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Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

Review: Expect the unique and the CBD-infused at Young American Bar

November 30, 2019

With a small portion of its menu offering non alcoholic mixed drinks, Young American Bar is an unconventional twist on the local watering hole hotspot for many in the Logan Square neighborhood. ...

Kegs and Canines: Dog-friendly bar gives treats to Logan Square

Kegs and Canines: Dog-friendly bar gives treats to Logan Square

September 10, 2018

Imagine walking into a bar and being surrounded by dog-themed cocktails, giant fire hydrants and last, but certainly not least, puppies.Adoption center One Tail at a Time and Emporium Popups have teamed ...

Columbia reacts to ‘Worst Colleges’ ranking

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 6, 2014

Columbia’s reputation was called into question in late September  when Washington Monthly, a magazine that focuses on politics, published a list that ranked Columbia as the 11th-worst higher education institution in the country.The magazine based its worst college rankings on a formula that looked at an institution’s net price, average student debt, default rate and graduation rate at all nonprofit, for-profit and public c...

Good Southern cooking gets ultra-urban twist

Good Southern cooking gets ultra-urban twist

May 5, 2014

At the far end of a cobblestone alleyway surrounded by brick walls with chipping paint, the smell of Texas-style barbecue lingers in the West Loop. The source of the smell is Green Street Smoked Meats, ...

Vending the future

Vending the future

January 27, 2014

At one time, it was a marvel to drop a nickel in a machine and be presented with a cup of steaming hot coffee in a matter of minutes.Now with the convenience of renting a movie from a machine, vending t...

Story Week receives 3-year grant

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

Columbia’s Fiction Writing Department was granted new funding support for this semester’s Story Week Festival of Writers, an event that draws a diverse group of writers to the campus to help student writers find a voice through readings, conversation and author Q-and-As.Beginning this semester, the department will receive $9,000 annually until 2016 from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foun...

Alumnus breathes easy with first feature

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 3, 2012

Many artists draw inspiration from life experiences, but few find heroes living next door. This experience so moved one Columbia alumnus that it became the subject of his first feature-length documentary.“Miracle on South Street: The Julie D. Story,” by Giancarlo Iannotta, a 2011 film & video alumnus, follows the experience of his neighbor, then-19-year-old Julie D’Agostino, and her family’s push through her near-f...

Bottling Chicago’s spirit

By Amanda Murphy

December 5, 2011

When Sonat Birnecker Hart and her husband Robert decided to move to Chicago, they also decided to leave their careers behind in Washington, D.C. Birnecker Hart, a professor, and her husband, a press secretary for the Austrian Embassy, knew that they wanted a slower-paced life where they could walk to work and spend more time with their children. They knew they needed to start some sort of family business, but they couldn’...

Barrelhouse Flat takes patrons back to the Prohibition era

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

During the Great Depression, there were thousands of speakeasies in Chicago. Though illegal, they gave the deprived public exactly what it needed: a strong cocktail and a place to escape.Now that the country has fallen into a recession, people may be searching for something similar when it comes to the drinking scene—a bar that provides a sense of adventure and excitement similar to the roaring ’20s.Granted part of the e...

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