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‘Billion Dollar’ talk with Tim & Eric

By Sophia Coleman

February 13, 2012

They’ve made you laugh. They’ve made you cry. And they probably have made you barf in your mouth a little.Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have never been the kind of comedians eager to appeal to a mainstream audience. Since 2007, the comedic duo has been the kings of uncomfortable, crude comedy with “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which served as the perfect platform for ...

Rough ‘n’ raw rockabilly

By Sophia Coleman

February 13, 2012

The neo-rockabilly trio, Three Blue Teardrops, dabble in the traditional ’50s sound, but also let the chaos of the ’70s punk scene and ’80s hardcore influence its music.Formed in 1991 with Dave Sisson on hollow body guitar and vocals, Rick Uppling on upright doghouse bass and vocals, and Randy Sabo on drums, the three have made its impact on the American rockabilly, replete with greasy pompadours and leather motorcycl...

‘Nice Cream’ will put up fight

By Sophia Coleman

September 6, 2011

Ice cream lovers in Chicago and the rest of Illinois may find their options limited in the search for organic frozen treats.Governmental crackdowns on small businesses and family farms are increasing across the country, according to the documentary “Farmageddon,” which had its Chicago premiere on Aug. 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.The film documents farmers who have been subjected to raids by the ...

Filmmakers determined to spread sustainability through documentary

By Contributing Writer

August 8, 2011

by Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterTwo Columbia alumni are set on a mission to bring sustainability to America.Their documentary, “A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots,” directed by Michael Silberman, 24, with cinematographer Mark Fragassi, 24, begins in the most unlikely of places—a former meat-packing facility on Chicago’s South Side.So far they have over 250 hours of film on various projects around Chicago, a...

Animal shelters persevere through economy

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2011

By Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterDespite Chicago’s precarious economic status and the financial burdens businesses and people are facing, animal shelters across the city are pulling through and creating innovative ways to help pets and their owners.The Crisis Care Program, the Guardian Angel Program and the Pet Food Bank are some of the programs Pets Are Worth Saving Chicago and The Anti-Cruelty Society are implementi...

How To: Self-Hypnotize

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2011

by: Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterMost people have heard of hypnosis through Hollywood theatrics, but true hypnotism involves an altered, heightened state of mind, resulting in a powerful technique for effecting change.As spring semester concludes, students will be looking for a way to focus and remain calm throughout summer. Rather than suffer through a late-night study session or guzzle energy drinks minutes before ...

Modern metal ‘Symphony’

By HermineBloom

April 25, 2011

by: Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterWith two years under their belt, the four members of the North Side band Trainwreck Symphony are a solid addition to Chicago’s rock scene.Performing at popular venues such as the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., and the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., they use their “modern metal” style to draw in diverse crowds. The vocals of lead singer Kona Villamil, melodies of guitarist Daniel ...

Transforming the past through ink

By Contributing Writer

April 8, 2011

By Sophia Coleman, Contributing WriterAn abusive ex-lover’s name tattooed on one’s skin becomes hidden under a wreath of exotic lilies on the lower back of a young woman. An ornate black and white seahorse effortlessly covers the name of a violent gang. Splotchy, discolored burns on the leg of a woman are transformed into a beautiful garden of purple flowers.Scars may appear to last forever, but with the help of a free C...

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