The Daily Northwestern

Q&A: Tan Pin Pin, director of “To Singapore, with Love”

Q&A: Tan Pin Pin, director of “To Singapore, with Love”

Kimberly Go, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Singaporean director Tan Pin Pin (Communication ’01) created the award-winning documentary “To Singapore, with Love” as a love letter to Singapore, only to have it banned by the country a year later. Released in 2013, the documentary follows Singaporean political exiles around the w...

Northwestern students create songwriting show

Joanne Lee, Reporter

April 16, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A new show for novice and experienced songwriters alike to share their work is making its debut at Northwestern. “There is just a plethora of new work that is itching to be created and this event is just a really good outlet for that,” said Communication senior Kyle Sherman, co-pr...

Northwestern alum acts in Chicago-based comedy at Goodman Theatre

Northwestern alum acts in Chicago-based comedy at Goodman Theatre

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Chicago theater scene has embraced Northwestern alum Travis Turner (Communication ’05), who plays the only nameless character in the cast of “The Upstairs Concierge,” a comedy playing at the Goodman Theatre until April 26. After growing up in Atlanta and attending a performing arts...

Blaze Pizza gains a foothold during first month in downtown Evanston

Blaze Pizza gains a foothold during first month in downtown Evanston

Lydia Ramsey, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E Since it opened last month, Blaze Pizza appears to have quickly won over the hearts of Northwestern students and Evanston residents alike. The restaurant, in which customers watch workers assemble and cook their pizzas within a matter of minutes, often has a line out the door at night and on weekends...

‘Hit the Wall’ brings the start of modern gay rights movement to stage

‘Hit the Wall’ brings the start of modern gay rights movement to stage

Kimberly Go, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The riot that served as the impetus of the modern gay rights movement is coming to a Northwestern stage. “Hit the Wall,” a play based on the Stonewall Riots of 1969, opens Friday for a three-day run at the Wallis Theater. The play is set at the Stonewall Inn, an underground gay ba...

Students and professional artists unveil installation about sustainability in NU library

Students and professional artists unveil installation about sustainability in NU library

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “Opening Doors,” an art installation centered around sustainability, was unveiled in Level One of the South Tower of University Library on Friday. The project involved both Evanston artists and NU students. The artwork will be on display from now until the end of summer 2015. Over the p...

Chicago festival combines music, film

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Reggae, blues and hip-­hop melodies will drift through different venues across Chicago from April 16 to April 19 as part of the seventh Chicago International Music and Movies Festival. Several Northwestern alumni are involved in the festival, which aims to combine the power of music and ...

Q&A: Akhil Katakam, president of SASA

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Northwestern's South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) is bringing singer Jay Sean to Ryan Auditorium on Friday night. All proceeds from the event, a sell out, will go to The Umbrella Foundation, a non-profit NGO working to alleviate the impact of trafficking and poverty in Nepal. The Daily ch...

Q&A: Prof. Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama biography

Q&A: Prof. Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama biography

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Medill Prof. Peter Slevin spent more than seven years writing what is described as the first comprehensive biography on Michelle Obama. "Michelle Obama: A Life" details the life of the First Lady and discusses topics like race and discrimination. Slevin will discuss his biography, which was ...

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment

A&E During the week, instead of heading to Norris or the library after class, Communication sophomore Rosie Jo Neddy heads to eight hour rehearsals at the ornate, historic Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago to bring the dark tale of "Carousel" to life through song and dance. Neddy is one ...

Steam Heat powers up for spring show

Steam Heat powers up for spring show

Annie Bruce, A&E Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For SESP senior Alyssa Leonard, this weekend might be the last time she takes the stage at Northwestern. After four years as a member of musical theater dance company Steam Heat, Leonard will end her time with the group performing in the company’s sixth annual end-of-the-year show, Steam...

Dittmar Gallery brings border zones stories to Northwestern

Dittmar Gallery brings border zones stories to Northwestern

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A group of young women dressed in turquoise robes stand in an old marketplace in Hebron, a Palestinian city. A mesh overhang, strung overhead, holds up a variety of plastic chairs, rocks and hangers. “The mesh was put up by the Palestinians to protect them from the Israelis who were livin...