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One woman show visits Chicago, sparks conversation about artistry in current political climate

May 2, 2019

In a stand-alone performance about what it is like to create art with a 24-hour news cycle, choreographer, circus performer, acrobat, dancer, writer and comedian Adrienne Truscott is coming to the Mus...

Kevin Grimmett (left), Jason Yarger (center), and Jake Goldstein (right) from Hunny performing their sold-out show on Feb. 1 at Subterranean on 2011 W North Ave. 

HUNNY sweetens up Chicago during sold-out show

February 10, 2019

Eager audience members herded to the middle of the main floor as HUNNY frontman Jason Yarger ascended from the balcony into their hands during the band's final song. The pop-punk group made a name fo...

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” an exhibit highlighting Merce Cunningham, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave. on Feb. 11.

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

British artist Gillian Wearing’s new project is collecting window views from different countries. Fabrice Elikya Etudiant submitted a photograph from Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Worldwide window views shatter foreign stigmas through video project

February 29, 2016

Personal views can shape individual perspectives, but sharing those views might bring everyone new insights, British photographer Gillian Wearing said. Her latest visual art project showcases the colle...

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

April 13, 2015

Six months before his death at the age of 44 in 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald, famed author of The Lost Generation—a group of  expatriate writers who came of age around the time of World War I—wrote a l...

Nina Freeman’s “Freshman Year” game evokes feelings of loneliness and discomfort often felt during a student’s freshman year of college in this horrifying new game.

Game gives insight to haunting ‘Freshman Year’ experiences

April 13, 2015

Horror is the only genre that truly applies to “Freshman Year,” the latest of Nina Freeman’s vignette games. Freeman is a game designer prominent in the indie gaming scene who recently gained wide...

Majeed Faheem

Local artist uses neighborhood materials for MCA exhibit

March 16, 2015

Through the use of materials found in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, up-and-coming artist Faheem Majeed creates artwork that poses questions about activism and civic-mindedness. Majeed’s fir...

Jessica Caponigro assisted in running the screen-printing station at the Tracers Feminist Parking Lot event on March 3.

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

March 9, 2015

Jennifer Reeder started the Tracers Book Club a year and a half ago to reinvigorate the feminist and equality movements in the U.S.The Tracers Book Club began as a book club among friends, Reeder said. But as ...

White Mystery

Sibling duo brings live show to record stores

September 29, 2014

Brother-sister two-piece bands have become commonplace in the music industry, and in some cases the duets have been fake, but White Mystery’s rock ‘n’ roll siblings, Alex and Francis White, are th...

David Bowie Is

David Bowie exhibit ‘really made the grade’ at MCA

September 29, 2014

The “David Bowie Is” exhibit opened its doors to the public on Sept. 23 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., beginning the exhibit’s 3-month stop at the only American mus...

LGBT History Month celebrated for the first time

By Dannis Valera

October 8, 2012

For the first time in Columbia history, LGBT History Month is being recognized and celebrated by the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community.Joy Conway, the coordinator of the office, started planning for the month since the summer. This will be the first time the office gets their own month-long celebration like the other offices in Columbia’s Multicultural Affairs Office.“I thought that it would be fitting for us to hav...

Mind your own business

By Brianna Wellen

December 12, 2011

Columbia's part-time faculty union, P-Fac, has been airing its grievances to anyone who would listen since I’ve been a part of the student body. The group has been collecting support from students and other faculty and staff, and recently, through joining Occupy Columbia protests, a group known as C.A.C.H.E., the Coalition Against the Corporatization of Higher Education. Bringing this group into the mix resulted in a bomba...

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