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Majeed Faheem

Local artist uses neighborhood materials for MCA exhibit

March 16, 2015

Through the use of materials found in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, up-and-coming artist Faheem Majeed creates artwork that poses questions about activism and civic-mindedness. Majeed’s fir...

Kevin Hart’s homophobia reflects bigger issue

By Campus Editor

February 2, 2015

Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart has played many roles, but there is one role he claims he will never play: a gay man.Hart has gained a strong fan base that seems to support most of his career ventures with his appearances in popular films and several TV shows, but in a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1, Hart said he will never play a gay character—and even turned down one such role in 2008’s blo...

Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Formaldehyde linked to origins of life

By Katy Nielsen

April 11, 2011

Scientists say the poisonous chemical formaldehyde, widely used in embalming and preserving biological specimens, may have helped create the organic compounds that led to the development of life on Earth.The discovery of the link between formaldehyde and chemicals that gave rise to life was made by researchers George Cody, Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler, of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., who ...

Red Hot Runway at Columbia

By Amanda Murphy

April 4, 2011

With Students from different disciplines around the college joining together for one cause—promoting AIDS awareness—Columbia helped kick off the first Red Dress Party in Chicago by organizing and hosting a fashion show to preview the national event, scheduled to take place later this month.The annual national show raises money and heightens the understanding of HIV/AIDS in the world. The Columbia event was held on March 2...

Columbia alumni create documentary about students’ Sundance Film Festival journey

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

The largest independent film festival in the United States always welcomes the film industry’s bigwigs and top professionals, but this year it also introduced a few of Columbia’s own.The college’s presence was fully apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as alumni, college trustees and staff mingled during a three-day span of events in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21 -24.While at the festival, a 30-minute documentary ti...

Young director’s big break in ‘After.Life’

By Luke Wilusz

March 15, 2010

Filmmaker Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo had a lot of success early in her career. As a film student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, her first short film, “Pâté,” premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, she graduated from film school and went from short filmmaking to write and direct her first feature, “After.Life,” a psychological thriller starring Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci...

Sundance festival director talks film

By David Orlikoff

March 15, 2010

Danny Perez is a visual artist with a powerful aesthetic. He considers himself 21st century, which is a much nicer term than post-postmodern. His work is expansive, textured and dark, bordering on absurd and psychedelic. It involves the audience with its raw emotion and visceral effect on the senses.He has been a longtime friend and collaborator with the band Animal Collective, finding their unique sound a perfect playgroun...

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