidential courage March 8 at the...

Improv icon, Columbia alum talks comedy

By Amanda Murphy

December 7, 2011

Chicago is famous for a lot of reasons. Pizza, hot dogs, Michael Jordan and Al Capone are commonly what comes to mind when Chicago is mentioned. But in the last 30 years, improv comedy has quickly risen to the top of what the city does best. Fostering the careers of Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and many more, Chicago maybe be nicknamed The Second City, but the city has proven to be the premiere enclave fo...

Theatrical threads

By Brianna Wellen

November 22, 2010

Iconic looks from some of the most famous 20th Century plays performed in Chicago stood tall, displayed on dress forms for crowds to see up close and in person. Costume technicians hard at work, draping patterns, distressing jeans and rhythmically performing a series of quick changes surrounded the elegant room’s perimeter at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on Nov. 13 for a cocktail-sipping crowd to see. At...

Newberry Library celebrates Lincoln

By mlekovic

October 12, 2009

Originals of Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural speeches, the glasses he wore, portraits of him and many more invaluable artifacts can be found at the Newberry Library’s two exhibits which commemorate his birthday.The 16th president’s life and death will be celebrated through two exhibits, “With Malice Toward None,” and “Honest Abe of the West.” These new exhibits opened to the public on Oct. 10, and will run through Dec...

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