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Q&A: Walker Peterson, ramen chef, chemist and entrepreneur

Q&A: Walker Peterson, ramen chef, chemist and entrepreneur

Kimberly Go, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Rave. Ramen. Repeat. La Macchina Cafe is hosting a Rave and Ramen event Thursday with ramen chef Walker Peterson. A chemist and entrepreneur, Peterson founded vegetarian ramen pop-up “Pop Ramen” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to satisfy the Boston area’s demand for quality vegetarian ramen. “Pop...

The scoop on Frio Gelato’s new retail location

The scoop on Frio Gelato’s new retail location

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

April 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E With flaky pastries, freshly brewed coffee and unprocessed, uniquely-flavored gelato, Frio Gelato stands out among other dessert spots in town. The shop, which opened a new retail location at 517 Dempster St. on Friday, is known for its Argentine-inspired gelato and has gained quite a follow...

Team behind Waa-Mu Show shares experiences

Team behind Waa-Mu Show shares experiences

Annie Bruce, A&E Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Monday night’s Waa-Mu Show rehearsal was when things finally started to click for Bienen junior Jon Bauerfeld and Communication senior Kylie Mullins. As one of the actors sang “Flying,” a song the two wrote together, with full orchestral accompaniment for the first time, Bauerfeld and M...

Piven Theatre Workshop to premiere ‘Melancholy Play: a chamber musical’

Piven Theatre Workshop to premiere ‘Melancholy Play: a chamber musical’

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E This weekend, Evanston's Piven Theatre Workshop will premiere “Melancholy Play: a chamber musical.” Written by Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Evanston native Polly Noonan, the play tells the lighthearted story of a woman’s melancholy. A bank teller, Tilly’s extre...

Q&A: Keebler Straz, Waa-Mu hair designer

Q&A: Keebler Straz, Waa-Mu hair designer

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After working on hair design during this year’s Dolphin Show, Communication freshman Keebler Straz is now acting as the hair designer for this year’s Waa-Mu Show, “Gold.” The Daily sat down with Straz to talk about her experience with this year’s show and the challenges of designi...

BLAST embraces superhero spirit with new spring show

BLAST embraces superhero spirit with new spring show

Kimberly Go, Reporter

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “Who’s a hero in your mind? Who’s made an impact in your life?” These are the questions director Gordon Burkhart and producer and Weinberg senior Sherry Vernon asked the choreographers of the Ballroom Latin and Swing Team’s spring show when introducing this year’s theme, ...

Books and Bagels Book Club encourages reading for fun

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After a long day of schoolwork, it’s easier for college students to spend free time mindlessly watching their favorite TV shows rather than reading for fun. However, Communication sophomore Emma Gordon and Medill freshman Hannah Johnson are hoping to change that attitude. They recently c...

Autobiographical play explores transgender issues

Autobiographical play explores transgender issues

Rachel Yang, Reporter

April 23, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Like a line in her upcoming play states, Bea Cordelia said the last few years of her life have “felt like a decade.” The Communication senior said she has experienced so much in such a short period that “time feels stretched out.” Cordelia came out as transgender while studying a...

Dover Quartet prepares to join Bienen in the fall

Dover Quartet prepares to join Bienen in the fall

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Dover Quartet, which has performed in the Northwestern’s Winter Chamber Music Festival for the past two years, will return to campus this fall to begin a three­-year residency at the Bienen School of Music. As a quartet-­in-­residence, the group will perform each quarter an...

Student production explores issues of racial violence

Student production explores issues of racial violence

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Race. Justice. Violence. These are the themes Northwestern students will explore this upcoming week in their performance of “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992.” The play deals with the tension surrounding the riots that occurred in Los Angeles in 1992, most likely due to the acquittal of f...

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ comes to Northwestern

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ comes to Northwestern

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Dust off your shoes, because the Joads will be hitting the road and coming to a Northwestern stage this Friday. The show, an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” will run through May 3 at the Ethel M. Barber Theater. Steinbeck...

Community Yarn Art Project to color downtown Evanston

Community Yarn Art Project to color downtown Evanston

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In the coming weeks, bright circles of yarn will cover the trees and add spurts of color to downtown Evanston. The yarn circles, crafted by anyone willing to participate, are part of the Evanston Community Yarn Art Project, which aims to brighten up the city and make people more aware of its...