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Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon speaks to students as part of week-long residency

Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon speaks to students as part of week-long residency

Janea Wilson, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Two-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon has been playing music for 40 years — about the same amount of time as she’s been with her wife. She opened up about her art and sexuality at an interdisciplinary panel discussion on LGBTQ+ artists hosted by the Bienen Schoo...

Studio5 film series hosted by Northwestern alum

Studio5 film series hosted by Northwestern alum

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


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

A&E One of screenwriter Dana Olsen’s (Communication ’80) favorite films is The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night,” because it captures his memories of living in the height of ’60s Beatlemania. Through Studio5’s fall movie series, Olsen will share his love with this movie and others wi...

Northwestern theater students debut new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year

Northwestern theater students debut new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Theater

“Legacy: The Book of Names” was the title of one of the American Music Theater Project’s two shows premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but it’s also fitting nomenclature for Bienen junior Pablo Laucerica’s experience with the show’s creative process. “We had this joke that my...

Ike Barinholtz takes on Trumped-up family drama in new dark comedy “The Oath”

Ike Barinholtz takes on Trumped-up family drama in new dark comedy “The Oath”

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 11, 2018


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

Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Ike Barinholtz, like many other Americans, had his family over for Thanksgiving. But after the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, Barinholtz discovered a new element added to his Thanksgiving table: Trumped-up political arguments. Inspired by...

Letter to the Editor

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

As the old saying goes: “When Taylor Swift starts voicing her political opinions, you know shit’s gotten pretty bad.” Congress has always been a mess, the presidency has been plagued by sex scandals before, but, regardless of political leaning, there’s always been something pure and austere...

Northwestern professor to premiere play on psychoanalyst at New York festival

Northwestern professor to premiere play on psychoanalyst at New York festival

Andrew Toban, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Some argue life is mind over matter, but revolutionary psychoanalyst and the inspiration of an upcoming New York play Wilhelm Reich would beg to differ. Reich was a protégé of Sigmund Freud whose radical theories about the body’s influence on the mind were rejected, leaving him ostracize...

NU prof elected to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

NU prof elected to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 10, 2018


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

A&E Marco Williams expected to open a rejection email from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Instead, he saw a still of Barbara Streisand and a caption reading “Hello, darling!” Further down, the email featured a decorative, interactive envelope resembling those read that at ...

Q&A: Composer of Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ talks time at NU, scoring the show

Q&A: Composer of Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ talks time at NU, scoring the show

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

October 10, 2018


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

When renowned musician and composer Darien Shulman (Bienen ’03) walked through the grounds of Northwestern for the first time as a student, he thought he’d be a theatre major. What followed in the next year turned him to his eventual future in music, spending his roughly 15-year career crafting and...

New comedy club premieres first monthly showcase in Evanston bar

New comedy club premieres first monthly showcase in Evanston bar

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E John McCombs broke into the Chicago comedy scene alongside Hannibal Buress, or more accurately, waiting behind him for his turn to perform at a Milwaukee Avenue bar. Since then, McCombs has continued to frequent the city’s comedy clubs and is now filling the stand-up void in Evanston. ...

Vertigo comes home in its first event of the year: “Bring it Home to You”

Vertigo comes home in its first event of the year: “Bring it Home to You”

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

Among cheers, laughter and howls, Communication senior Chris Lanham delivered his stand up routine clad in black high heels. As one of eight participants at Friday’s “Bring it Home to You” art event, Lanham delivered a sketch narrative based on his experience with his sexuality. During his...

Northwestern alums tackle immersive theatre in new show “Masque Macabre”

Northwestern alums tackle immersive theatre in new show “Masque Macabre”

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

To Eli Newell, immersive theatre is appealing because of the combination of an emotional and physical pull directly into the story. As the co-director of Strawdog Theatre Company’s new original theatrical experience “Masque Macabre,” Newell gets to explore just that. “With immersive theatre,...

Advertisement trailblazers’ work featured in Block Museum exhibition

Advertisement trailblazers’ work featured in Block Museum exhibition

Victoria Lee, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

Iconic advertisements can be found everywhere, from a can of 7Up in the fridge to the classic Motorola flip phone in the palm of your hand. As the inventors of these cultural staples, Morton and Millie Goldsholl know that firsthand. In the new art exhibition “Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments...