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NU professor directs new theatre show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

NU professor directs new theatre show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

Tejas Sekhar, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Giving back and realizing one’s self worth — regardless of background — are both central themes in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production “Last Stop on Market Street,” which follows a day in the life of 7-year-old CJ and his grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in the city on a Sunday...

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication senior Preston Choi was looking for a way to bring a new twist to classical plays. And he wanted to do it in a way that would focus less on the voices of “dead white men.” That’s why he pitched creating an adaptation festival to Lovers and Madmen, a group that produces classical...

The Monthly: April Edition

The Monthly: April Edition

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: John Krasinski opens up about his first foray into horror with “A Quiet Place” in The Monthly’s April cover story. Further reads: Communication students recount their experience setting the stage for the “Starry Night” gala, a Netflix-commissioned study re-sparks...

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E For artist Hank Willis Thomas, advertising has always been something of a “second language.” “(Advertising) was something that I could decode and understand at an early age, and I was hyperaware of being communicated to through the images,” Thomas said. “I realized that the real m...

Captured: Leaps into equality

Captured: Leaps into equality

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. This weekend, Northwestern Arts Circle hosted a day of artists’ responses to their conception o...

NU alum finds success through self-help book about daily happiness

NU alum finds success through self-help book about daily happiness

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

A&E Northwestern alumnus Jordan Gross grew up with a "quadfecta" of misfortune: He was overweight, cross-eyed, had hair long enough to get confused for a girl and a last name that made kids go “ew” before they had even met him. Gross (Weinberg ’16, Kellogg ’17) had to quickly get com...

Northwestern professor unveils sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square

Northwestern professor unveils sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Staff, Visual Arts

When art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz was nominated to propose a sculpture to top the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, he was given blueprints of the plinth, which measured exactly 14 feet long. At the time, he had been researching means to reconstruct the statue of a Lamassu...

Northwestern alumni reunite for a one-night celebration of School of Communication’s star-studded legacy

Northwestern alumni reunite for a one-night celebration of School of Communication’s star-studded legacy

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly, Theater, Top Stories

In the fall, Anthony Forchielli and his fellow MFA design students were posed with a challenge: turn the brand-new Ryan Fieldhouse into a glimmering theater worthy of some of the biggest stars in Northwestern history. “How do you turn a football field into a place where the Oscars happen, essentially?”...

Bourbon N’ Brass speakeasy offers deliciously vintage vibes to Evanston bar scene

Bourbon N’ Brass speakeasy offers deliciously vintage vibes to Evanston bar scene

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

“Evanston” and “college town” have never been synonymous. The city is regarded as one of the birthplaces of prohibition, and was a dry town until 1972. There hasn’t been a ban on liquor in over 40 years, but with the death of The Keg of Evanston not long before our time and the tragic loss of Tommy Nevin’s just a few months ago, it can sometimes feel li...

A reflection on how we talk about suicide

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


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

This piece deals with the topic of suicide, sometimes in a graphic nature. I remember where I was when I watched the suicide scene in “13 Reasons Why.” Nestled in the comfort of my unmade bed on a Sunday afternoon, I watched the show’s protagonist — high schooler Hannah Baker — climb into...

Sam Wolsk, Louis Danowksy on performing live in NYC

Sam Wolsk, Louis Danowksy on performing live in NYC

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, The Monthly

Sam Wolsk and Louis Danowsky are doing A-OK. Their jazz band, DW Jazz Orchestra, played its first live show ever at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center in New York City last August. Since then, they’ve made their Evanston debut at SPACE and have another gig there May 29. The Daily caught up ...

Artists explore theme of equality at multi-disciplinary Arts Circle event

Artists explore theme of equality at multi-disciplinary Arts Circle event

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

When tasked with creating an artistic response to Danielle Allen’s “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” One Book One Northwestern Steering Committee member Rosie Roche said she used the opportunity to bring together Northwestern faculty from all...