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Alumnus works to bring Detroit back to its feet

Phillip Cooley, co-owner of Slows Bar BQ, said he thinks the culinary arts can help rejuvenate the city of Detroit.

By Campus Reporter

February 8, 2016

Phillip Cooley, a 2000 cinema art + science alumnus, is an entrepreneur on a mission to strengthen the city of Detroit.Cooley's experience in Detroit ranges from being a janitor at a rock 'n' roll mot...

‘Touched with Fire’ director Paul Dalio talks art, love and madness

Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and composed music for “Touched with Fire.” 

By Film Critic

February 1, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” writer and director Paul Dalio’s feature film debut, was originally called “Mania Days” but later adopted the title of the book, “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

Olivia Cygan, who plays the lead Chris and Jordan Brodess who plays Hugo, play two teenage neighbors in “Feathers and Teeth.”

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

The Senior Center on Halsted in which Eva Skye lives is the first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing facility in the Midwest.

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

September 21, 2015

The 33rd annual Reeling Film Festival opened on Sept. 17 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., focusing on LGBT filmmakers and films. The week-long festival, which debuted in April 1981, show...

Millennials must take pride in their present and future

By Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Some viewers of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards found it funny when Kanye West dubbed himself part of the millennial generation. At 38, he’s not technically part of the 18–34 crew, but his attitudes might be more in line with this generation than many in the appropriate age group. A Sept. 3 Pew Research Center report revealed just 40 percent of millennials identify with the generational label. But why did West, who act...

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