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Steppenwolf Theatre celebrates 40th anniversary with ‘East of Eden’

By Dana Mack Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel “East of Eden” that is scheduled to run through Nov. 17 at 1650 N. Halsted St.Frank Galati, the adaptor of “East of Eden,” and a Steppenwolf ensemble member, said there are difficulties that come with adapting a novel to the stage. Galati said the main challenge of adapting a novel is the fact that nove...

Boehner’s resignation symbolizes sorry state of bipartisanship

By Editorial Board

October 5, 2015

In the last four years, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has trudged through multiple debt ceiling battles, two of the least productive Congresses in history and a government shutdown.Boehner announced his resignation from Congress Sept. 25. His resignation, effective Oct. 30, is not due to an electoral defeat or in response to a scandal—his announcement can be attributed to the lack of bipartisanship in the Ho...

Modern art deserves modern critics

By Opinions Editor

March 16, 2015

In Steppenwolf Theatre’s recent production of “This is Modern Art”—a musing on the role of graffiti and the voice it can give to the voiceless—the character Seven, a young Chicagoan graffiti artist, says of his craft: “This is a chance to show people that there are real artists in this city. Right now. Living and grinding every day to make their art. They can’t wait until we’re dead and gone to give us our...

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Jungjin Lee’s ‘Unnamed Road’ takes viewers to Israel

March 16, 2015

“Unnamed Road,” Korean photographer Jungjin Lee’s photo series focusing on the contested lands of Israel and the West Bank, “Unnamed Road,” is now on display at the Andrew Bae Gallery, 300 W. Su...

Columbia celebrates Sheldon Patinkin

Sheldon Patinkin was a Columbia professor and a former chair in the college’s Theatre Department for 29 years.

By Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

The Columbia community will celebrate the life of the late Sheldon Patinkin, a Chicago theater icon and former chair of the Theatre Department, on Jan. 26 at the North Shore Center for the Performing ...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Editor’s note: Cure our violent society

By Heather Scroering

April 19, 2013

Major incidents, such as 9/11 and the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings, seemed to be isolated tragedies, but headlines in the last year have been getting increasingly more grim with this string of events: Chardon, Ohio high school shooting, Feb. 27, 2012; Aurora, Colo. shooting, July 20, 2012; Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Dec. 14, 2012; Houston, Texas college stabbing, April 9; Boston Marathon...

Students, faculty, alumni perform Columbia’s first charitable cabaret

By Lisa Schulz

February 13, 2012

Under a dimmed chandelier, surrounded by a piano and chairs, hopeful students, faculty and alumni stepped onto a small stage to belt out adventurous songs in an effort to attract scholarship funds.“An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys and New Beginnings” was the first fundraiser for the Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship held Feb. 4 in Studio 404 of the Theatre Building, 72 E. 11th St. The scholarship, established i...

Don’t crown Miami Heat just yet

By Nader Ihmoud

January 20, 2012

LeBron James needs just one championship to complete his legacy. He needs seven to back up the guarantee he made after signing with the Miami Heat. James will be lucky to walk away with one.Insert the Heat into the best possible scenario come playoffs and the result will be the same as the previous year: The “Big Three” are yet again without a title.Before the NBA regular season began, ESPN allowed their “experts” ...

Columbia alumna performs at Steppenwolf

By Brian Dukerschein

December 5, 2011

As the casting associate at the Goodman Theatre, Columbia alumna Logan Vaughn is responsible for making actors’ dreams come true. Now, the 27-year-old is herself taking center stage, playing the title role in the Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of “Penelope.”For Vaughn, “actor” is an addition to a resume that already includes model, dancer, choreographer, theater director and assistant to Academy Award-nominated...

Theatrical threads

By Brianna Wellen

November 22, 2010

Iconic looks from some of the most famous 20th Century plays performed in Chicago stood tall, displayed on dress forms for crowds to see up close and in person. Costume technicians hard at work, draping patterns, distressing jeans and rhythmically performing a series of quick changes surrounded the elegant room’s perimeter at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on Nov. 13 for a cocktail-sipping crowd to see. At...

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