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Phoebe Pryce (Jessica) and Jonathan Pryce (Shylock) will perform in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of “The Merchant of Venice,” featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016.

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

This Boombox, a repurposed shipping container, is just one example of how Latent Design hopes to utilize and revitalize public spaces. 

New pop-up library ‘rewrites’ Wicker Park

November 16, 2015

In collaboration with Activate! Chicago, a City of Chicago initiative, and Latent Design, an urbanism firm, Read/Write Library is staging “Rewritable Wicker Park,” a pop-up library located at 1260 N. M...

Artistic director James Morehead said attendees can expect a range of programming including drag performances.

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus ‘funks up’ Christmas favorites

November 9, 2015

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is looking to revitalize and put its stamp on classic holiday songs as the season quickly approaches.This year, the group’s annual holiday show “Miracle on Thirty-Funk...

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

In addition to being faculty, Meno is also a Columbia alumnus, graduating with his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Creative Writing in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 9, 2015

"Over the low-lying fields, over the wide meadows, the sun—rampant, galloping westward—beating back the night. On and on across the white hills, the dun-colored hills, the hills ripening with green....

Caiti Pina, senior creative writing major, captures the audience with her story of family dynamics and relationships.

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

November 2, 2015

Huddled in a small space known as The Teal Room in the back of Pub 626 in Rogers Park, audience members listened intently as Caiti Pina, a senior creative writing major, shared her experiences of breaking ou...

Artists work on pottery wheels in Lillstreet's ceramic workspace

Lillstreet Art Center celebrates 40 years

November 2, 2015

Lillstreet Art Center, a Ravenswood community staple, is celebrating 40 years in operation in 2015.Pam Robinson, the director of Educational Programming in the Jewelry and Glass Department at Lillstreet, said ...

Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

Choose major based on interest, not potential

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 5, 2015

Since the Great Recession, there has been a strong and consistent push for high school graduates to pursue college degrees. Students are generally prodded in the direction of a traditional, four-year degree—and perhaps even more specifically, toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees.The digital age gave rise to advances in technology, which in turn created a multitude of tech-related jobs and a demand for ...

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

Belmont (from left to right): Joey Legittino (bass/vocals), Brian Lada (drums), Matt Fusi (lead guitar), Sam Patt (rhythm guitar) and Taz Johnson (vocals)

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 21, 2015

Belmont is a pop-punk quintet  from Chicago’s North Side. Formed in 2014, the band has garnered a sizable following in the Chicago area. Its latest EP, Vicissitude, was recorded over a three-day peri...

Residents attended a movie night put on by the Sunnyside Mall Committee over the summer. 

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

Prospero levitates his daughter Miranda in Shakespeare Theater’s “The Tempest.”

‘The Tempest’ brings magic in Chicago

September 14, 2015

Acclaimed director Aaron Posner’s rendition of Shakespeare’s haunting play “The Tempest” opened Sept. 8 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Courtyard stage, 800 E. Grand Ave.According to Regina...

The 2015–2016 season begins with “Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monument” in October.

MoCP captures 40 years of photography

September 8, 2015

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, located on the first floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building, will showcase a series of exhibitions during its 2015–2016 s...

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