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'Jazz Kitchen,' a livestream exploration of jazz and food

‘Jazz Kitchen,’ a livestream exploration of jazz and food

October 9, 2020

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival organization has launched a new virtual livestream series, “Jazz Kitchen,” which explores the intersection of jazz music and food and how that relationship played a ...

Columbia alum Urwa Zubair's thesis film, “Silver Cord,” tells the story of a young woman learning to cope with the loss of her father and her own near-death experience.

Filmmaking alum Urwa Zubair taps into creative spark to make ‘something beautiful’

October 9, 2020

While walking past vibrant-colored walls and magnificently detailed creations at a Columbia art exhibit, Urwa Zubair stopped abruptly at the sight of a certain photograph. Her gaze traveled acros...

An Antiracism Transformation Team (ArTT) will be established at the college and is slated to begin its work during the 2021-22 academic year.

BREAKING: College will establish ‘Antiracism Transformation Team’

October 8, 2020

Following an announcement of two anti-racist initiatives last month, the college today unveiled its new campuswide program to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Columbia. ...

David Dolak, a professor of instruction in the Science and Mathematics Department, teaches his Big Chicago class

‘Big Chicago,’ Columbia’s largest courses go hybrid

October 2, 2020

After taking a sabbatical last spring, Carmelo Esterrich, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department, was anxious about teaching his Big Chicago class remotely...

Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

September 2, 2020

With a focus on environmental consciousness, Born Again Studios combines streetwear and pop culture into its clothing reducing its carbon footprint by giving vintage items a second life. Origina...

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

January 24, 2020

MOROCCO—For the last six years, Herrah and her family have gone against tradition by remaining in the Erg Chigaga region of the Western Sahara Desert. Despite it being one of the most untouched parts...

Woolly Mammoth Chicago, 1513 W. Foster Ave., has been a staple of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood for the last 10 years.

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

November 19, 2019

Located between a coffee shop and an art gallery in the Andersonville neighborhood sits one of Chicago’s oddest gems: Woolly Mammoth Chicago. The shop is co-owned by a husband and wife team who also ...

Odd Obsession, 1830 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is one of the last remaining video rental stores in Chicago.

End of the line? Video rental store ‘in peril’

November 12, 2019

Over the faint sound of the 1950 film noir drama “No Man of Her Own” playing on a television in the corner, Dylan Kiewel sits at the cash register of a video rental store waiting to ring up customers...

The Rohingya Cultural Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave., has been facing financial obstacles as the number of donations has decreased and a government grant they applied for last year was denied.

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

Evelyn Duran Gonzalez, 45, attends this event every year with her family, as a way of honoring her Mexican culture and connecting with dead loved ones.

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

Elio Leturia, associate professor in the Communication Department, wrote the book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in 'The Band's Visit'

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

September 4, 2019

From playing in his families band to opening a recording and production studio in Bucktown, musician and actor Ronnie Malley is now touring in the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." “The B...

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