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Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

November 7, 2016

The new Alicia Keys is HERE. The R&B singer is standing tall with her sixth studio album release, HERE, which dropped Nov. 4 on RCA Records. During a four-year music hiatus and a spot as a judge o...

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

September 12, 2016

Columbia’s Student Government Association announced its need to fill senator positions to new students at its first senate meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester.The meeting, held Sept. 6 at the Loft, located in...

‘Age of Ultron’ starts summer movie season

‘Age of Ultron’ starts summer movie season

May 11, 2015

Most films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe share similar characteristics: The central characters are established, a new villain emerges and the two forces fight. The final sequence is 20 minutes of break...

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

April 27, 2015

In recent weeks, Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and the designated successor to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” received backlash for a series of tweets dating back to 2009.The tweets, in whic...

NASA discusses future goals

NASA discusses future goals

October 13, 2014

As the 15th annual World Space Week came to a close, Columbia students gathered at Ferguson Hall in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on Oct. 8 for a presentation on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft. Linda Singleton, senior communications manager of Lockheed Martin, and Kay Anderson, ...

Media makers must consider racial representation

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

April 14, 2014

Works of art can seem diverse on the surface but have deeper flaws within, and media makers should carefully consider the effects their work will have on viewers.Artistic liberties, creative freedoms and free speech all play a role in creating influential art, but so does awareness of culture, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. For example, the long-running TV drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has received both praise and criti...

The Real Pinball Wizards

By Trevor Ballanger

February 13, 2012

In most dark arcades and bars is the uncharacteristically bright corner past the pool tables where a pinball machine sits waiting to be played.It doesn’t take a fan of The Who or Jodie Foster to realize these mechanical games have made a mark on pop culture history. So it makes sense that as the home of pinball, Chicago has one of the last remaining manufacturers of the classic game, Stern Pinball Inc., 2020 Janice Ave. in...

First-time filmmaker finds herself

By Drew Hunt

December 6, 2010

Toeing the line between candid self-reflection and pitiable narcissism, “Tiny Furniture” could end up becoming the runaway indie hit of the year. Writer/director Lena Dunham stars as Aura, a recent college grad who returns to her mother’s Tribeca loft and subsequently finds herself in an existential funk, fighting with her younger sister and aimlessly gadding about with her directionless friend.Proving the old adage of...

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