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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...

Editor’s Letter: The Voices of Dillo

Editor’s Letter: The Voices of Dillo

Stavros Agorakis, Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

I was on Twitter, making my way through tired entertainment puff pieces and stale Trump memes, when the Lollapalooza lineup was announced. Parsing through the poster, I fawned over the headlining artists, wishing I was spending this summer not at work, but surrounded by screaming Chicagoans while Bruno...

Off Script: The queer environmentalism of ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Off Script: The queer environmentalism of ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

I finally got around to seeing “Call Me by Your Name” a couple weeks ago. It was the first time in a while that I really felt something while watching a movie. Since then, I’ve watched it two more times — I even shelled out $15 to buy it on iTunes, which I never do — and I just can’t seem...

Open Tab: The Lucky Platter offers comfort food with a twist

Open Tab: The Lucky Platter offers comfort food with a twist

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

It’s Saturday morning. You wake up with a throbbing headache, an inhuman thirst for water and a vague sense of shame about what happened last night. As you chug Gatorade and attempt to find pants in the swaths of dirty clothing covering your floor, your memory starts the slow, painful crawl through...

Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, The Monthly

Bienen fourth-year Paul Hunter enters the room wearing black pants and a plain black shirt, looking like any other guy in his early 20s. Well, except for the purple eyebrows. Incongruous with his impeccably groomed stubble and well-shaped buzz cut, these brows clearly belong not to Hunter, but rather...

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When MFA student Alex Mallory decided she wanted to bring German play “Spring Awakening” to Northwestern, she read through several English translations before deciding none of them were quite right. So, she took it upon herself to produce her own translation of the three act...

Saxophone quartet makes noise at M-Prize Competition, takes home second prize

Saxophone quartet makes noise at M-Prize Competition, takes home second prize

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E When they were looking for a short and sweet name for their saxophone quartet in fall 2016, the men of ~Nois decided to shorten the word “Illinois” to solidify their status as a Chicago-based group. As the group thought about it more, Bienen Ph.D. student Brandon Quarles said they agree...