The Columbia Chronicle

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

February 10, 2020

While DC Comics movies have struggled in the past, they have found their footing in "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn," a seemingly hopeful leap forward into a prom...

Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

Y’all really wanna bang Pennywise?

By Erin Dickson

February 12, 2018

While scrolling through Tumblr, Maisie Smith-Walters, a social media journalist for BBC, stumbled upon photos of Pennywise, the clown from the 2017 remake of the horror film “IT.” The comments on...

Halloween takes over comedic show

October 26, 2015

Columbia’s comedy club, known as 5C, hosted a comedic stand-up show at the Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. on October 22, 2015. At the open mic event, comedians performed in their Hall...

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The world of black cosplay: discrimination, rejection, invisibility of the black cosplaying community

March 1, 2015

Krissy Victory,a junior theatre major from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, poured money, sweat and tears into crafting the perfect costume for Midoricon 2014, an annual anime-themed conve...

Animation program recognized

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s animation program has alumni who have gone on to work for Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Now the program has received recognition and added anew degree.The program was recently ranked 18th on the Animation Career Review’s list of the top 20 animation schools in the Midwest. The title follows the first time the Film & Video Department has offered an animation concentration.“I’m very proud,” said Ron Flei...

Why not comics?

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 22, 2012

I used to catch all kinds of grief for my love of reading, especially when it came to comic books, which were associated with the once-shameful state of nerd-dom that my bookishness reflected. So when a Publishers Weekly article reported that Diamond Comic Distributors saw comic book sales this year jump 19.9 percent and graphic novel sales increase 16.9 percent, I felt a sense of validation.This literary form and the stores that serve...

Thanks for spoiling ‘Batman’

By Luke Wilusz

October 10, 2011

I was minding my own business, scrolling down the front page of Gawker Media’s gaming blog,, on the afternoon of Sept. 30 when I noticed something that demonstrated, at least to me, a blatant disregard and disrespect for the site’s readers. Kotaku ran a preview for the upcoming and highly-anticipated game “Batman: Arkham City,” which wouldn’t ordinarily be an issue, except it included a massive plot spoil...

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