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“Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” opening March 23 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., takes the classic stock image meme and turns it on its head. 

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

Diversity must be supported in production castings

Diversity must be supported in production castings

February 12, 2018

After a group of New York high school students protested the casting of a white student for the role of Esmeralda in Ithaca High School’s musical production of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame...

Notable Native: Bril Barrett

M.A.D.D Rhythms aims to preserve, promote and contribute to the tap dance art form.

By Jackie Murray

May 8, 2017

Bril Barrett has been tap dancing since childhood and is now dedicated to preserving the art and shaping the lives of Chicago teens  through dance. The founder and artistic director of the Bronzevill...

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

The Chicago Field Museum hosted a panel discussion Oct. 24 with Senator Mark Kirk to discuss and propose the Kirk bill, which is designed to stop funding for terrorist groups like ISIS.

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

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