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Jason Reitman finds honesty in comedy

May 5, 2018

Director Jason Reitman has been around the block a couple times.A four-time Academy Award nominee for his work on “Juno” and “Up in the Air,” Reitman has explored the stories of misfits and ch...

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

October 30, 2017

In the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, two people are covering all the work that used to be handled by up to five employees. Of these two people in what was previously the Office of Multicultural Affairs, only one can be co...

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

September 26, 2016

Sandie Angulo Chen is not the reader who comes to mind when literary critics dismiss young adult fiction as childish or second rate. A graduate of Columbia University, 40-year-old Chen has been a prof...

Members of the art community will be able to engage in art related to this year's ACTIVATE shows theme: the five senses.

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

April 11, 2016

Interactive art and music that appeal to all five senses will soon come to uncommon Chicago gathering places—alleys.ACTIVATE, the popular Chicago Loop Alliance’s arts series, is returning for a third y...

International Conflict stirred up on campus

By Tyler Eagle

April 25, 2013

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict came to Columbia last week when a documentary detailing the life of people in a West Bank village under Israeli occupation was screened a month after a presentation from the Israeli perspective wasindefinitely postponed.Several groups, including the International Student Organization and The Ellen Stone Belic Institute of Women & Gender in the Arts and Media, sponsored an April 23 screening of ...

Cody falters again with ‘Young Adult’

By Drew Hunt

December 5, 2011

After scoring a breakaway hit with their 2007 film “Juno,” screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman have teamed up once again, this time for “Young Adult.” The film continues Cody’s penchant for writing about high-schoolers, only this time it’s from the perspective of people who graduated but never really left.Mavis (Charlize Theron), a depressed ghost writer for a hugely popular series of young adult novels, w...

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