The Columbia Chronicle

Ra Gordon is developing his craft at Peter Cottontale's studio in Logan Square.

This 17-year-old producer is cooking hits for big Chicago names

February 11, 2020

Ra Gordon, a 17-year-old producer, made a name for himself by posting leaked music on Instagram and YouTube from Playboi Carti and Pierre Bourne, bringing in more than a million views. But when peopl...

Notable Native: Rodney

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

October 29, 2018

Chicago native Rodney “HotRod” Washington has a voice the  windy city is familiar with. He is a radio personality at Chicago’s Power 92.3 WPWX and the home DJ for University of Notre Dame’s foo...

Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

Daphne 2018 seeks to educate as well as entertain and runs March. 1–31 at SmartBar Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 24, 2018

This year’s Daphne series—a month-long collection of shows and talks dedicated to underrepresented artists in the electronic music scene—is a reminder to EDM fans of the need for cultural diversity in...


What do ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ ‘Rugrats,’ The Beatles have in common?

November 13, 2017

As a kid who frequented the local movie theater on Saturday afternoons, Ron Campbell grew up fascinated by cartoons. At the time, Campbell did not understand what exactly cartoons were before having an epiph...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

Producer and musician Steve Albini (bottom) knows the ins and outs of Chicago’s punk scene. He has seen it grow throughout the decades and still lives it, recording punk bands at his Avondale recording studio Electrical Audio, 2621 W. Belmont Ave.

Pioneer of Punk: Steve Albini remembers music community

April 10, 2017

Punk rock was a single, momentary flash of light, casting shadows on those who preceded it. Changing the lives of many, punk rock was a movement that influenced art, fashion and culture for years, and art...

Beverly Anderson, Associate Dean of Student Health and Support, provided faculty members legal information about accommodations students with disabilities.

Series educates faculty on legal obligations in the classroom

March 3, 2017

Faculty members learned about legal policies that apply to the classroom including educational policies regarding discrimination, harassment and privacy during the second “LegalToolkit for the Inclusive Classroom” session. The first of the two sessions was hosted in the 1104 S. W...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

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