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Chicago’s Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is showcasing an adaptation of Anne Washburn’s satirical play, “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” which runs through March 1.

Theater Wit uses ‘Simpsons’ satire for deeper meaning

February 16, 2015

Every so often, a theater company takes a chance on a play that may reach toward a specific demographic not yet familiar with traditional theater. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is appealing to fan...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Devon Chicago’s little Pakistan-India

February 10, 2015

Devon Avenue, located on the Far North Side of Chicago, offers spicy Indian and Pakistani food. It is also a home away from home to many of the city’s residents who are immigrants.The strip offers loca...

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

February 9, 2015

In the recent sci-fi film “Jupiter Ascending,” Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a humble housecleaner who turns into space royalty in a “Star Wars”-meets-“Cinderella” story, in which she saves ...

Brainport

Brainport device supplements sensory substitution

February 9, 2015

While there are a wide range of devices and systems available for the visually impaired, few are able to replicate vision. The Brainport device, originally developed in 2007 to help maintain balance,...

HAERTS album finds its ‘Wings’ after years in making

The band HAERTS released its debut album Sept. 29, 2014, after working for three years—with and without a producer—to drop the new album.

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

HAERTS formed in the fall of 2010 after childhood friends and long-time musical collaborators Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keyboard) moved to New York after growing up together in Germany. The pa...

Allen Gilmore and Alfred H. Wilson play Vladimir and Estragon in Ron OJ Parson's rendition of Samuel Beckett's

‘Waiting for Godot’ show about nothing and everything at once

February 2, 2015

“Nothing happens. Nobody comes. Nobody goes.”The character Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s play is quoted in a way that perfectly sums up the plot of “Waiting for Godot.” While the performances on J...

Director, writer and star Rob Christopher of

Filmmaker finally finishing film

February 2, 2015

Filmmaking can be a tricky business. From funding to post-production, filmmakers must overcome many hurdles to translate a vision to the silver screen.Rob Christopher, a ‘97 alumnus of Columbia’s ...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

Students, alumni win big at BroadwayWorld Awards

Columbia student Lauren Vogel and the cast of

By Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Several theatre students and alumni have recently received professional accolades for work in various productions and ensembles that ran between November 2013 and October 2014.Lauren Vogel, a senior thea...

Culinary bookstore spices up Lincoln Park

Read It and Eat, 2142 N. Halsted St., is a new bookstore coming to Lincoln Park with a focus on culinary literature. Owner Esther Dairiam said she hopes to open the store the first week of April.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Read It and Eat, a new culinary bookstore slated to open in April, will offer cooking demonstrations as well as cookbooks at its Lincoln Park location.Esther Dairiam, owner of Read It and Eat, 2142 N. ...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

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