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Tina Fey, who plays Kim Baker in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” lunched with author Kim Barker prior to taking on the role. 

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

London-based artist Ben Eine said even though his formal education ended at age 15, he continues to learn from friends who collaborate with him on graffiti art.

Columbia, University Center welcome collaboration with muralist

October 26, 2015

Columbia's students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as representatives from the University Center Chicago, 525 S. State St., joined street art exhibitors Vertical Gallery on Oct. 22 to welcome Lon...

Andrew White’s adaptation of “1984” was first performed at the Looking Glass Theater in 2004, but the show has been significantly updated for the Steppenwolf Theatre.

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

‘Carrie’ re-imagining now in production

By Trevor Ballanger

July 12, 2012

It’s a slow-motion teenage dream—a group of naked girls laughing and showering together after gym class. Delicate music and steam rise through the air. Meanwhile, a social pariah is experiencing her first period in a state of panic, a flurry of sanitary napkins and the resounding “PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP!” of her peers.This is Brian De Palma’s 1976 cinematic representation of “Carrie” by Stephen King. One could d...

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