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As Postmates takes Northwestern by storm, workers share delivery experiences, job quirks

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
February 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

During brutal Evanston winters, while most Northwestern students hibernate in their dorms, Postmates are out and about making deliveries. Postmates, an on-demand delivery service, expanded to Evanston in October. Originally from San Francisco, it has locations all over the country. It delivers food, ...

Newsflash Theatre to bring current events to stage

Helen Lee, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Spectrum Theatre Company, a student-run theater company, is launching a new show in the coming weeks in reaction to news events that matter to students, such as the death of Michael Brown last summer. The show, Newsflash Theatre, strives to bring world issues to life by creating artistic...

Student creates Northwestern-centric pop culture clothing

Student creates Northwestern-centric pop culture clothing

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Before Weinberg freshman Kasey Brown even stepped onto campus in September, she was already bleeding purple. Brown is the designer and business owner of NU Wave, which specializes in offbeat, pop culture-referencing clothing for Northwestern students. “Coming in as a freshman, I was looki...

Koi dishes use symbolic ingredients for Lunar New Year

Rachel Yang, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Lunar New Year is this Thursday, and for many Chinese families around the world this means cleaning the house to ward off bad spirits, exchanging red envelopes called hong bao which are filled with money and, most importantly, indulging in a special New Year feast. To honor this tradition, Koi, an A...

Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing [email protected]     It is 7 a.m., and while most Northwestern students are still...

Top ’25 to watch’ dance company to perform in Evanston with Chicago Philharmonic

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Chicago Philharmonic, together with dance company Visceral Dance Chicago, will perform a contemporary-ballet mix on Sunday. The performance will take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. To go along with the show’s theme and title, “Taste the Music,” the dance company wil...

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jealousy, sex, addiction and music are on tap at The Barber Theatre, and all of Northwestern is invited to the celebration. “The Wild Party,” a Roaring '20s musical inspired by a poem of the same name, premieres Friday, and the show’s director and choreographer, Tommy Rapley, is looking forwa...

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Out of nearly 500 applicants, one student in the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music rose above the rest to take home top honors in the 2015 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. Alex Temple, a doctoral candidate, was one of three individuals chosen to receive $2,500 to wri...

Top 10 all-purpose Valentine’s Day activities

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Whether you’re riding solo, in a relationship or caught in the unfortunate state of not knowing whether that guy you hooked up with a few times and study with in the library is your valentine, you need something to do on Saturday night. There are a lot of love-filled specials sprinkled throughout Evanston’s...

New Orleans Suspects bring southern jazz to Evanston

New Orleans Suspects bring southern jazz to Evanston

Helen Lee, Reporter
February 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jazzy rhythms and smooth tunes filled the air Feb. 5 when the New Orleans Suspects welcomed Evanston and Chicago area music-lovers to share a night of New Orleans funk at Evanston SPACE. The dimly lit venue was full of cheer and a shared appreciation for jazz as concertgoers sipped drinks and...

Actors Gymnasium winter show ‘Circuscope’ shrinks circus to microscopic size

Actors Gymnasium winter show ‘Circuscope’ shrinks circus to microscopic size

Madeline Burg, Reporter
February 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“Circuscope,” the winter circus show at the Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., opens this Friday, and this year they’ve gone microscopic. Performers will attempt to portray the world as seen through the lens of a microscope, through acrobatic feats, mime and live music. They will wear unique...

Piven Theatre Workshop hosts new improv series

Peter Kotecki, Reporter
February 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Evanston’s Piven Theatre Workshop is hosting a new program called Anytime/Anywhere: The Piven Improvisation Series. The program, which runs from Feb. 7 to March 1, involves students, adults, teachers and members of the Piven Empowerment through Enrichment Program, which is designed for adults with d...