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The Blackout wins first-ever College Television Award for ‘Quarter Update’

The Blackout wins first-ever College Television Award for ‘Quarter Update’

Madeleine Fernando, The Monthly Editor

March 20, 2019


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

For movies, there’s the Oscars. For theater, there’s the Tony Awards. And for college television, one of the most prestigious honors is the College Television Awards. The Blackout, Northwestern’s student-run late-night comedy show, took home its first College Television Award on Saturday for...

Evanston Dance Ensemble to take audiences on “space odyssey”

Evanston Dance Ensemble to take audiences on “space odyssey”

Andrea Michelson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance

A&E When Béa Rashid (Communication ’78) visited NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, all she saw was dance. The exhibits about space travel and the solar system made her consider movement, she said, inspiring a space-themed dance show that premiered in 2001. Evanston Dance Ensemble will...

Theater Wit explores themes of white guilt, university diversity with ‘Admissions’

Theater Wit explores themes of white guilt, university diversity with ‘Admissions’

Daisy Conant, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

College admissions quotas, white fragility spinning into white toxicity, administrators of private institutions grappling with how to increase student diversity — no, this isn’t referring to Northwestern, although director Jeremy Wechsler (Communication ’90) noted it very well could be. In actuality,...

Q&A: Medill freshman publishes first book about communicating with autistic brother

Q&A: Medill freshman publishes first book about communicating with autistic brother

Eunice Lee, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

A&E Lia Assimakopoulos wants to give a voice to the silent. As the older sister of a non-speaking autistic teen, the Medill freshman wrote her first book about her brother and other children who struggle with verbal communication, and the discovery of a new form of dialogue that has helped them....

Intuit showcases non-verbal artist’s life’s work

Intuit showcases non-verbal artist’s life’s work

Aaron Wang, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

A&E On a scrap of paper, a cluster of humans and humanoids wiggle and wave in chaos. Their open mouths are frozen mid-shout, but their creator, Susan Te Kahurangi King, hasn’t spoken a word in over 50 years. The New Zealand-based artist’s work will be on display at The Center For Intuit...

Protest to performance: Amazingrace Coffeehouse’s place in Northwestern history

Protest to performance: Amazingrace Coffeehouse’s place in Northwestern history

Kristina Karisch, Digital Projects Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Just over 40 years ago, there was a little bit of magic on Northwestern’s campus. Born during the Vietnam War protests in 1970 and forged in Scott Hall and Shanley Pavilion, Amazingrace Coffeehouse quickly became the stuff of legend. One part food hall, one part music venue, one part counterculture...

Editor’s Letter: Goodnight n’ Go

Stavros Agorakis, Madeleine Fernando, and Ruiqi Chen

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

This time roughly two years ago, I was called into the editor’s office to discuss the future of The Daily’s arts and entertainment section. Admittedly, the paper had never been known for its artsy tone or first-person narratives. Next to the hot takes of the Opinion desk and the investigations that...

As the ASMR sensation grows online, a Northwestern alumna finds her place among the whispers

As the ASMR sensation grows online, a Northwestern alumna finds her place among the whispers

Alex Schwartz, Print Managing Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

The YouTube video opens on a smiling young woman facing the camera. She makes soft fluttering noises with her fingers, moving them from side to side as she slowly and delicately whispers into a highly-sensitive microphone. Her cadences crackle like gentle rain on a windowsill: “Good evening. My name...

The final countdown to the 30 hours in the tent

The final countdown to the 30 hours in the tent

Crystal Wall, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

The first warm days of Spring Quarter at Northwestern are often relished in a campus-wide celebration. Students bike, jog and picnic out on the Lakefill, sink their feet into the sand at Evanston Beach, all the while combating their vitamin D deficiency from the everlasting winter. Rather than soaking...

‘Cold War’ tells a haunting, bittersweet love story set against a Polish backdrop

‘Cold War’ tells a haunting, bittersweet love story set against a Polish backdrop

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

This piece discusses suicide and includes spoilers for the movie ‘Cold War.’ In a brisk 89 minutes, “Cold War” makes you feel like you’re falling in love for the first time again. And it does so through another language, and in black and white. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the Poli...

Open Tab: Just a Metra ride away, Kibbitznest offers a technology-free hygge haven

Open Tab: Just a Metra ride away, Kibbitznest offers a technology-free hygge haven

Alex Schwartz, Print Managing Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

When most people get dressed for a night out in Chicago, they might pick a festive shirt and some sleek pants, maybe adding a flashy pair of shoes if they’re feeling up to it. But as some friends and I got ready to head down to Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney in West Lincoln Park, I was rummaging...

Danceworks 2019 showcases a variety of styles and inspirations

Kristine Liao, Lucy Waterhouse

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Monthly, Video

Four choreographers and 24 students participate in this year’s Danceworks concert, showcasing their diverse talents and creative spirit.