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OPINION: Aziz Ansari should act ‘Right Now’

OPINION: Aziz Ansari should act ‘Right Now’

July 11, 2019

Aziz Ansari’s latest Netflix special, “Right Now," is full of jokes. But to me, the first five minutes is the most laughable part of it all. The Indian American comedian starts his set telling the au...

Local author strikes Netflix deal

Local author strikes Netflix deal

April 5, 2019

Mary Kubica, a suburban Chicago resident, is taking her work to the big screen with her upcoming novel “The Other Mrs.,” which has been acquired by Netflix for a film to be released in 2020. Kubica is a N...

13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

By Grace Senior

April 11, 2018

Netflix announced March 21 a second season of "13 Reasons Why," adapted from Jay Asher's 2007 novel. The show's first season explored high school sophomore Hannah Baker's life and struggles that led to...

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

October 23, 2017

When author Jay Asher released “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a 2007 novel about a young girl who dies by suicide and leaves letters to those who she believed influenced her decision, the number of teen suic...

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

September 18, 2017

Ellen Chenoweth has been appointed interim director and lead curator of the college’s nationally recognized Dance Presenting Series, following former director Bonnie Brooks’ retirement May 31. Chenoweth, who officially started Sept. 11, said she was familiar with DPS before heari...

Pop-up bar turns patrons ‘Upside Down’

Pop-up bar turns patrons ‘Upside Down’

September 5, 2017

“Stranger Things” fans can visit the topsy-turvy world of “The Upside Down” at the latest Emporium pop-up bar in Logan Square throughout September before the October Season 2 release.The bar, 236...

Student Programming Board hosts first gallery event

Student Programming Board hosts first gallery event

February 27, 2017

Students' artwork lined the walls of the Letterbox Gallery ranging from abstract paintings to cartoon illustrations. Another area of the gallery was filled with decorations coinciding with students' films being projected onto the wall. The Student Programming Board hosted its fir...

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

From grunge-pop to Netflix—local band gets taste of fame through ‘Stranger Things’

From grunge-pop to Netflix—local band gets taste of fame through ‘Stranger Things’

October 24, 2016

Six guys are sitting at a restaurant, laughing loudly and making jokes as they chow down on their hamburgers and beers. Suddenly, one gets a tap on the shoulder from a man at the nearby table."Excuse me...

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