The Columbia Chronicle

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

‘Carrie’ re-imagining now in production

By Trevor Ballanger

July 11, 2012

It’s a slow-motion teenage dream—a group of naked girls laughing and showering together after gym class. Delicate music and steam rise through the air. Meanwhile, a social pariah is experiencing her first period in a state of panic, a flurry of sanitary napkins and the resounding “PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP!” of her peers.This is Brian De Palma’s 1976 cinematic representation of “Carrie” by Stephen King. One could d...

Nurses unite at first major NATO protest

By Contributing Writer

May 17, 2012

By Steve SchornMore than 3,000 protesters gathered for a rally Friday organized by the National Nurses United group in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St. It was the first major protest in advance of the NATO Summit this weekend.Karen Higgins, one of the co-presidents of National Nurses United, said she the nurses want to fund healthcare instead of warfare.“We will not go away,” Higgins said. “This is the beginning.  We a...

Creatures in toyland

By Cristina Aguirre

April 3, 2011

Forces of good and evil reside in countries like Hot Dog Kingdom and Pantslyvania, guarded by the protectors in Ninja Town. In another world, furry six-legged creatures, known as FluffyYukYuks, chomp through everything they can get their teeth on, with loyal FluffyBooBoos and FluffyBadBads by their sides. With scenes and storylines derived from the imaginations of artists, the fictitious characters enter the world in the form o...

Designer toys find home in Chicago

By Brianna Wellen

April 3, 2011

Forces of good and evil reside in countries like Hot Dog Kingdom and Pantsylvania, guarded by the protectors in Ninja Town. In another world, furry six-legged creatures, known as FluffyYukYuks, chomp through everything they can get their teeth on, with loyal FluffyBooBoos and FluffyBadBads by their sides. With scenes and storylines derived from the imaginations of artists, the fictitious characters enter the world in the form o...

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