The Columbia Chronicle

New art center invites community and students

Matthew Runfola founded the Chicago Industrial Art and Design Center, a nonprofit community organization that delivers industrial work education and will open to the public in May.

By McKayla Braid

March 9, 2015

The Chicago Industrial Art and Design Center, a nonprofit community organization that provides education and opportunities to create 3D objects with industrial machinery, will open its doors in May. Located at 6...

Roxie’s By The Slice, 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave., includes a limited menu of a slice with a range of toppings options.

Good until last bite at Roxie’s

March 9, 2015

The best restaurants are not always in the most obvious locations. Hole-in-the-wall, side-of-the-road eateries often make for the most memorable dining experiences, especially when looking for a quick...

Cafeteria a must

By Editorial Board

March 2, 2015

There is no denying the value of cultivating a sense of community among college students, especially Columbia students who are easily isolated in the sprawl of a city campus. Columbia’s administration constantly encourages collaboration—“find your creative posse”—but one of the many criticisms Columbia faces is its lack of communal spaces for students. Although Columbia does not have a typical college campus, it should ...

Alum recognized for innovative company

Kyle Heller’s company, Cinematique, was listed as one of the world’s most innovative video companies in 2015.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 2, 2015

Kyle Heller, a 2008 film + video alumnus, is the co-founder of start-up company Cinematique, an online screening platform that has been identified as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Compan...

Muggles Association president Megan Ammer cosplays as Louise from Bob’s Burgers at the 2014 CG2 Convention where all types of student-produced fan art is displayed and for sale at the event. The 2015 CG2 Convention will be held April 17 and 18 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Fandom fanatics to host CG2 convention

February 23, 2015

Witches, wizards and other magical beings from the college’s Muggles Association, Whovian Society and Japanese Anime Club student organizations will gather April 17 and 18 for their second annual Colu...

University of Illinois

University of Illinois protects students via smartphone app

February 23, 2015

A new smartphone application is supplying students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an easier way to contact the college’s security office.The college launched the app in response t...

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

February 16, 2015

With so many burger joints in Chicago, was there ever really a need for the Washington D.C. restaurateurs of Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash Ave., to open shop in the city? Traditional burger and shake f...

Devon Chicago’s little Pakistan-India

February 10, 2015

Devon Avenue, located on the Far North Side of Chicago, offers spicy Indian and Pakistani food. It is also a home away from home to many of the city’s residents who are immigrants.The strip offers loca...

‘Walking taco’ makes its way to Lincoln Square

‘Walking taco’ makes its way to Lincoln Square

February 9, 2015

After competitive eaters and creators of Glutton Force 5-—the former food truck operation team of Tim “Gravy” Brown and Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti—won an episode of the Food Network’s “...


Recipe: Shakshuka

February 2, 2015

Ingredients3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced1 green pepper, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon swe...

Alison Ruttan used ceramic structures and photography to explore warfare’s destruction and effects on human behavior in her new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Exhibit explores effects of warfare and human behavior

February 2, 2015

A new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., highlights the effects of war engendered destruction and human behavior.The exhibition, “When All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Lik...

Culinary bookstore spices up Lincoln Park

Read It and Eat, 2142 N. Halsted St., is a new bookstore coming to Lincoln Park with a focus on culinary literature. Owner Esther Dairiam said she hopes to open the store the first week of April.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Read It and Eat, a new culinary bookstore slated to open in April, will offer cooking demonstrations as well as cookbooks at its Lincoln Park location.Esther Dairiam, owner of Read It and Eat, 2142 N. ...

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