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Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

September 30, 2020

I've seen plenty of people come and go during my 20 months at the Chronicle. From regular staffers popping in and leaving as opportunities arise and situations change, to fellow members of management ...

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

July 2, 2020

As Illinois moves into phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, film production has resumed following a new set of required coronavirus safety guidelines published by the Illin...

Chicago theatre community journeys ‘over the rainbow’ to connect with audience

May 20, 2020

When Ed Rutherford read a New York Times article about how rich people were preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, he was inspired to produce a show based on this idea. Unable to put on the show in-person...

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

September 27, 2019

At Smashed Plastic Record Pressing, on the corner of Diversey and Tripp avenues, one steamless machine is the source of all the vinyl-making magic, which runs completely on a closed hot water system, the...

“Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery” is playing at The Blackout Cabaret on Thursdays April 5–May 31, then moving to Judy’s Beat Lounge Saturday’s June 2–30, both at 230 W. North Ave. 

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

April 1, 2018

In a dimly-lit cabaret, a detective interrogates individuals, hoping to solve a murder in “Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery,” an audience participation-themed entertainment.Performing at The B...

“Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” opening March 23 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., takes the classic stock image meme and turns it on its head. 

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

Several Columbia student, including Kendra Keeter-Gray (pictured) worked on set of

Students assist “Daily Show’s” Chicago production

October 27, 2017

Though it may not be the most glamorous job, production assistants are an integral part of television or movie production. Provided with an opportunity to work in their fields on a nationally br...

Featured Artist: 'Loving Vincent' painter Dena Peterson

Featured Artist: ‘Loving Vincent’ painter Dena Peterson

October 20, 2017

Painter Dena Peterson was one of 125 selected artists out of 5,000 applicants to animate "Loving Vincent," the world's first oil-painted feature film, which explores the life and death of Vincent Van ...

The Columbia Theatre Department's run of 'Little Shop of Horrors' will have a little bit of horror in it again, according to Director David Woolley.

Columbia performs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

March 9, 2017

The Theatre Department's rendition of horror comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” opened March 8 for a 10-day run. The show, based on a 1986 film musical that is in turn based on 1960 Roger Corman horror film, explores the mayhem created by Seymour, a shy florist, and his ...

The Black Arts Movement and Beyond | The Columbia Chronicle

March 6, 2017

Students, leaders and community members gathered at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., on March 2 to hear renowned poet, author and educator Haki Madhubuti read excerpts from his boo...

Margaret Bryne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, shares the seven-year story of African-American men growing up in the rural south in documentary, “Raising Bertie.”

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

Columbia’s first student-run late night show, “Columbia Tonight,” had its first live taping Nov. 18.

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

November 28, 2016

Drawing inspiration from other colleges and several popular late night shows, students created Columbia’s first late night style talk show, showcasing student talent and entertainment, according to the show’s creators. Kate McDermott, a sophomore television major, and Natalie T...

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