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Issues


  • DEMO 1

    Demo1Cover.jpg Photo-journal of Manifest 2005; Theatre grad Chester Gregory ’95 makes it big on Broadway; Tod Lending’s documentary, Omar and Pete, traces relationships strained by prison time; Columbia College Chicago’s “art school” campus makeover; Allen Turner combines business and art as Columbia’s new chairman of the board; and short story “Park District” by Barrie Cole ’93, ’03.

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  • DEMO 2

    Demo2Cover.jpg Fashion designer Dieter Kirkwood ’04 hits the scene with understated style and grace; Columbia College Chicago organizes its first Parents Weekend; CNN newsmakers (and Columbia alums) use their expertise to track Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and aftermath; Painter Joy Whalen’s ’05 discovery by Chicago-based FLATFILEgalleries; producer-turned-philanthopist Sherry Lansing receives the Chicago Spirit Award; and Project AIM brings art integration into the mainstream.

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  • DEMO 3

    Demo3Cover.jpg Hettie Barnhill ’06 and Cara Sabin ’06 bring dance from bathhouse inspiration to the Kennedy Center stage; how broadcasting alumni from the 1940s and ’50s worked to define the emerging industries of radio and television; students take an alternate spring break to help in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath; Columbia partners with printmaking workshop Anchor Graphics; and the Fischetti Competition honors editorial cartoonists.

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  • DEMO 4

    Demo4Cover.jpg Margaret Morris ’05 brings spirituality and contemplation to postmodern dance; Sergio Lozano ’90 and Jeff Szynal ’83 give Chicago sports fans a scoreboard show-within-a-show; Donna Pecore’s ’07 poem “Come With Me”; Community Media Workshop teaches nonprofits how to make themselves heard; how alumni in Hollywood network in (and on) the field; and photojournalist alums chronicle the world.

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  • DEMO 5

    Demo5Cover.jpg Mark Kinsley’s ’05 design sense caught the eye of Apple and IDSA; web designer and superstar cartoonist Ivan Brunetti lives a double life; five Columbia students share their hot summer internships; and how Brazilian filmmaker Miguel Silveira ’05 and his team made a film, met a community and became a family.

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  • DEMO 6

    Demo6Cover.jpg Thomas Kemeny ’05 took a job with Goodby Silverstein & Partners, the “got milk?” agency; artist/curator Marci Rae McDade ’01 finds inspiration in art history–then unapologetically turns it on its head; Dance Movement Therapy is on the leading edge of creative, holistic mental health; Jeremy Piven receives the 2007 Columbia College Chicago Impact Award; and short story “Miniature Elephants Are Popular” by Joe Meno ’97, MA ’00.
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  • DEMO 7

    Demo7Cover.jpgDarrell Jones takes cultural studies to the dance floor; 2008 alumni of the year Len Amato ’75, Tonya Pinkins  ’96, and Eduardo Vilaro MFA ’99; and Theatre professor Brian Shaw and his family immerse themselves in London life.
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  • DEMO 8

    Demo8Cover.jpg The Media Production Center’s innovative new architecture; Filmmaker and animal rights activist Jenny Brown ’93 opens Farm Animal Sanctuary; students and alumni work with Topless America to fight mountaintop removal; artist Rashid Johnson ’00 explores race in America; and Michael Kosciesza and Arthur Swidzinski film a documentary about skateboarding across America.

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  • DEMO 9

    Demo9Cover.jpgColumbia’s “generous admissions” policy; three alumni restaurateurs find culinary success; student photojournalists capture President Obama’s historic Grant Park election night; stained glass artist Larry Zgoda ’75; worldwide poker champ Eric Narciso ’05; and Nan Warshaw  ’93 reflects on founding Bloodshot Records.

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  • DEMO 10

    Demo10Cover.jpgColumbia launches Comedy Studies program with The Second City; Columbia hip hop artists aim to break big; Stephanie Kuehnert ‘s punk-rock-infused novels; Dan Asma  ’92 creates media previews with Buddha Jones Trailers; Sheldon Patinkin steps down after 29 years as Theater department chair; Jorge Ortega organizes Latino-influenced custom car show; and Sarah Opila ’89 works as an interior designer for big-name clients.

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  • DEMO 11

    Demo11Cover.jpg Columbia’s IAM Department creates innovative video games; six alums look to hit it big with Chicago Overcoat; Marlon West ’85 animates princesses and frogs; faculty member Peter Cook puts deaf poetry in motion; and Erica Watson ’98, MA ’05 hones her smart, sexy comedy.

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  • DEMO 12

    Demo12Cover.jpgAlana Wallace ’85 uses her acting chops to raise awareness about disabilities; Adam L. Jahns MA ’07 covers the Blackhawks beat for the Chicago Sun-Times; Dan Schwarzlose MFA ’06 changed his life in a 2008 trip to Cambodia; John Hellerman ’95 cofounded legal marketing company Hellerman Baretz Communications; and Columbia stays up-to-date with the music industry.

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  • DEMO 13

    Demo13Cover.jpgColumbia’s retail store experiment ShopColumbia goes from baby steps to great strides; J.C. Gabel ’99 discusses the future of print media; Art Baltazar ’92 creates kid-friendly comics for Disney and DC Comics; Olympic gold medalist Adolph Kiefer ’40 swims daily every day for 84 years; Daniyal Ali Khan ’01 starts his own film school; Gabriel Levinson ’06 takes bike-driven book distribution to the masses; and Laura Steele ’84 conquers the airwaves.
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  • DEMO 14

    Demo14Cover.jpg How Columbia’s fundraising campaign will transform the college; John Paul Marcelo ’99 documents disasters through painting; Paul Broucek  ’74, president of music at Warner Brothers Pictures, calls Columbia “my best educational experience;” Jay W. Boersma ’74 and Deborah Holdstein, Ph.D, create LAS scholarships; and Chris Richert ’99 helps students discover their talents at The Columbia Chronicle.
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  • DEMO 15

    Demo15Cover.jpg How Columbia shaped powerhouse station 93XRT; 2011 Alumni of the Year David Cromer ’86, John Hellerman ’95 and Nobuko Oyabu ’95; Brian Dettmer  ’97 transforms old books into new masterpieces; Jeremy Lemos ’99 produces pitch-perfect music for the masses; photographer Diane Dammeyer establishes a Columbia scholarship; award-winning journalist; Bob McNamara ’66 kept Americans informed for four decades; and journalist Parisa Khosravi ’87 leads CNN’s international newsgathering efforts.

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  • DEMO 16

    Demo16Cover.jpg Dynamic duos turn Columbia’s creative spark into entrepreneurial drive; Linsey Burritt ’05 and Crystal Grover ’06 put their activism to work through a booming design studio; Andy Flessas ’90 elevates computer animation with robotic technology; Kym Mazelle ’86 succeeds in the music business; Nora Moreno Cargie ’82 leads corporate citizenship work for Boeing; Ted Ansani  ’90 reflects on being a founding member of power-pop trio Material Issue.

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  • DEMO 17

    Demo17Cover.jpg Dino Stamatopoulos ’87 fills his animation studio with Columbia College alumni; 2012 Alumni of the Year Art Balthazar ’92, Lana Bramlette ’97 and Marlon West ’85; Mark Laita ’83 makes a name for himself in the photography world; Len Ellis ’52, country music radio pioneer, builds a broadcasting empire; award-winning broadcaster Bob Sirott ’71) calls on his education for inspiration; Tricia Huffman ’03 works as a “joyologist” for traveling pop stars; and Edye Deloch-Hughes ’80 tackles game design.

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  • DEMO 18

    Demo18Cover.jpg Alumni, students and faculty harness the power of Kickstarter; Nikola Dokic ’08, Robert Palos ’08 and Adis Sirbubalo  ’07 found friendship and success through music; Model-turned-entrepreneur Phillip Cooley ’00 rebuilds Detroit; Andrew Nelles ’08 photographs American troops in Afghanistan; Agnes Hamerlik’s  ’12 avant-garde fashion designs are on the rise; Justin Howard ’07 reigns as air guitar king; Karine Saporta ’72 stays in demand as a dancer, choreographer and photographer; Geling Yan’s ’99 novels and screenplays draw inspiration from China; John “J.C.” Peterson ’91 finds his voice with a winning feature film; and Sam Weller MFA ’01 remembers 12 years as Ray Bradbury’s biographer.

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  • DEMO 19

    Demo19Award-winning cinematographers Mauro Fiore ’87, Michael Goi ’80, Jeffrey Jur ’77, Janusz Kaminski ’87 and Declan Quinn ’79 light up Hollywood; weapon-wielding theatre alumni share struggles and successes from the battlegrounds of stage and screen; photographer-meets-pop-artist Jason Lazarus MFA ’03; leading expert on hanji, Korean handmade paper, Aimee Lee MFA ’06; John Maloof ’05 uncovers enigmatic photographer Vivian Maier; Kyle Kinane ’02, stand-up comic; Mary Mitchell ’91, award-winning journalist; and Albert “Bill” Williams ’73 remembers music and theatre dynamo William Russo.

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  • DEMO 20

    Demo2020-somethings Lena Waithe ’06, Tony Merevick ’12 and Roma Shah ’08 are blazing red-hot career paths; Artists Caitlin Strokosch ’98, Rachael Albers ’06 and Shawn Lent MAM ’06 find fulfillment through nonprofit pursuits; Christopher Jobson ’04 turned his arts and visual culture blog into a full-time career; Photojournalist Lenny Gilmore ’10 brings fantasies to life; Alumni-run Yeti Press leaves its footprint on Chicago comics; Lee Bey’s ’88 wild career ride; Adam Rust MFA ‘05 and Skye Rust MA ’06 run Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities; Christina Stevens ’10 acts and interprets with Little Theatre of the Deaf; Aidy Bryant ’09 talks about landing her dream job on Saturday Night Live.

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  • DEMO 21

    Demo21Nan Warshaw’s MA ’93 Bloodshot Records leaves its whiskey-stained mark on the Chicago music scene; Interior architects Michael Bonomo ’99, Stacey Cohen ’96 and Michele McMinn MFA ’06 mastermind the spaces where we live, work and play; Susan Alexandra ‘07 brings joy with her vibrant hand-painted jewelry; Carlos Javier Ortiz ’02 uses his photography to start conversations on youth violence; Jimmy Odom ’12 launched tech-based Chicago delivery service startup WeDeliver; Shannon Lengerich Suffoletto MA ’02, GLCMA ’07, MPAC ’13 combines psychology and dance; Jay Bonansinga MA ’88 brings The Walking Dead to life with spin-off novels; Precious Davis ’13 embraced her gender identity and found her voice—which she uses to empower LGBT youth in Chicago; Kyle Cogan’s ’12 graphics light up NFL Jumbotrons.

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  • DEMO 22

    DEMO 22 coverYoung adult fiction writers have major success with the minor demographic; TV and film sound professionals want you to listen up; Anonymous artist Don’t Fret uses Chicago’s streets as his gallery; Iliana Regan ’05 makes meals fit for a fairy tale at her Michelin-starred restaurant; Frank Waln ’14 raps to connect with his Native roots; Peter ’80 and Gloria Teschner give back through scholarship and service; Kyle Heller ’08 innovates smartphone shopping with video app Cinematique; Dean Johnson MA ’01 revitalizes Kansas City with tuition-free charter school Crossroads Academy; Bill Hillmann MFA ’13 ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, more than 87 times–and then he got gored.

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  • DEMO 23

    DEMO_COVEROur 10th Anniversary A-to-Z Guide: A for Anniversary, B for Business & Entrepreneurship, C for Cinematography, C for Class Notes, C for Comedy, D for Brian Dettmer, E for Entrepreneur, F for Flosstradamus, F for Food, G for Games, H for Agnes Hamerlik, I for Illustrated Press, J for Rashid Johnson, K for Sam Kirk, L for Los Angeles, M for Media Production Center, N for Nordic Thunder, O for Olympian, P for Photographer, Q for Quotes, R for Reinvention, S for Pat Sajak, S for Anna Shapiro, S for Street Art, T for Trash, U for Up and Coming, V for Video, W for Winners, W for Writers, X for XO, Y for You, Z for Larry Zgoda. (Phew.)

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  • DEMO 24

    Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 11.19.50 AMThis special issue celebrates 125 years of Columbia’s history, including profiles on presidents, notable faculty and alumni; a timeline tracing Columbia’s accomplishments alongside Chicago and the world; a history of the buildings Columbia has occupied; and five features on integral periods in the college’s century-and-a-quarter evolution.

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  • DEMO 25

    screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-10-56-24-amAyanna Floyd ’98, CeCe Destefano ’94, David Leonard ’97 and James Carter ’09 play critical roles in the production of Fox series Empire; Six alumni turn live music into unforgettable experiences; Heidi Unkefer ’14 designs everywhere from The Onion to on-campus murals to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; Stephan Wanger ’94 turns trash into treasure with his recycled Mardi Gras bead mosaics; Jennifer Farrington ’93 encourages kids to learn through play at Chicago Children’s Museum; Genndy Tartakovsky celebrates the 20th anniversary of his cartoon creation, Dexter’s Laborator; Sarah Schlieder ’16 found a cave on Mars. Now she writes for NASA; Scot O’Hara MFA ’95 and Dale Boyer honor a fellow alumna through their press, Oh Boy Books; Thelonious Martin uses late-night television as the inspiration for his hip-hop beats; Jen Beeman ’09 makes it big with her patternmaking company, Grainline Studio.

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  • DEMO 26

    Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts gives DEMO a tour of LA; Creative Arts Therapies alumnae discuss using dance and movement to connect the body and mind; Under the stage name Aiden English, Matt Rehwoldt ’10 takes performance to the next level: World Wrestling Entertainment; Jessica Egan ’12 crafts functional and beautiful ceramics with her Little Fire Ceramics brand; Ervin A. Johnson ’12, Krista Franklin MFA ’13 and Tonika Johnson ’03 explore black identity through visual art; Luis de la Parra ’95 connects big brands with Univision’s massive audience; Eduardo Vilaro MA ’99 combines Latino tradition and contemporary choreography at Ballet Hispanico; Shea Coulee ’11 uses her theatre skills to sashay her way through season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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