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Northwestern alumni reunite for a one-night celebration of School of Communication’s star-studded legacy

Northwestern alumni reunite for a one-night celebration of School of Communication’s star-studded legacy

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly, Theater, Top Stories

In the fall, Anthony Forchielli and his fellow MFA design students were posed with a challenge: turn the brand-new Ryan Fieldhouse into a glimmering theater worthy of some of the biggest stars in Northwestern history. “How do you turn a football field into a place where the Oscars happen, essentially?”...

Bourbon N’ Brass speakeasy offers deliciously vintage vibes to Evanston bar scene

Bourbon N’ Brass speakeasy offers deliciously vintage vibes to Evanston bar scene

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

“Evanston” and “college town” have never been synonymous. The city is regarded as one of the birthplaces of prohibition, and was a dry town until 1972. There hasn’t been a ban on liquor in over 40 years, but with the death of The Keg of Evanston not long before our time and the tragic loss of Tommy Nevin’s just a few months ago, it can sometimes feel li...

A reflection on how we talk about suicide

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


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

This piece deals with the topic of suicide, sometimes in a graphic nature. I remember where I was when I watched the suicide scene in “13 Reasons Why.” Nestled in the comfort of my unmade bed on a Sunday afternoon, I watched the show’s protagonist — high schooler Hannah Baker — climb into...

Sam Wolsk, Louis Danowksy on performing live in NYC

Sam Wolsk, Louis Danowksy on performing live in NYC

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, The Monthly

Sam Wolsk and Louis Danowsky are doing A-OK. Their jazz band, DW Jazz Orchestra, played its first live show ever at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center in New York City last August. Since then, they’ve made their Evanston debut at SPACE and have another gig there May 29. The Daily caught up ...

Artists explore theme of equality at multi-disciplinary Arts Circle event

Artists explore theme of equality at multi-disciplinary Arts Circle event

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

When tasked with creating an artistic response to Danielle Allen’s “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” One Book One Northwestern Steering Committee member Rosie Roche said she used the opportunity to bring together Northwestern faculty from all...

Medill alumna chronicles New York love life in debut memoir

Medill alumna chronicles New York love life in debut memoir

Crystal Wall, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

It’s a tale told time and time again: a single woman in New York on the hunt for love. Mandy Stadtmiller (Medill ’97) offers her own version of this narrative in her debut memoir, “Unwifeable,” which documents the ups and downs of her love life in the Big Apple. Published April 3, the book...

NU professor, lecturer featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production ‘The Doppelgänger’

NU professor, lecturer featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production ‘The Doppelgänger’

Victoria Lee, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication Prof. Todd Rosenthal had to consider some unusual factors when putting together the set of “The Doppelgänger” — for example, he had to make sure he could wash fake blood stains out of the furniture after every run of the show. The production, which runs from April 5 to May 27,...

LA-based indie rock band Sure Sure to play feel-good tunes at SPACE

LA-based indie rock band Sure Sure to play feel-good tunes at SPACE

Catherine Kim, Web Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Though Evanston may still be cold and icy in the spring, Sure Sure plans to bring a slice of California sunshine with its feel-good tunes at an upcoming Evanston show. The Los Angeles-based indie rock band, which released a self-titled debut album in January, will play at SPACE on Saturday as part...

The genial John Krasinski shakes up horror in his first foray into the genre

The genial John Krasinski shakes up horror in his first foray into the genre

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, The Monthly, Top Stories

The only man more charming than Jim from “The Office” might just be the guy who played him. A perpetual inviting smile on his face, John Krasinski peppers a Skype interview about his new film, “A Quiet Place,” with emphatic exclamations of “Great question!” and has a genuine candor when...

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra returns from 10-day Asia tour

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra returns from 10-day Asia tour

Madeleine Fernando, A&E Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra returned from its 10-day Asia tour on Sunday, which Prof. Victor Yampolsky, director of orchestras and the group’s conductor, described as “nothing short of a dream.” The trip, which was fully funded by an anonymous donor and his wife, marked the first...

Dittmar exhibit focuses on bedroom artists in digital age

Dittmar exhibit focuses on bedroom artists in digital age

Vy Duong, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

Communication senior Anna Reishus wanted to design something “fun and comforting” for a class art project, so she created 10 circular pillows out of patterned fabric and 20 gallons of Walmart-purchased stuffing. When she heard about Dittmar Gallery’s “Producing the Bedroom Artist” exhibit,...

Treblemakers emphasize Asian American identity on California tour

Treblemakers emphasize Asian American identity on California tour

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Weinberg sophomore Patricia Song was not planning on pursuing music in college, but she caught the a cappella bug when Northwestern’s Treblemakers visited her Seoul high school in 2016. Two years later, Song said she felt her journey came full circle when she traveled to California with the Treblemakers...