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‘She Kills Monsters’ brings ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ game to life

‘She Kills Monsters’ brings ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ game to life

Yaqoob Qaseem, Assistant A&E Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Purple Crayon Players’ upcoming show “She Kills Monsters” brings a fantasy world to life with unique special effects including murderous fairies, a five-headed dragon and a gelatinous cube. “It’s been a smash hit for audiences of all ages,” said Daniel Stompor, a Communicat...

Buzzed at BuzzFeed: Alumnus’ weekly video series takes Internet by storm

Buzzed at BuzzFeed: Alumnus’ weekly video series takes Internet by storm

Hayley Glatter, Managing Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E A large glass of wine can be used to de-stress after a long day of work or —  if you’re BuzzFeed senior editor Matt Bellassai — during a long day of work. With more than 95 million Facebook views and a People’s Choice Award nomination under his belt, Bellassai (Medill ’12) is a bona...

Spectrum Theatre’s fall production addresses grief, tragedy

Spectrum Theatre’s fall production addresses grief, tragedy

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Northwestern’s Spectrum Theatre Company will present “Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man’s Blues” this weekend, the group’s first show since it faced fines for space violations last year. The show will run Thursday through Saturday at Northwestern’s Shanley Pavilion and will explor...

DarkMatter uses comedy, spoken word to highlight trans issues

DarkMatter uses comedy, spoken word to highlight trans issues

Sophie Mann, Photo Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Dark energy and dark matter together comprise over 90 percent of the universe, but they are poorly understood by even the most learned of people. This fact inspired Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian to name their performance art duo DarkMatter. Multicultural Student Affairs and...

Chinese language professor takes education beyond the classroom with documentaries

Chinese language professor takes education beyond the classroom with documentaries

Yaqoob Qaseem, Assistant A&E Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Despite making a documentary on women’s issues in Taiwan, Chinese Prof. Hsiu-Ling Robertson said she does not consider herself a feminist. Robertson, who hails from Taiwan, said she hopes to educate a wider audience on societal issues in her home country and that the documentary changes...

Block Cinema film series explores ideas about power and lack of privacy

Block Cinema film series explores ideas about power and lack of privacy

Rachel Yang, Copy Chief

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Harry Caul is a surveillance expert with an extreme job: eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. Caul is a character in “The Conversation,” which will be shown at the Block Museum of Art on Thursday. The film is the second in a series accompanying Geof Oppenheimer’s exhibition, “Big Boss and ...

NU alum’s play ‘Bad Jews’ to be extended until December

NU alum’s play ‘Bad Jews’ to be extended until December

Kimberly Go, Reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Northwestern alumnus Joshua Harmon (Weinberg ‘05) didn’t expect his play “Bad Jews,” a comedy about two cousins fighting over a family heirloom, to run as long as it has. “I wrote the play for myself,” Harmon said. “I generally believed that I was the only person in the worl...

Flux Dance Project holds weekly classes where anyone can dance

Flux Dance Project holds weekly classes where anyone can dance

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Six Northwestern dance majors have created a dance group open to all students, regardless of major or dance experience, who want to explore contemporary, jazz and improv styles. Flux Dance Project was approved as a student group by the Center for Student Involvement during Spring Quarter, after six ...

Jewish Theater Ensemble tackles sexual identity in fall production

Jewish Theater Ensemble tackles sexual identity in fall production

Krish Lingala, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The spectrum of sexuality takes center stage in the Jewish Theater Ensemble’s new fall production, “Cock,” running this weekend in Shanley Pavilion. The show, by playwright Mike Bartlett, follows the main character, John, as he struggles to reconcile his feelings for his new female lover wit...

Local chamber ensemble to feature Evanston composer

Local chamber ensemble to feature Evanston composer

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Civitas Ensemble will launch its fifth concert season Friday at the Merit School of Music in downtown Chicago and will feature music by three living composers, including 30-year-old Evanston resident Roger Zare. The Chicago-based chamber ensemble comprises four members, three of whom currently play...

Student drops out to become CEO of e-sports franchise

Student drops out to become CEO of e-sports franchise

Shane McKeon, Development Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Noah Whinston’s favorite Kanye West album is “Graduation.” But he said “The College Dropout” was on the queue for his 30-hour drive from Evanston to Los Angeles on Monday. The choice seems appropriate, given the would-be Weinberg senior’s decision to withdraw from Northwestern to ta...

Northwestern alumna directs a musical based on Green Day album

Northwestern alumna directs a musical based on Green Day album

Yaqoob Qaseem, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Daily Northwestern

Lili-Anne Brown (Communication ‘95), artistic director of Bailiwick Chicago, is back on campus for the first time in 20 years to direct Green Day’s “American Idiot.” The nontraditional musical, based on Green Day’s album of the same title, tells the story of three friends from the suburbs w...