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Free agency frenzy

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 17, 2014

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are projected to depress baseball fans across the city this summer, and if it were not for NFL free agency, I would have to unjustly bore you with news of spring baseball t...

Green with it, rock with it

By Sophia Coleman

December 10, 2012

Green is the new tangerine.I must hold some sort of authority over at Pantone, the trendsetter in color for the design industry, because in my Nov. 26 column, “Toxic, tempting fashion,” I said the 2012 color of the year should be Forest Green.  My dream is nearly coming true because Pantone announced Dec. 6 that the color of 2013 is emerald green.It’s unlikely this magnificent jewel-tone will inspire the eco-consci...

iPad app augments art

By Emily Ornberg

December 3, 2012

Among sculptures of ancient Greek gods and centuries-old French paintings sits the Art Institute of Chicago’s own 10-inch project—an iPad app.LaunchPad, the first app of its kind, debuted at the Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Oct. 28. It enhances the museum-going experience by bringing the art to life through enhanced 3-D animations, behind-the-scenes videos and in-depth information about the artwork. It was desi...

It’s the Great Exhibit, Charlie Brown

By Trevor Ballanger

November 19, 2012

Since its debut in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schulz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comic strips in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters have come to life through animated TV specials and theater productions. Now, nearly 70 years later, a new generation of Chicagoans can experience Charlie Brown and the gang in an exhibit th...

Cutting print editions of college newspapers disservice to campus

By Gabrielle Rosas

April 16, 2012

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 showed that the print newspaper is slowly becoming a nostalgic item. Approximately half of U.S. citizens get their news online, preferring the mobility and accessibility of an iPad or laptop. In fact, 44 percent of people who took the survey said they get most of their news from the Web or on a mobile device. The future of the mainstream media lies in the post-digital ag...

Student wins ‘Quit to Win’ contest

By Lisa Schulz

November 28, 2011

Using a wave of black and red design to convey a message that most children can’t communicate, Elizabeth Salinas created a winning advertisement highlighting the dangers of parental secondhand smoke that is about to spread across Chicago.The senior art and design major won the “Quit to Win” anti-smoking design contest for the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project, hosted by the Respiratory Health Association of Metropol...

Too good for the rest of us

By Samuel Charles

November 14, 2011

I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to having my cell phone out on the train. Some combination of Words with Friends, iTunes, texting and my free crossword puzzle app usually graces my iPhone’s screen. But it seems like every time there’s a piece in the news about someone being held up on the train for their phone, it’s almost always one of the Apple variety. You’d think that would make me more leery and aware of...

‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

March 28, 2011

"The Lincoln Lawyer" stars Matthew McConaughey as Michael "Mick" Haller, a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental Sedan. He lands the case of a lifetime defending a rich playboy played by Ryan Phillippe. The Chronicle's Film Critic Sean Lechowicz reviews the film.

Tracking Chicago’s psychedelic history

By Samuel Charles

March 14, 2011

Hoarding, acquiring or gathering—any of those terms could be applied to historian and journalist Steve Krakow and his endless mission to expand his collections.Krakow, also known by his stage name “Plastic Crimewave,” visited Columbia on March 9 at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression in the Wabash Campus Building to give insight into the not-solely-monetary value his collections have. The visit was part of t...

Apple’s new gadget won’t immediately revolutionize media

By Lauren Kelly

February 8, 2010

In the days leading up to the unveiling of Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad, geeks, techies and almost anyone online were engulfed in a massive wave of mystical gossip and speculation about what the device would be capable of. The frenzy surrounding the debut of the top-secret product, whose mere existence had only been a rumor a few months before, dominated the media for weeks prior to its release. Since its debut on Jan...

Encounters of the third ‘i’

By The Columbia Chronicle

February 4, 2010

I’m sure most of you, like me, would get a decent case of goosebumps if you were to hold the iPad in your hands this moment. Only a few select people have done so since the Jan. 27 unveiling in San Francisco.Imagine it: that slick, solid slate shifts decidedly in your digits, doing all manners of marvelous things on its shiny, salacious screen.Some of us love Jony Ive’s team of designers at Apple more than we love our o...

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