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‘S-Town’ original score shines behind narrative

‘S-Town’ original score shines behind narrative

April 17, 2017

Classical music riffs mix with hip-hop drum beats, emphasizing each twist and turn of the Southern Gothic story told in the podcast “S-Town.” The podcast also features The Zombies’ 1968 song, “A...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Citizens unite for  annual Chicago  Humanities Festival

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...

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

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...

High score for video game programs

High score for video game programs

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2015

Columbia is receiving recognition as one of the best game design and game programming colleges in the country. Successful Student, a website that provides college rankings and other higher education inform...

Metro audience thinks Barnett ‘clever cos she plays guitar’

Metro audience thinks Barnett ‘clever cos she plays guitar’

November 3, 2014

With bubblegum-pop princesses dominating the airwaves, it is easy to forget about edgy female musicians such as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth or Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair, who only needed a guitar an...

Alderman, workers fight for $15 wage

Alderman, workers fight for $15 wage

February 3, 2014

Minimum wage reform is gaining momentum as local workers ask voters to support a city referendum that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.Low-wage workers, community groups and the City ...

Bird’s new album unbroken

By Amanda Murphy

March 5, 2012

National Public Radio consistently feeds listeners artists from all over the world, letting news radio junkies get in on a little audible love. More than once I’ve attended a concert and overheard someone mentioning they heard the band on NPR and that was their reason for coming to the show.So Chicago-based indie rock revolutionary Andrew Bird made a smart decision when he allowed his new 14-track album “Break It Yourself”...

Columbia alumna performs at Steppenwolf

By Brian Dukerschein

December 5, 2011

As the casting associate at the Goodman Theatre, Columbia alumna Logan Vaughn is responsible for making actors’ dreams come true. Now, the 27-year-old is herself taking center stage, playing the title role in the Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of “Penelope.”For Vaughn, “actor” is an addition to a resume that already includes model, dancer, choreographer, theater director and assistant to Academy Award-nominated...

Consume at your own discretion

By BenitaZepeda

November 12, 2010

I guess I won’t be eating meat anymore. Thank you, Ira Glass. What sucks is I actually like meat—chicken and steak always complete a meal. But what I don’t like is how I know I would become incredibly attached to whatever I consumed before it had been killed.After watching an episode of “This American Life,” about what the farming industry is like now, I don’t want to eat a little piglet again.When I was a stude...

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