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Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

Superchunk’s What A Time To Be Alive points and riles up the troops

By Kevin Tiongsonn

February 23, 2018

Superchunk’s new album What A Time To Be Alive starts with healthy self-awareness right off the bat: “What a time to be alive/we can’t pretend to be surprised,” howls guitarist and lead vocalis...

The Districts ‘manipulate’ sound onstage and off

The Districts ‘manipulate’ sound onstage and off

By Miranda Manier

December 4, 2017

The Districts’ Popular Manipulations, released in August, explores isolation and abandonment in mostly self-produced songs that include emotional vocals paired with powerful, weighty guitar riffs. Indie r...

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

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

May 1, 2017

The April 25 announcement of an interim chair of the Cinema and Television Arts Department may have come as a surprise to faculty and staff who didn’t even know of the new department’s existence....

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

April 6, 2015

Philadelphia native band Dr. Dog has made a name for itself during the last 15 years as one of indie rock’s most celebrated groups. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, bassist and voca...

College takes runway in local fashion competition

College takes runway in local fashion competition

By Lauren Kostiuk

March 30, 2015

Following months of preparation, eight Columbia students will participate in Chicago Fashion Foundation’s 8th Annual Fashion Design Competition and Fashion Show.Fourteen fashion students from across ...

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

November 17, 2014

Since Walt Disney Studios purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009, popular comic book characters have exploded onto the silver screen. Although the company played it relatively safe with fan favorites such...

South Side skating and bowling rink celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

South Side skating and bowling rink celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2014

In the South Side neighborhood of Englewood, women and their daughters attended the Oct. 8 Save Our Girls event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center, 1219 W. 76th St....

Fat Acceptance Movement creates confidence, change

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

As a plus-size fashion blogger, I have encountered several obstacles regarding my curves, especially in an industry obsessed with skinniness and bodies that are not the norm.Although challenging, all of my endeavors have made me appreciate all of  the things that set me apart from other fashion bloggers—my hips included—even if it means I cannot always wear the trends or brands I am fascinated by. Recently, more women ...

‘Frank’ woos audiences with big heart, big head

‘Frank’ woos audiences with big heart, big head

September 8, 2014

While “Frank,” a new comedy about fame, music and social media by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, is supremely quirky in the best indie tradition, its performances, humor and deep themes broaden its a...

Dopey DeMarco shows depth

Dopey DeMarco shows depth

By Brandon Howard

April 7, 2014

The last time Mac DeMarco played at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, was in July 2013. At the time, the young Canadian lo-fi indie rocker was just finishing recording his new album Salad Days, releas...

Classic Baked Chicken

Classic Baked Chicken

February 17, 2014

Living with my sister, our staple meal was ramen and fast food, despite the fact that she was on a diet. Because she was concerned about what she was eating and I was concerned about what I was spending...

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