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‘Touched with Fire’ remains lukewarm

“Touched With Fire” is director Paul Dalio’s first feature-length film. 

By Film Critic

February 22, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” written and directed by Paul Dalio, is named after psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s book that examines the connection between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. In th...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

Onye Ozuzu, Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is starting a new committee called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, that focus on enhancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

February 8, 2016

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee—one of the newest Strategic Plan implementation committees—has been formed by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, according to a Jan. 28 email from Kim to faculty and sta...

‘Touched with Fire’ director Paul Dalio talks art, love and madness

Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and composed music for “Touched with Fire.” 

By Film Critic

February 1, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” writer and director Paul Dalio’s feature film debut, was originally called “Mania Days” but later adopted the title of the book, “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness...

“In the Heart of the Sea” hit U.S. theaters Dec. 11 after premiering in London and bringing in more than $18 million for the non-U.S. opening weekend.

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Carlee Belt, a senior television major and environmental studies minor, will spend January in Hawaii as an Artist in Residence and conduct environmental field work.

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

November 30, 2015

As many Columbia students contemplate spending their winter break huddled around fires, Carlee Belt is preparing to spend January in Hawaii—earning three credits toward her Columbia degree.Belt, a sen...

The area has seen an increase in newly developed housing in recent years.

Tech tenants could raise real estate prices in the South Loop

January 26, 2015

Three new residential complexes being built in Chicago’s South Loop could turn the neighborhood into a hotspot for tech employees. Google moved its headquarters to the Fulton Market Warehouse Distri...

Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick are two of the actors in the star-studded cast of Walt Disney Studios’ newest film, “Into the Woods,” which will debut this Christmas.

Pine, Kendrick sing their way to big screen in ‘Into The Woods’

December 1, 2014

After directing movie recreations of classic musicals “Annie” and “Chicago,” Rob Marshall is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into The Woods” to the big screen Dec. 25 through...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

The “Literary Magazine Editing” class chooses submitted poems that will be included in the annual issue of the Columbia Poetry Review, an internationally distributed poetry journal of student work, solicited works of renowned poets and public submissions.

Students learn by editing Columbia Poetry Review

November 3, 2014

After reaching its Nov. 1 deadline for submission to its 28th issue, The Columbia Poetry Review, a student-edited literary journal, is now one step closer to publication. Every fall, the “Literary...

Adam Roth, Sebastian Fritze and Bill Delia of Grizfolk rocked the Aragon Entertainment Center on Oct. 21.

Bastille, Grizfolk stun Aragon audience

October 27, 2014

Pop band Bastille and rock newcomer Grizfolk stole the hearts of thousands of fans at their electrifying sold-out show on Oct. 21 at the Aragon Entertainment Center, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.Grizfolk, an up-...

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