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‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

October 9, 2019

As he was thinking about how to gather all the pieces for his debut novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates said he received advice to not write another typical story about slavery. Selected as one of Oprah’s Book Club ...

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

February 15, 2019

Ida B. Wells was a remarkable activist and journalist whose anti-lynching campaign helped in the fight for civil rights of black Americans in the U.S. The risks she took to improve the lives of othe...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 30, 2017

Archivist Meg Hixon has been immersed for two and a half years in poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ correspondence with fellow Illinois poet Langston Hughes, and others, in order to introduce audiences to the ...

CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

October 17, 2016

A petition demanding a halt to curricular changes in the Fashion Studies Department was published online Oct. 10 by an anonymous group of students and faculty.The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted...

Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 3, 2016

Florrisant and Canfield used to be just another a street intersection in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it is much more.In 2014, Michael Brown was killed by acquitted police officer Darren Wilson at the intersection. As...

Chicago welcomes ‘Hamilton’ creator to theater family

Chicago welcomes ‘Hamilton’ creator to theater family

September 26, 2016

Shedding his sneakers because “I tell the truth more with my shoes off,” Lin-Manuel Miranda walked onstage at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, for a conversation with The Chicago Tribune...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

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