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Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

March 4, 2018

Columbia alumnus Michael Jolls takes a critical look at “The Films of Steven Spielberg,” in his second book, a complex examination of the renowned director’s life and body of work. Jolls, a produ...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

Tidal puts consumers in tug-of-war

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

As a Columbia student, it almost feels wrong to reject an idea that is allegedly designed to support artists.From musicians to photographers to journalists, many of today’s creative young adults are entering their industries in fear of lacking employment opportunities and inadequate pay for the jobs they do get.In the wake of the launch of Tidal, Jay Z’s newly purchased streaming service co-owned by 16 of the industry’s ...

Jameson Swain

Featured Athlete: Jameson Swain

February 23, 2015

Jameson Swain, a junior journalism major, transferred to Columbia during the Fall 2014 semester and joined the Renegades baseball team to play the sport he’s loved his whole life. The Huntington Bea...

The Chronicle talks artistry, music history and fashion with AEMMP records | The Columbia Chronicle

December 8, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Media Management Practicum members talk about their success in the music industry, the roots of their passion and what they feel most comfortable wearing.For more multimedia co...

Sound Off: Beyoncé’s questionable re-release far from flawless

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Beyoncé dropped her surprise visual album just before midnight on Dec. 12, 2013, an act that caught fans and the industry as a whole off-guard.  The self-titled album was her fifth full-length album, and it came without any type of warning. By the time the album dropped, most fans had either forgotten about her promised release or given up hope that it would arrive any time soon after being strung along with false promis...

Head over heels: Thou shall have standards for boots, not boys

By Managing Editor

October 13, 2014

A modern philosopher by the name of Ke$ha once said, “Boots and boys, they bring me so much joy.” Honestly, I couldn’t have said it any better, especially because it’s fall and not only are boots a must-have, but boys also make the perfect fall accessory if you’re cold or craving attention—I refuse to say “lonely.”Boys are like boots. They either meet your expectations or you find something better. Just like there are many...

Social media linked to student anxiety

College students who frequently use social media may have increased anxiety levels

By Megan Bennett

May 12, 2014

Anxiety disorders are on the rise in young adults, and recent studies suggest the spike may be related to social media.Forty million adults in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, one of the most c...

Video Poll: Should the city ban plastic bags?

March 31, 2014

Plastic bags could be banned from Chicago's retail stores if city council passes legislation meant to quell the environmental effects of plastic shopping bags. Students got a chance to voice their opin...

I believe I can jam

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

Although it is a seminal piece of artwork produced during my childhood, I remember next to nothing from “Space Jam,” the 1996 half-animated, half-live-action masterpiece featuring Michael Jordan in his, uh, “acting” debut playing basketball with the Looney Toons crew. I faintly remember some of its cheesy special effects and that one golfing scene where Bugs Bunny and Jordan lock lips, but my memories of the plot and ...

Chicago ‘traps’ rap stigmas

By Trevor Ballanger

December 3, 2012

When hypnotic beats are entangled with the menacing ebb and flow of murderous lyrics, popular music can become a danger to society. One might even call this kind of music a trap.Rap music has been plagued by stigmas since its start in the ’70s, later gaining momentum and becoming one of the most influential genres in popular music.According to Michael Kolar, owner of SoundScape Studios, a Chicago-based recording company...

Big music names for big industry conference

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

One night of distributing business cards, receiving critique on work samples and creating confident conversation with music industry professionals can lead to five years working within different entities at Hip-Hop mogul Sean :Diddy" Comb's Enterprises.At least that’s the path Sara Anwar, instructor in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department and 2006 graduate, made for herself at Columbia, and students ar...

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