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Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, The Monthly

Bienen fourth-year Paul Hunter enters the room wearing black pants and a plain black shirt, looking like any other guy in his early 20s. Well, except for the purple eyebrows. Incongruous with his impeccably groomed stubble and well-shaped buzz cut, these brows clearly belong not to Hunter, but rather...

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 25, 2018


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

A&E When MFA student Alex Mallory decided she wanted to bring German play “Spring Awakening” to Northwestern, she read through several English translations before deciding none of them were quite right. So, she took it upon herself to produce her own translation of the three act...

Saxophone quartet makes noise at M-Prize Competition, takes home second prize

Saxophone quartet makes noise at M-Prize Competition, takes home second prize

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E When they were looking for a short and sweet name for their saxophone quartet in fall 2016, the men of ~Nois decided to shorten the word “Illinois” to solidify their status as a Chicago-based group. As the group thought about it more, Bienen Ph.D. student Brandon Quarles said they agree...

Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E McCormick senior Prachi Keni said while she and the other co-founders of Ahana Dance Project had a clear vision of the group they wanted to create, she wasn’t sure how it would be received on campus. However, her uncertainty dissolved after the team’s first set of auditions this fall, whi...

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Last Wednesday, six Northwestern DJs duked it out for a chance to play on NU’s biggest stage of the year — Dillo Day. The winner of Mayfest’s annual Battle of the DJs was McCormick junior Pumai Subanakyot, better known by his stage name EJ3. The Daily caught up with Subanakyot to talk a...

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

Vy Duong, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

A&E When Weinberg sophomore Lexi Schiff started brainstorming beneficiaries for this year’s UNITY Charity Fashion Show, she immediately thought of SocialWorks — a foundation created by one of her favorite artists, Chance the Rapper. Knowing the idea was ambitious, Schiff reached out anyway, deter...

Arts Alliance show shines spotlight on abortion, female friendship

Arts Alliance show shines spotlight on abortion, female friendship

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

May 20, 2018


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

A&E Communication junior Morgan Rielly is often drawn to new works that are relevant to current events, so when she heard of the play “Dry Land,” it immediately caught her attention. The show tells the story of teenagers Amy and Ester, who develop a friendship after Amy asks ...

2018 Pinoy Show commemorates female Filipino revolutionary

2018 Pinoy Show commemorates female Filipino revolutionary

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

The 2018 Pinoy Show featured traditional dances, Filipino history and several “Game of Thrones” references Saturday in Ryan Auditorium. This year’s show, “A Song of Kai and Fire,” centered on the storyline of 18th-century Filipino revolutionaries Diego and Gabriela Silang. Communication...

Communication junior puts signature spin on Declaration of Independence musical by featuring all-female cast

Communication junior puts signature spin on Declaration of Independence musical by featuring all-female cast

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Not one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence was a woman. But for an upcoming production of “1776,” Communication junior Kelsey Robins decided to reshape that history with one simple stroke: an all-female cast. “They’re called the Founding Fathers,” Robins said. “There’s...

NU alum’s documentary included on BAFTA shortlist for student films

NU alum’s documentary included on BAFTA shortlist for student films

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Even when Sebastián Pinzón Silva (Communication '17) traveled thousands of miles from his native Colombia to study at Northwestern, he didn’t forget his roots. After moving to Chicago in 2011, Silva started his MFA degree in documentary media. His film “Palenque,” which centers on the Colombian...

Local theater company features #MeToo stories in annual play festival

Local theater company features #MeToo stories in annual play festival

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When TIME Magazine named the “Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement as its 2017 Person of the Year, John Frank (Medill ’76) and Carolyn Calzavara (Kellogg ’87) said they knew the stories of the movement would spark conversation. They decided to bring those conversations into the spotlight...

‘Chainsmokers: The Musical!’ parodies social media, millennial culture

‘Chainsmokers: The Musical!’ parodies social media, millennial culture

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Communication senior Devon Kerr first listened to the song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, he thought it seemed straight out of a musical. “It kind of sounded like a musical number because the singers are saying exactly what’s happening,” Kerr said. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t...