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Ahead of his latest movie—

Director Rian Johnson talks ‘Knives Out,’ exploring genres and Hitchcock at Columbia Film Row

October 28, 2019

Much like many Columbia filmmaking students, director Rian Johnson knew from a young age he was destined to make films. Ahead of his latest movie—"Knives Out," a whodunit mystery—Johnson visited Col...

Jo Cates, Columbia’s returning library director, hopes to introduce changes that will better align with student needs.

Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

September 30, 2019

After a nine-year absence from Columbia, Jo Cates returned as the library director in July with much more on her desk than just book orders and budget concerns. During a time when college libraries ac...


Jason Reitman finds honesty in comedy

May 5, 2018

Director Jason Reitman has been around the block a couple times.A four-time Academy Award nominee for his work on “Juno” and “Up in the Air,” Reitman has explored the stories of misfits and ch...

“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...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

A proposed extension route to the CTA red line will extend the southbound ending from 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th.

CTA proposes route for transportation desert

February 5, 2018

The anticipated Red Line Extension project route  proposed by the Chicago Transit Authority promises minimal community damage during construction and thousands of new jobs. But questions about how it will...


What do ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ ‘Rugrats,’ The Beatles have in common?

November 13, 2017

As a kid who frequented the local movie theater on Saturday afternoons, Ron Campbell grew up fascinated by cartoons. At the time, Campbell did not understand what exactly cartoons were before having an epiph...

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

October 30, 2017

In the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, two people are covering all the work that used to be handled by up to five employees. Of these two people in what was previously the Office of Multicultural Affairs, only one can be co...

Featured Artist: 'Loving Vincent' painter Dena Peterson

Featured Artist: ‘Loving Vincent’ painter Dena Peterson

October 20, 2017

Painter Dena Peterson was one of 125 selected artists out of 5,000 applicants to animate "Loving Vincent," the world's first oil-painted feature film, which explores the life and death of Vincent Van ...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

College athletes need an alternative to the NCAA

October 2, 2017

Corruption, extortion and exploitation are nothing new to the competitive world of sports, but the big money in college-level sports has created an environment and culture that damages students’ educa...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

Sexy magic, naked bodies, Aussie accent: ‘Naked Magicians’ strip for ChicAHgo

March 13, 2017

Christopher Wayne was eating fish tacos at a restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts when a group of older women stopped to give him and Mike Tyler a slice of their birthday cake. The duo from Brisbane,...

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