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Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Hot Yoga: An inside look

By Cristina Aguirre

March 26, 2011

Yoga, meditation and deep breathing have been shown to build flexibility, increase memory retention and improve focus. For people willing to explore the wide range of yoga classes available, a hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Chicago recently opened a new location, 47 W. Polk St. Classes take place in 105 degree rooms and students move through a series of 26 poses. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen...

Columbia alumni create documentary about students’ Sundance Film Festival journey

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

The largest independent film festival in the United States always welcomes the film industry’s bigwigs and top professionals, but this year it also introduced a few of Columbia’s own.The college’s presence was fully apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as alumni, college trustees and staff mingled during a three-day span of events in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21 -24.While at the festival, a 30-minute documentary ti...

‘Avatar’ cinematographer re-visits campus

By CiaraShook

February 22, 2010

Mauro Fiore sat in an armchair before a filled auditorium at Film Row Cinema as part of the Conversations in the Arts series. He reminded students of the importance for everyone to find their own path.Students, faculty, alumni and members of the public sat in on a conversation between Bruce Sheridan, chair of the Film and Video Department, and filmmaker and alumnus Fiore on Feb. 16 at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.In...

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