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The Daily Northwestern

A small red and green basket containing silver, red and white balls, and a pinecone sits next to a red and green cup featuring the Starbucks logo.
Open Tab: Festive drinks for the finicky palate
David Samson, Copy Editor • November 29, 2023

Red aprons, Mariah Carey and hints of peppermint in the air can only mean one thing: The holiday season is upon us. With it comes a slate of new seasonal drinks at your favorite local coffee shop. But what if you, like me, are a super picky eater?...

An illustration of a girl wearing a purple dress looking at a large star over a distant village.
Reel Thoughts: ‘Wish’ lacks Disney’s magical spark
November 28, 2023
An illustration of Laufey, Norah Jones and Sabrina Carpenter on a dark green background with presents and mistletoe in the background.
Liner Notes: New holiday EPs by Laufey, Sabrina Carpenter are merry and bright
November 28, 2023
“Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is a startling and fresh addition to the series.
Reel Thoughts: 'The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is startling and fresh
November 20, 2023
The Wirtz Center’s “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” grapples with the cultural schisms of the United States during the Trump presidency.
Wirtz Center’s ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ complicates mechanisms of empathy
November 20, 2023
Get moving and grooving this year by engaging with any of the 20 dance groups on campus.
Dance the night away with Northwestern’s 20 student dance groups
August 9, 2023
Dancers in beach attire stand against a blue backdrop with their arms across their foreheads.
Dale Duro dances audiences across Latin America in spring show
May 15, 2023
Britney Spears shares vulnerable story behind career and conservatorship battle in her new memoir, “The Woman in Me”
Britney Spears’ ‘The Woman in Me’ speaks louder than headlines
November 20, 2023
Poet and literary scholar Evie Shockley read selections from her latest poetry collection “suddenly we” at University Hall Thursday.
Northwestern alum Evie Shockley brings ‘suddenly we’ to University Hall
November 19, 2023
Rapper Danny Brown released his sixth studio album “Quaranta” Friday.
Liner Notes: “Quaranta” shows a new side of rapper Danny Brown
November 20, 2023
Indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker encapsulated fans with introspective ballads at the Vic Theatre for his “is nothing sacred?” tour Tuesday.
Jeremy Zucker woos fans with emotional, vulnerable ballads in Vic Theatre
November 19, 2023
“The Holdovers” sees Paul Giamatti revivified in a holiday indie hit.
Reel Thoughts: ‘The Holdovers’ is a heartwarming success
November 14, 2023
An illustration with stills from the film. A woman and man stand by a wedding cake. Another still has a woman and man almost kissing, and another shows a woman getting ready.
Reel Thoughts: Sofia Coppola sets fire to Graceland in ‘Priscilla’
November 6, 2023
The “How To Defend Yourself” cast. After starting over the summer, the actors will finally take the stage this weekend.
‘How To Defend Yourself’ explores empowerment in violent world with Spectrum Theatre Company
November 16, 2023
The Dissonance band rehearsing for their production. Along with writing the show, Valaskovic also plays the saxophone in the band.
Student-written productions like Sit & Spin Production’s ‘Dissonance’ break from tradition, amplify new voices
November 14, 2023
Portraits hang on the walls along a dim hallway.
Exploration of photography and nature: ‘Misread Affinity’ on display at Evanston Art Center
November 14, 2023
Viewings of cardboard sculptures making different gestures and performing various actions
Art theory and practice students show off art in Kresge Hall showcase
November 7, 2023
Smile High, keyboardist from R&B-jazz-soul fusion band The Main Squeeze, will release his highly collaborative project “The Vibetape” on Nov. 24.
The Main Squeeze’s Smile High and Corey Frye talk ongoing tour, new album
Jackson Weier, Reporter • November 19, 2023

Two weeks after their most recent tour stop in North Carolina , The Main Squeeze’s keyboardist Ben “Smiley” Silverstein and lead vocalist Corey Frye sat down with The Daily to...

The Wirtz Centers production of musical The Prom opened last weekend.
‘The Prom’ is a heartwarming showstopper
Jaharia Knowles, Theatre Critic • November 14, 2023

When three Broadway has-beens and a never-was combine forces to save their careers and a midwestern lesbian’s prom experience, chaos is bound to ensue. This is the gist of the Virginia...

Dancers in white lab coats do backbends.
Captured: ReFusionShaka brings vibrant energy to Cahn Auditorium
Katie Chen, Sports Photo Editor • November 13, 2023

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This is a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around...

Five musicians stand behind a library desk, holding their instruments.
Student band Musecology ‘lived and breathed’ upcoming EP this summer
Mary Randolph, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 12, 2023

For some, receiving Northwestern’s Summer Undergraduate Research Grant means heading to a lab or an archival library. But for student band Musecology, (formerly Muse Etc.) it meant...

English singer and producer PinkPantheress released her debut studio album, “Heaven knows,” Friday.
Liner Notes: PinkPantheress meets mellow vibe, hype with “Heaven knows”
Francesco Thorik-Saboia, Reporter • November 12, 2023

On the release for English singer and producer PinkPantheress’ 2022 single “Where you are” featuring WILLOW, a YouTube comment read, “she’s like a gumdrop bubble aesthetic...

A tableau vivant of “A Sunday at La Grande Jatte” concludes the first act of “A Sunday in the Park with George.”
‘Sunday in the Park with George’ makes suboptimal setting picturesque
Jaharia Knowles, Theatre Critic • November 12, 2023

As a venue, Shanley Pavilion is far from perfect: it doesn’t fit many people, large wooden poles obstruct the view at some angles and there aren’t many places for actors to enter...

Three women confusedly watching a woman draped in an American flag as she talks on a cell phone.
Hell to the chief: 'POTUS' crafts a chaotic comedy of errors
Edward Simon Cruz, Reporter • November 12, 2023

The first word we hear in “POTUS” is so vulgar, I cannot repeat it. Yet, the unnamed fictional president uses a variation of it to describe his wife. That’s just the first mishap...

Directed by Daryl D. Brooks, “Assassins” runs at Theo Ubique Theatre through Dec. 17.
Theo Ubique ensemble makes the most of Sondheim’s imperfect ‘Assassins’
Jaharia Knowles, Theatre Critic • November 7, 2023

Few composers have achieved the same household recognition as the late Stephen Sondheim. Even the most Broadway-averse know the lyrics to “I Feel Pretty” or “America.” But...

A person plays guitar and sings into a mic against a lit background
Slaughter Beach, Dog had Thalia Hall 'Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling'
Mary Randolph, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 7, 2023

Slaughter Beach, Dog frontman Jake Ewald exclaimed the group “sure as hell felt like a band” at its concert in Thalia Hall Sunday night. The audience could obviously confirm...

Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva performed a stunning sold-out recital of Chopin and Rachmaninoff last Friday at Northwestern’s Galvin Recital Hall as part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series.
A feast of pianistic fantasy: Yulianna Avdeeva enchants with Chopin and Rachmaninoff
Ben Kim, Reporter • November 7, 2023

Against the lustrous backdrop of Lake Michigan, pianist Yulianna Avdeeva took the Galvin Recital Hall audience on a journey of imagination and rumination through the music of Frédéric...

Northwestern alumnus and playwright Selina Fillinger (right) discusses her experiences as a writer for TV, film and theater with theatre Prof. Laura Schellhardt (left).
Playwright Selina Fillinger discusses creative journey as a writer for theatre, screen
Jillian Moore, Reporter • November 5, 2023

Sitting cross-legged in front of a pair of arranged armchairs, Selina Fillinger (Communication ’16) discussed her creative process as a Los Angeles-based writer at a moderated conversation...

 Students look for ways to incorporate graphic design into their college experience outside of the classroom.
Students find graphic design ‘fix’ on campus, despite program gap
Emily Lichty, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 5, 2023

From club posters to on-campus publications, digital art and design can be found all around Northwestern’s campus. And online platforms like Canva have made graphic design accessible...

Vertigo Productions’ “Blood Pact,” which played in Shanley on Friday and Saturday, highlights the anger and arguments of girlhood.
Friendship bracelets and murder: ‘Blood Pact’ weaves anger, pain of girlhood
Xinyuan "Sophie" Zhang, Reporter • November 5, 2023

Content warning: This story contains mention of sexual assault. Forget summer camps and tie-dye T-shirts. Vertigo Productions’ “Blood Pact” points a lens on the darker aspects...

A person plays a guitar and sings into a microphone.
Dayglow delivers garage band-like grooves, amiable ad-libs at A&O’s Blowout
Tabi Parent, Social Media Editor • November 5, 2023

If you’ve ever sat in a basement and watched some talented friends goof around with instruments, you’ve pretty much already seen a Dayglow concert.  Gracing the stage as the...

Vibrant Colors Collective showcased their first full production, “The 25th Annual Spelling Bee,” last weekend at Shanley Pavilion.
‘Spelling Bee’ is E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T!
Jaharia Knowles, Theatre Critic • November 1, 2023

The rosy lenses of nostalgia often color our childhood days with pleasant hues of innocence and vitality. They were, colloquially speaking, the good old days. Of course, that view...

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