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Second City alumni spoof the spooky with new show pilot

September 29, 2018

A new pilot mockumentary is bringing together a group of friends from the The Second City to rid a suburban Chicago home of a spooky haunting.The show, released Oct. 1, is described as a mixture of "The Of...

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

By Jermaine Nolen

September 7, 2018

Summer's end is right around the corner, but it is not too late to enjoy being outdoors Tuesday on the Terrace, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s summer concert series is ending the summer with the la...

“Grovedale High” is a teen drama web series created and produced by Columbia students. The show is set in 2005 and follows the life and love tribulations of emo, underdog high school students. 

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Bronzeville’s Sir The Baptist tackles religion and violence in new single

William James Stokes has been pursuing activist efforts since his father got him involved as a child, he said. 

By Dana Mack

November 16, 2015

William James Stokes, a Bronzeville native better known for his fusion of gospel and hip-hop music under the moniker Sir the Baptist, released his new single “Wake Up” through streaming service TID...

Playwright John Logan’s “Never The Sinner” premiered  in Chicago in 1985 to critical acclaim.

‘Never The Sinner’ examines ‘Crime of the Century’

November 9, 2015

“Never The Sinner,” a play by Tony Award winner John Logan detailing the 1924 murder trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began its run at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., o...

Taxi drivers protested  ride-share services on Oct. 8, claiming  services like Uber should be held to the same standards as taxi drivers. 

Cabbies protest ride-share disparities

October 12, 2015

Taxi drivers demonstrated Oct. 8 against what they claim is the unfair lack of regulation enjoyed by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Some drivers went on strike and chose to stay home, while...

Upcoming Sam Smith release more commercial, less genuine

By Managing Editor

October 5, 2015

A little more than a year has passed since singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith's soulful croonings and longing lyrics burst onto the U.S. mainstream music market.His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after its May 26, 2014, release. The album, catapulted to success by Smith's hit single "Stay With Me" and collaboration with English electronic music duo Disclosure on the s...

Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 FiveThirtyEight.com report, which used data from Brown...

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