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Q&A: Communication prof. Jeb Stuart, creator of the upcoming Netflix miniseries ‘The Liberator’

Q&A: Communication prof. Jeb Stuart, creator of the upcoming Netflix miniseries ‘The Liberator’

Janea Wilson, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

With blockbuster hits like “The Fugitive” and “Die Hard” under his belt, it only made sense for visiting Communication Prof. Jeb Stuart’s recent miniseries, “The Liberator,” to be picked up by Netflix. The story focuses on the U.S. Army Officer Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment...

By marginalizing the queerness of Freddie Mercury, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ disrespects the icon it tries to celebrate

By marginalizing the queerness of Freddie Mercury, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ disrespects the icon it tries to celebrate

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

After an hour of watching rock icon Freddie Mercury moon over his girlfriend and resist the advances of his manager, there finally came a scene where Mercury — played by Rami Malek — has his meet cute with future boyfriend Jim Hutton (Aaron McCusker). As the two had a short and sweet conversation...

“Instant Family” explores the ups and downs of creating a family through adoption

“Instant Family” explores the ups and downs of creating a family through adoption

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

There’s an iconic Norman Rockwell picture of Thanksgiving. Looking down a long white table, the matriarch and patriarch of the family set down a massive turkey, surrounded by the grinning faces of a stereotypical American family. It’s a nice painting, but it’s far from the reality found at...

Novelist Gillian Flynn on breaking female character stereotypes in her books, shows and films

Novelist Gillian Flynn on breaking female character stereotypes in her books, shows and films

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Top Stories

Gillian Flynn (MSJ ’97) is an internationally acclaimed novelist, but she says she wouldn’t be anywhere without her training as a journalist. The “Gone Girl” author said her education at Medill and her career as a journalist has taught her one of the most important principles of writing —...

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The Passage Theatre Company’s co-founder and artistic director Cory Hardin said he wanted to create a home for artists — a place where they can create in a safe and respectful space. In the aftermath of the Profiles Theatre scandal in 2016, in which it was revealed that the violence shown on-stage at Profiles Theatre was real and actors were being...

Behind Aware Records’ anniversary concert: A Kellogg faculty member’s take from inside the music industry

Behind Aware Records’ anniversary concert: A Kellogg faculty member’s take from inside the music industry

Siobhan Esposito, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

From being the kid who always wanted to control the stereo at the party to managing artists who have sold over 30 million CDs, Kellogg lecturer and alum Gregg Latterman and his label Aware Records have left a major footprint on the music industry. On Nov. 10, Aware Records held its 25th anniversary...

NU prof puts on new Steppenwolf play tackling the “familiar” subject of family

NU prof puts on new Steppenwolf play tackling the “familiar” subject of family

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Celeste M. Cooper was in college, she was often the only person of color in her acting classes. Cooper said she would often step into roles typically played by white actors, or roles that didn’t specify a race. Cooper is getting a different experience in her current role. As a cast member...

NU alumni star in the national tour of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

NU alumni star in the national tour of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

Janea Wilson, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

From falling props, forgotten lines and a dead corpse that can’t seem to stay dead, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is anything but a traditional play. “It’s sort of like if Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes had a baby,” Jacqueline Jarrold (Communication ’11) said, an understudy for both of...

“20 in 2018” comes to NU, asks 20-year-olds about their experiences

“20 in 2018” comes to NU, asks 20-year-olds about their experiences

Irene Chang, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

Who will you be in five years? New York City-based artist Brenna Lipset posed the question to 20-year-old Northwestern students for her multimedia project, “20 in 2018,” on Nov. 12 and Nov. 14. The name “20 in 2018” speaks for itself: Lipset interviews and takes photos of 20-year-old volunteers...

Bienen alum wins international cello competition

Bienen alum wins international cello competition

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

When he was 13 years old, Brannon Cho’s friends from cello lessons showed him YouTube videos of the finalists in the International Paulo Cello Competition. Eleven years later, not only did he became a finalist, but the first prize winner. On October 25, Cho (Bienen ’17) won first prize and...

Seesaw Theatre puts on Third Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival

Seesaw Theatre puts on Third Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

It’s atypical for an actor to directly interact with the audience, but Lindsey Weiss is looking forward to having a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the theater community for people with neurological disabilities. At an upcoming panel discussion at Seesaw Theatre’s Third Annual Inclusive...

Broadway veteran to direct and choreograph Wirtz’s “A Chorus Line”

Broadway veteran to direct and choreograph Wirtz’s “A Chorus Line”

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Communication sophomore Nolan Robinson was a part of the National High School Institute, also called the Cherub program, his dance teacher told him one day he could hope to play the role of Richie in “A Chorus Line.” Flash forward to his birthday this past May, Robinson saw his name on the cast...