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I am a journalism student at Columbia College Chicago interested in art and film as well as human rights and environmental issues.

Albert Samuels: In the Business of Comedy

The musical comedy “Terror at 35,000 Feet” opens with Albert Samuels as a co-pilot begrudgingly sharing the cockpit with his ex-wife and the Make-a-Wish foundation cancer boy whose last wish was to fly. He soon turns to the boy when a bomb is found on the plane and they need someone with “small hands and […]

Local Student’s Green Life Gets Her to Sundance

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Local Student’s Green Life Gets Her to Sundance

Brittany Frandsen, a 20-year-old film student at Columbia College Chicago, is on her way to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, but not because of a film. It was her environmentally friendly South Loop apartment that got her there. Frandsen was the winner of Brita’s Filter For Good green room contest, a national […]

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Shanghai Culture Reflected in Photographs

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Shanghai Culture Reflected in Photographs

Shanghai’s disconnect immediately juts out in the form of a disjointed cityscape. The sculpture, created by overlapping photographs done by artist Isidro Blasco, mimics contemporary China overtaking a series of red-roofed homes clustered in the center. Blasco‚Äôs piece reflects constant construction and constant growth, from traditional Shanghai to a modernized Shanghai, causing fragmentation of the […]

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