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NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2018


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

When Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) and his wife, Julia Hart, had their first child, Horowitz recalled his wife saying she had never felt more powerful than when she became a mother. The thought sparked the defining combination of the duo’s latest film: motherhood and superheroes. “(We)...

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Vy Duong, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When childhood stories of magic suddenly come to life in a dark reality, things can get scary and messy. For the protagonist of the new mainstage show at Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, this means facing ugly encounters while reconnecting with her childhood ...

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E When acclaimed cellist Katinka Kleijn came to Richard Webster (Bienen ’74, ’77) with the idea of performing a newly commissioned composition at the 45th annual Bach Week Festival, Webster said he knew the creative decision would be met with some skepticism. The Bach Week Festival, which W...

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Jennifer Higdon wrote her first composition as a flute performance major at Bowling Green State University. Her flute teacher assigned her to create a piece for flute and piano, and from then on, she was hooked. “Just that experience was enough to wet my appetite for composing,” Higdon said...

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Theater

A&E When Leslie Jackson saw “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” performed during its first run on Broadway, she was under a spell. Five years later, her fairytale dream has become a reality. Jackson (Bienen ’11) plays the fairy godmother in the show’s national tour, which hits t...

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

Tejas Sekhar, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Giving back and realizing one’s self worth — regardless of background — are both central themes in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production “Last Stop on Market Street,” which follows a day in the life of 7-year-old CJ and his grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in the city on a Sunday...

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication senior Preston Choi was looking for a way to bring a new twist to classical plays. And he wanted to do it in a way that would focus less on the voices of “dead white men.” That’s why he pitched creating an adaptation festival to Lovers and Madmen, a group that produces classical...

The Monthly: April Edition

The Monthly: April Edition

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: John Krasinski opens up about his first foray into horror with “A Quiet Place” in The Monthly’s April cover story. Further reads: Communication students recount their experience setting the stage for the “Starry Night” gala, a Netflix-commissioned study re-sparks...

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E For artist Hank Willis Thomas, advertising has always been something of a “second language.” “(Advertising) was something that I could decode and understand at an early age, and I was hyperaware of being communicated to through the images,” Thomas said. “I realized that the real m...

Captured: Leaps into equality

Captured: Leaps into equality

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. This weekend, Northwestern Arts Circle hosted a day of artists’ responses to their conception o...

NU alum finds success through self-help book about daily happiness

NU alum finds success through self-help book about daily happiness

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

A&E Northwestern alumnus Jordan Gross grew up with a "quadfecta" of misfortune: He was overweight, cross-eyed, had hair long enough to get confused for a girl and a last name that made kids go “ew” before they had even met him. Gross (Weinberg ’16, Kellogg ’17) had to quickly get com...

Northwestern professor unveils sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square

Northwestern professor unveils sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Staff, Visual Arts

When art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz was nominated to propose a sculpture to top the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, he was given blueprints of the plinth, which measured exactly 14 feet long. At the time, he had been researching means to reconstruct the statue of a Lamassu...