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“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...

Northwestern alum wins Jeff Award for music direction

Northwestern alum wins Jeff Award for music direction

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

When Michael Mahler (Communication ’04) was a co-chair of the Waa-Mu Show his senior year at Northwestern, the show featured an actor playing his own instrument as a storytelling device. As a music director for “Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story,” Mahler repeats this same technique, and has found...

Open Tab: Falcon Eddy’s Barbeque is Sinfully Good

Open Tab: Falcon Eddy’s Barbeque is Sinfully Good

Jane Recker, The Monthly Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

After resisting for months, I finally gave in to my temptations this Sunday. Walking home from the Davis CTA stop after every day of work this summer, my nose was always seduced by the mouth-watering scent of cured meats in the way Ancient Greek sailors were lured by sirens. “Don’t do it,”...

Rich Koz celebrates 40 years of mixing horror and humor in “Svengoolie”

Rich Koz celebrates 40 years of mixing horror and humor in “Svengoolie”

Jane Recker, The Monthly Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

There’s something refreshingly simple about the Chicago style of comedy. Unlike the coasts, which often rely on big budgets and flashy productions, Chicago comedy focuses on the people. It’s a little bit slower, a little less refined, a little more off the cuff. It doesn’t look for the easy laughs;...

Dave Holstein’s show “Kidding” puts a ray of sunshine in a troubled world

Dave Holstein’s show “Kidding” puts a ray of sunshine in a troubled world

Madeleine Fernando, The Monthly Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Dave Holstein is no stranger to rejection. Though he continuously wrote plays from his dorm room during his time at Northwestern, it wasn’t always easy getting theater boards to accept and produce his work. Where other young artists would cry defeat, though, Holstein got creative. When trying to...

Q&A: Communication alum Ben Estus turns it on in “Book of Mormon”

Q&A: Communication alum Ben Estus turns it on in “Book of Mormon”

Crystal Wall, A&E Assistant Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Ben Estus (Communication ’13) is living his “spooky mormon hell dream” performing alongside the Broadway cast of “The Book of Mormon.” Estus joined the ensemble just a year after he graduated, to perform the hilariously irreverent material. After four years of playing a friendly Mormon and...

“Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood speaks at Northwestern

“Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood speaks at Northwestern

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

If you’ve seen a shock of red in a besuited D.C. courtroom or a white-hooded woman quietly protesting in front of the Capitol, you’ve seen the work of Margaret Atwood incarnate. Inspired by Atwood’s bestseller “The Handmaid’s Tale,” these women model themselves after the novel’s handmaids...

Pritzker lawyers featured in second season of “Making a Murderer” talk Brendan Dassey appeals

Pritzker lawyers featured in second season of “Making a Murderer” talk Brendan Dassey appeals

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 31, 2018


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

A&E Laura Nirider (School of Law ‘08) was a third-year law student intending to pursue a career in commercial litigation before she enrolled in Steven Drizin’s class on wrongful convictions in juvenile justice. Shortly after, the Pritzker School of Law professor was asked to handle the appeal...

Q&A: Josh Golden, board member for The Wabash Lights

Q&A: Josh Golden, board member for The Wabash Lights

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E The Wabash Lights (TWL) is an organization with the goal of creating “Chicago’s first interactive public art platform.” The group plans to install a full block of programmable LED lights on the underside of the Wabash-area El tracks in the Loop. Josh Golden, a member of the interactive ...