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A primer for the rest of ‘Survivor: David vs. Goliath’ this holiday season

A primer for the rest of ‘Survivor: David vs. Goliath’ this holiday season

Troy Closson and Jonah Dylan

December 4, 2018


Filed under 2018 Holiday Guide, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

2018 Holiday Guide If you're looking to catch up on the current season of "Survivor" over holiday break, here's some background. As fans prepare to ring in the 38th iteration of the smash hit in just a few months, The Daily’s Fall Quarter managing editors reflect on “Survivor: David vs. Goliat...

Chicago theater company relocates to Evanston, premiering first show next week

Chicago theater company relocates to Evanston, premiering first show next week

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

After two decades of black box performance, The Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is relocating to Evanston from Rogers Park — a move its board feels optimistic about. The theater, which previously operated out of the No Exit Café, produces musicals in an intimate cabaret style and has been the recipient...

‘Earthquake Chica’ to premiere this weekend, touch on feminism and Latinx culture

‘Earthquake Chica’ to premiere this weekend, touch on feminism and Latinx culture

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication sophomore Lucia Boyd said she wanted to create a show that was accessible to everyone, not just the theater community. Through outreach events like a multicultural poetry night, a free salsa class and dialogues on diversity in theater, “Earthquake Chica” has made an effort to bring...

Q&A: Debbie-Marie Brown on her new EP, “Not Too Fast”

Q&A: Debbie-Marie Brown on her new EP, “Not Too Fast”

Janea Wilson, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Most people would be happy just to have two full albums under their belt by the time they turned 21; that wasn’t good enough for Medill junior Debbie-Marie Brown. We sat down with her to hear more about her new EP, “Not Too Fast,” which drops early winter quarter on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. The Daily: ...

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown to speak at ETHS

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown to speak at ETHS

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

Social worker, television personality, activist and father — these are all words that come to mind when thinking about Karamo Brown, resident culture expert and core member of the “Fab Five” on Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” Next week, Brown will show how he has combined these identities to succeed...

Actor Harry Lennix brings the Gospel of John to the big screen in ‘Revival! The Experience’

Actor Harry Lennix brings the Gospel of John to the big screen in ‘Revival! The Experience’

Madeleine Fernando, The Monthly Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

In 2013, Harry Lennix (Communication ’86) decided to end his acting career. During his time in the performing industry, Lennix had fostered a vibrant theater career and landed roles in major films like “The Matrix Reloaded” and “Titus” among others. But after 30 years, Lennix was done with...

Q&A: Communication prof. Jeb Stuart, creator of the upcoming Netflix miniseries ‘The Liberator’

Q&A: Communication prof. Jeb Stuart, creator of the upcoming Netflix miniseries ‘The Liberator’

Janea Wilson, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

With blockbuster hits like “The Fugitive” and “Die Hard” under his belt, it only made sense for visiting Communication Prof. Jeb Stuart’s recent miniseries, “The Liberator,” to be picked up by Netflix. The story focuses on the U.S. Army Officer Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment...

By marginalizing the queerness of Freddie Mercury, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ disrespects the icon it tries to celebrate

By marginalizing the queerness of Freddie Mercury, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ disrespects the icon it tries to celebrate

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

After an hour of watching rock icon Freddie Mercury moon over his girlfriend and resist the advances of his manager, there finally came a scene where Mercury — played by Rami Malek — has his meet cute with future boyfriend Jim Hutton (Aaron McCusker). As the two had a short and sweet conversation...

“Instant Family” explores the ups and downs of creating a family through adoption

“Instant Family” explores the ups and downs of creating a family through adoption

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

There’s an iconic Norman Rockwell picture of Thanksgiving. Looking down a long white table, the matriarch and patriarch of the family set down a massive turkey, surrounded by the grinning faces of a stereotypical American family. It’s a nice painting, but it’s far from the reality found at...

Novelist Gillian Flynn on breaking female character stereotypes in her books, shows and films

Novelist Gillian Flynn on breaking female character stereotypes in her books, shows and films

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Top Stories

Gillian Flynn (MSJ ’97) is an internationally acclaimed novelist, but she says she wouldn’t be anywhere without her training as a journalist. The “Gone Girl” author said her education at Medill and her career as a journalist has taught her one of the most important principles of writing —...

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The Passage Theatre Company’s co-founder and artistic director Cory Hardin said he wanted to create a home for artists — a place where they can create in a safe and respectful space. In the aftermath of the Profiles Theatre scandal in 2016, in which it was revealed that the violence shown on-stage at Profiles Theatre was real and actors were being...

Behind Aware Records’ anniversary concert: A Kellogg faculty member’s take from inside the music industry

Behind Aware Records’ anniversary concert: A Kellogg faculty member’s take from inside the music industry

Siobhan Esposito, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

From being the kid who always wanted to control the stereo at the party to managing artists who have sold over 30 million CDs, Kellogg lecturer and alum Gregg Latterman and his label Aware Records have left a major footprint on the music industry. On Nov. 10, Aware Records held its 25th anniversary...