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Pitchfork Music Festival will celebrate high-profile and local talent July 15–17.

Pitchfork gets 10.0 rating for summer music festival

February 29, 2016

After a whirlwind year, including a buyout from Condé Nast media, Pitchfork and its annual Pitchfork Music Festival have not forgotten their original home in Chicago with the recently announced festival li...

More than 65 percent of Christkindlmarket’s vendors travel from Germany to participate, according to the market’s website.

Christkindlmarket celebrates 20th year sans tree

November 9, 2015

The first Christkindlmarket in Chicago, 411 N. Michigan Ave., took place 20 years ago with just a handful of wooden stands in which patrons could shop. This year, the Christkindlmarket will be hosted a...

Admissions policy needs less generosity

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2012

Enrollment for Columbia’s fall semester is down 842 students. A good number of those–310 students–did not return because of a failure to meet academic standards. Seemingly, there are students who are unable to keep up with the college’s expectations, and this might have to do with the school’s admission policy.Columbia accepts more than 80 percent of its applicants, according to its website. This is actually not t...

Columbia honorary degree recipients talk future

By Amanda Murphy

April 18, 2011

For Ryan Schreiber, founder and CEO of Pitchfork Media, receiving an honorary degree means a lot more than giving a speech and sporting formal wear. Schreiber, who never attended college, will tell any Columbia student the importance of the knowledge, training and opportunities a degree provides. He will not downplay the struggles he faced starting up his music publication with what he says was barely a high school diplom...

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