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This weekend, Girls Block is bringing feminist art to the 1600 block of Main Street. The festival will take place on March 9, one day after International Women’s Day, and will showcase creative work made by women and female-run businesses.
What would alternative culture be today without its music?
HipWaZee, long time purveyor of eclectic fits for Columbia residents and Five Points shopping staple, will be closing its doors soon.
The mixtape: that fond relic of bygone times, when you Sharpied hearts and Blink-182 lyrics onto a blank CD and carefully pencilled track lists onto glossy Memorex paper, or maybe even stole tracks from the radio with an 8-track and home recorder.
Tinder: The easily lampooned, wildly popular, swipe-based virtual dating app. The vehicle that carried our generation into the 21st century dating phenomenon that is online dating and hookup culture.
The indie scene can sometimes feel like a hostile, competitive community full of gate-keeping hipsters brandishing first pressings of The Cure's early work. If you like indie music, some jerk at a party has probably asked you if you even listen to the band on your T-shirt, or explained that their new stuff is fine, but have you heard Father John Misty's first album?
In an era when the boys’ club of the music industry is melting away into a more open, equal opportunity space, and women are blossoming onto the scene like never before, there is a lot of progress to be grateful for.
The Columbia Museum of Art unveiled a new exhibit centered around Jackson Pollock’s seminal 1943 painting, “Mural" this December. The work, on loan from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, will remain on display in Columbia until the middle of May, when it will move to the next stop in an expansive tour.
This new year, you'll probably go out. You might go to your favorite dive downtown. Maybe you were invited to a black tie gala. Maybe you'll round up your favorite friends from high school and watch the ball drop from the comfort of your childhood home.
“WARM," like so few other records, is so comfortable with its sound and its messages that it truly sets the listener at ease. In his first original solo release, Jeff Tweedy of indie rock band Wilco puts forth a sad, yet compassionate album.
In the film industry, mobility is ideal. Triple threat actors are presented with more opportunities, directors don’t hesitate to try their hand at screenwriting and well-known actors use their reputation and wealth to go into production. And, in a rather pronounced role inversion, actors become directors. Everyone wants to be a savant, a guru of sorts. Everyone looks at a screenplay and thinks, “Hey, I could do that,” or imagines themselves in the director’s seat.
You’ve seen them: short poems, lowercase letters, spare black and white drawings. They pop up on your Instagram or Twitter feed in between prom pictures and vine compilations, you spy them on your roommate’s accursed Pinterest-style vision board and the Tumblr-trendy black and white paperback itself stares out at you from the shelves of Target.
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe is a small store nestled on the outskirts of Five Points’ bustling bars and restaurants; a modest storefront with poster-plastered windows and a hand-painted sign marks its presence.
This Halloween, patrons had a chance to relive the 2000s in all their glory at New Brookland Tavern’s Emo Night Columbia. The event featured several local bands covering the likes of Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday and more.
Kavanaugh. Pipe bombs. Alt-right. Fake news. Presidential tweets. In this time of chaotic partisanship and overwhelming media coverage, alienation is inevitable. The political establishment acts without our interests in mind, making promises on which it can’t or won’t deliver.
Expect all of this and more from Columbia City Ballet’s upcoming production of "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite." This Halloween, the ballet will be celebrating this season of frights with a thrilling stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel at the Koger Center on the evenings of Oct. 26 and 27.