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The Portfolio Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave., gave the 2015 Weisman Award to 15 winners. Each recipient is given $2,000 as support to fund and finish current projects.

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

“The Voices”

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

February 16, 2015

Simultaneously gruesome, surreal, quirky and hilarious, “The Voices” is an unwanted horror comedy offspring at the Sundance Film Festival circuit and a ready-made cult classic. Directed by Marjane ...

“Project Almanac” makes being cool the new American dream

February 9, 2015

“Project Almanac,” a time-traveling teen comedy, is what happens when MTV grabs a conceptual high-brow sci-fi script and tosses it around a writer’s room injecting phrases like “dude” and “ba...

Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. Left to right: Nihal Advani, CEO and founder, Herrman Taraporewala, marketing manager and Aaqib Usman, interactive producer. 

Georama, Lurie Children’s bring world to patients

February 2, 2015

Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is partnering with Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., to take patients who cannot leave the hospital on virtual adventures around the world....

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

February 2, 2015

Little is known about the evolution of speech from humanity’s distant past. However, one orangutan named Tilda at Germany’s Cologne Zoo has brought researchers closer to an understanding of these unkn...

Blink-182’s back-and-forth a sad moment for fans

By Managing Editor

February 2, 2015

The past year has been an era of change for many bands. In August, indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie lost a founding member when in- strumentalist and producer Chris Walla announced he would leave the band. Despite the sadness that engulfed long-time Death Cab lovers, Walla was at least courteous on his way out. The trend continues with one of the millennial generation’s most beloved pop-punk bands. Since Mark Hoppus and Travis ...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Photography alumna Barbara Diener introduced her work Jan. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building for the opening reception of the “What Remains” exhibit.

Photography alumna finds home away from home

February 2, 2015

When 2013 photography alumna Barbara Diener’s father died, the artist felt compelled to reconnect with her heritage and reminisce about Mechernich, the small town in Germany where she grew up. Diener ...

Context 2015 to feature work of Columbia professor

Alice Hargrave has been attending Filter Photo Festival events for the last two years, but Context 2015 is the first time she has submitted work to the festival. 

By Campus Reporter

February 2, 2015

Alice Hargrave, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department, was selected from a pool of more than 600 artists to show her work at the Filter Photo Festival’s annual spring exhibition, Context...

Local Brewery Stirs Up Big Beer

February 2, 2015

Goose Island Brew Pub, located at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., has been brewing craft beer since 1988.The brewery hosts "Beer Academy" on the last Wednesday of every month, to showcase their wide range of beers...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith performing

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

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