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'Amazing Spiderman 2' swings too low.

‘Spider-Man 2’ swings short of legacy

May 12, 2014

Marvel’s monopoly on spinning superhero stories continues to grow with every new release, and these films have to go big or go home. Director Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the first ...

Bottlefork, 441 N. Clark St., operated by Rockit Ranch Productions, focuses on perfecting smoked meats and creatively mixed drinks. The Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger ($17) is smoked in-house.

Bottlefork a smokin’ success

April 7, 2014

In what looks like a cross between a tavern and a cooking show, business-casual twenty and thirty-somethings sit at crowded tables and giant booths divided between two bars—one for the drinks and the other for ...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

Glitches draw interactive artists

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 12, 2012

Glitches, whether in video games or a computer application, are often thought of as the pests of technology.  However, a group of artists have found a creative way to use them in  their work.“Datamoshing,” the use of glitches to create digital video, was one topic discussed at a Nov. 7 lecture on “glitch art” hosted by the Interactive Arts & Media Department. The lecture was given by  Nick Briz and Jon Satrom...

Columbia’s non-fiction film program opens door to all departments

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Renewed, refreshed and revamped, the Film & Video Department’s documentary concentration will soon allow students from all majors to learn more about this genre of filmmaking.As interest in nonfiction filmmaking continues to grow, the department has made documentary classes available to all students to expand the curriculum and encourage more collaboration withother departments.Dan Rybicky, an associate film & vide...

Alumnus releases app, Columbia to implement new mobile media major

By Lisa Schulz

April 30, 2012

Recall the evolution of technology during the past year. Now imagine the technological innovations of the last two decades. Now consider the software learned and used in college being completely phased out 17 years after graduation.Mark Dascoli, a 1999 Columbia graduate, did technical work during his time at the college by maintaining The Chronicle’s website in 1996. He then took a position as a quality assurance engineer at Ap...

‘The Magnificent Seven’ season ends as Volunteers move on to Sweet 16

By Nader Ihmoud

March 20, 2012

Doug Bruno, DePaul University Blue Demons’ head coach, refused to call the game against the Tennessee University Lady Volunteers a war, but he described the loss as a “back alley fight.”The Demons ended their 11-game winning streak at the Allstate Arena, 6920 Manheim Road, and their season came to an end before the team could earn a trip back to the Sweet Sixteen. Guard Anna Martin lead all scorers with 20 points, but ea...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

Little Village app entered in Chicago-wide contest

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

Three female students in Columbia’s Interactive Arts and Media Department contributed to the creation of “Mi Parque,” Spanish for “My Park,” a versatile and bilingual smartphone application for the “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest, which was held in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Oct. 7.The community-focused app tracks progress on the transformation of Little Village’s 23-acre, formerly toxic industri...

Mapmaker releases new album

By Brianna Wellen

April 11, 2011

Blending equal parts rock, pop and funk with strong jazz influences, the members of Mapmaker have a sound outside the typical college garage band genre. Saxophone and clarinet riffs play alongside guitar and drum solos. After finding their stride playing a steady rotation of local music venues, such as the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., and Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., they released their second full-length album ...

Student gaming work in global spotlight

By Samuel Charles

February 21, 2011

The 11th annual Game Developers Conference, which is a gaming trade show, aims to give professionals and fans a look into the future of interactive gaming. This year, a group of Columbia game design students in the Interactive Arts and Media Department will be among the designers displaying their work.The conference, which industry professionals consider to be the biggest video game showcase in the world, will be held in San F...

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