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OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

September 14, 2019

In vision and in practice, there has never been, and never will be, another Robert Frank. A documentary photographer and filmmaker, Frank died Sept. 9 in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94 years old...

Documentary ‘hillbilly’ challenges media cliches

Documentary ‘hillbilly’ challenges media cliches

April 23, 2019

In the media, a hillbilly is often portrayed as someone who is unintelligent, missing teeth, always barefoot and who speaks with a thick accent. In the documentary, "hillbilly," co-director Ash...

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

February 13, 2017

Columbia’s leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are taking steps to try to receive student feedback. This would be an effective strategy to ensure all voices are heard, but students are not t...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

‘FREE CeCe!’ to debut at Music Box

‘FREE CeCe!’ to debut at Music Box

October 31, 2016

The new documentary “FREE CeCe!” will make its Chicago debut Nov. 5  as part of the third annual TransReelization event benefitting Chicago House, an organization that assists members of the LGBT comm...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

To ‘Brady’ or not to ‘Brady?: Show crossing Shakespeare themes, ‘70s TV to make Chicago debut

To ‘Brady’ or not to ‘Brady?: Show crossing Shakespeare themes, ‘70s TV to make Chicago debut

September 12, 2016

Chicago will soon be the only place where two beloved families brutally murder each other in hilarious fashion, all while singing sappy love songs.“The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and B...

‘Big Walls’ artists talk street art

‘Big Walls’ artists talk street art

May 9, 2016

Six white stools, microphones and a large gong set the scene for the first ever “street style” panel discussion held by the Wabash Arts Corridor committee May 5 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. ...

‘My Quarter-Life Cancer’—from treatment to remission

‘My Quarter-Life Cancer’—from treatment to remission

December 14, 2015

Being a recent college graduate and trying to build a career worries most young people, but having a documentary made about one’s cancer diagnosis is not the route most people would choose while han...

‘Scary Stories’ documentary  to be released in 2016

‘Scary Stories’ documentary to be released in 2016

November 30, 2015

“The Big Toe” is a popular American folklore tale about a boy who finds a human toe in his garden. After eating it for supper, the boy is haunted during the night by a man looking for his missing toe. T...

Documentary details Disney’s freaks and geeks

Documentary details Disney’s freaks and geeks

November 23, 2015

Filmmaker Philip B. Swift’s latest documentary, “The Dark Side of Disney,” examines the subculture and sometimes scandalous goings-on at the family-oriented resort in Orlando, Florida.The documentary ta...

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