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Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

The story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb — two Chicago teenagers who became famous for the 1924 murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks — has been told again and again in books, movies, musicals, plays and TV shows. Nina Barrett (Medill ’87) is doing it differently. “What I'm trying to do...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

July 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For producer and artist Kweku Collins, Pitchfork Music Festival is, and has been, his big thing. “That was the festival I went to in high school and, after I graduated, that’s my hangout when it comes summertime,” the 21-year-old said. “That’s the one I rush to get tickets for. Like, ‘Pitchfork...

‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

June 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The beaches along Lake Michigan might not be the sandy shores of Hawaii, but for Northwestern alumna Hannah Ii-Epstein (SPS ’18) it’s a close enough substitute. Ii-Epstein’s play, “Not One Batu” takes place on the northern coast of Hawaii and tells the story of Honey Girl, a former methamphetamine...

The Dolphin Show to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’ as 77th annual show

The Dolphin Show to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’ as 77th annual show

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Communication senior Isabel Perry was selected to direct the 2019 Dolphin Show, she knew she wanted to create a large-scale “spectacle” onstage, complete with a full orchestra and a substantial cast. More than that, Perry said she wanted to give the Northwestern community a Dolphin Show that...

NU alumna writes love letter to New York City in debut EP

NU alumna writes love letter to New York City in debut EP

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

When Charlotte Morris got into Northwestern, she made a five-year plan. Though she wasn’t sure which a cappella group she would join or how many student theater productions she would perform in, there was one sure thing — someday, she would move to New York City. Five years later, Morris (Communication...

Communication senior presents film work at university in Mexico, talks influences

Communication senior presents film work at university in Mexico, talks influences

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

While most people grow up observing theater from the audience, Communication senior Esteban Espino watched shows come to life from backstage. Espino said his love for music and movement trace back to his upbringing, as his father was a music composer and theater director. “It’s like if you have...

The Monthly: June Edition

The Monthly: June Edition

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: The arts and entertainment editor previews Dillo Day 2018 and the year-long process it took to bring the spectacle on stage in this issue’s cover story. Further reads: After transferring to Northwestern, a Bienen student narrates the twists and turns of finding a...

Original musical about Chicago World’s Fair delves into history, contemporary issues

Original musical about Chicago World’s Fair delves into history, contemporary issues

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

During her time at Northwestern, June Finfer (Communication ’58) performed in several short plays before realizing she wasn’t cut out to be an actor. So, she picked up her pen and turned to writing instead. Finfer’s original musical, “Burnham’s Dream: The White City,” premieres this weekend....

Northwestern alumnae take on Illinois abortion laws in new participatory play

Northwestern alumnae take on Illinois abortion laws in new participatory play

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

During her time at Northwestern, Nik Zaleski (Communication ’08) took a health activism class as part of her second major in gender studies. In one lecture, she said, the professor showed a video of a live abortion procedure. Three women fainted. “I remember thinking, ‘This is not the conversation...

Q&A: Wop St. Bass Ritual talks Battle of the Bands performance, looks forward to Dillo Day

Q&A: Wop St. Bass Ritual talks Battle of the Bands performance, looks forward to Dillo Day

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Last Thursday, six Northwestern student bands took the Evanston Rocks stage to battle for a spot in the Dillo Day lineup. The set list ranged from rap to indie rock, but Wop St. Bass Ritual’s funk tunes ultimately took first place. The Daily sat down with four members of the group — Bienen and Wei...

Backstage Pass: How Dillo Day 2018 Came to Life

Backstage Pass: How Dillo Day 2018 Came to Life

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

It’s hard to close down the Northwestern libraries. They’re open in freezing temperatures, low-grade blizzards and pouring rain. Only one thing has proven effective in regularly shutting them down: Dillo Day. Tour guides may tell you it’s because University President Morton Schapiro loves the annual...