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‘Comedy’ falters for lack of humorous characters

By Sam Flancher

November 26, 2012

“The Comedy,” directed by Rick Alverson, begins with detached pretension. Its spoiled main character, a Brooklyn hipster named Swanson, played by alternative comedian Tim Heidecker (one half of the comedy duo Tim and Eric), sits in a hospital next to his affluent, dying father. His apparent boredom allows him to hurl vulgarities and a few ill-timed comments about the awful nature of his father’s nurse’s daily activit...

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

By Ahmed Hamad

November 19, 2012

Since its first run in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schultz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comics in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters came to life through other mediums, including animated TV specials and theater productions. More than 60 years later, Charlie Brown and the gang have come to Chicago in an exhibit that chroni...

THE NEW LOST GENERATION: Part 1

By Darryl Holliday

October 31, 2011

Jourdan Robles has done everything right.Having graduated from Columbia in December 2010 with a degree in theatre, the 23-year-old newlywed is keeping up with payments when it comes to her student loans.But she’s still approximately $35,000 in debt.When you take into account the student loan debt of her husband, also a Columbia alumnus whose concentration was music business, their joint debt is nearly $60,000.“I think ...

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2011 [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 11, 2011

The photo staff of the Columbia Chronicle followed the marathon through all parts of the city to show the diversity of the city, fans, and participants in this year's 2011 Bank of American Chicago Marathon. This year brought out 45,000 runners and thousands more to watch and cheer them on. This years winners on the Men side was Moses Mosop of Kenya with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds. The Women side went to 3...

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