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Kids These Days beyond their years

By Sophia Coleman

October 24, 2011

In the two years they’ve been together, local band Kids These Days has gained a major reputation. From performing for sold out crowds at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., to scoring a spot at Lollapalooza, the future couldn’t be brighter for the band of seven talented musicians, all under the age of 20.The first layer of sound is both blues and alternative rock, with Macie Stewart’s sultry vocals, Liam Cunningham’s raw expert...

Students need safe passage to school

By Matt Watson

October 10, 2011

Boarded up houses loom over large swaths of Chicago, standing as dismal reminders of the recession. These eyesores serve as havens for gangs, drug dealers and squatters, creating dangerous areas in already troubled neighborhoods. It isn’t uncommon for dead pit bulls, the casualties of ruthless dog fights, to be found in abandoned homes. With more than 10,500 foreclosures in the city in 2010, the problem shows no sign of abat...

New heights of terror reached in ‘Buried’

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 27, 2010

by Sean Lechowicz, FreelancerModern horror films, such as the Saw films, consistently get slammed by critics for their misanthropic and nihilistic tone. Human beings (albeit fictional ones) are used as play things, fun to break and then throw in the garbage. Finally, Buried comes along and reminds us how to be truly terrified, not because there is an extraordinarily high body count, but because it instills real human emotion. Ever...

Chronicle gets ‘Buried’ with Ryan Reynolds and Rodrigo Cortes

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 27, 2010

by Sean Lechowicz, FreelancerThe Chronicle got a chance to sit down with Ryan Reynolds and director/editor Rodrigo Cortes about their new film “Buried.” The movie tells the story of a man (Ryan Reynolds) who wakes up trapped in a coffin underground in the Iraqi desert.The Chronicle: Rodrigo, you said this movie was the impossible movie to make, so do you think, now is the time to do the impossible?Rodrigo Cortes: Well,...

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