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“In the Heart of the Sea” hit U.S. theaters Dec. 11 after premiering in London and bringing in more than $18 million for the non-U.S. opening weekend.

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Carlee Belt, a senior television major and environmental studies minor, will spend January in Hawaii as an Artist in Residence and conduct environmental field work.

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

November 30, 2015

As many Columbia students contemplate spending their winter break huddled around fires, Carlee Belt is preparing to spend January in Hawaii—earning three credits toward her Columbia degree.Belt, a sen...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender appears as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film,

‘Steve Jobs’ finds humanity in the abstract

November 2, 2015

Released Oct. 23, the Danny Boyle-directed “Steve Jobs” unfolds through a series of vignettes depicting the dramatic backstage occurrences of three iconic product launches—the Macintosh 128K in 198...

Universal high-quality preschool pays off

By Opinions Editor

November 2, 2015

Presidential campaign education platforms primarily focus on college tuition and student debt. However, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the implementation of universal prekindergarten education, which would increase access to high-quality preschool education to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past, preschool has been out of reach for lower-income children, as private preschools are expensive...

Scout's Guide

Dillon Francis gets bloody, zombified on big screen in new movie

October 26, 2015

Dillon Francis, best-known as a musician and rapper, is getting his feet wet—and bloody—in the new Halloween thriller “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” through Paramount Pictures.The flick...

Olivia Cygan, who plays the lead Chris and Jordan Brodess who plays Hugo, play two teenage neighbors in “Feathers and Teeth.”

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

The Senior Center on Halsted in which Eva Skye lives is the first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing facility in the Midwest.

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

September 21, 2015

The 33rd annual Reeling Film Festival opened on Sept. 17 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., focusing on LGBT filmmakers and films. The week-long festival, which debuted in April 1981, show...

Handicap parking place

Pilsen residents call for greater disability access

September 14, 2015

Shouts of “What do we want? Access! When do we want it? Now!” were heard in front of the office of Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) in Pilsen on Sept. 3 as residents protested for equal disability ac...

Millennials must take pride in their present and future

By Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Some viewers of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards found it funny when Kanye West dubbed himself part of the millennial generation. At 38, he’s not technically part of the 18–34 crew, but his attitudes might be more in line with this generation than many in the appropriate age group. A Sept. 3 Pew Research Center report revealed just 40 percent of millennials identify with the generational label. But why did West, who act...

Citywide Home Theater festival comes to Chicago

The Chicago Home Theater Festival will host a variety of entertainment from more than 300 local Chicago artists.

By Katlyn Tolly

May 11, 2015

Homes across Chicago will become part of a citywide entertainment festival as they play host to film screenings and theater, dance and alternative performances.Part of the annual Chicago Home Theater F...

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