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Alex Banin breaks into the Chicago music industry

Singer and songwriter Alex Banin began to focus more on after her sophomore year at Northwestern. Since then she has broken into the Chicago music scene and signed with Loop Theory.

Janea Wilson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 13, 2020

The Monthly In the middle of Alex Banin’s first year at Northwestern, she became extremely sick and could not sing for an entire year. After getting her tonsils removed, she was able to sing again and realized how much she missed it. From that moment on, Banin dove into her music career, and ...

Lookingglass Theatre Company builds community and inventive art through its unique ensemble-based approach

The 2012 production of “Metamorphoses” at Lookingglass Theatre Company. The theater company was founded by Northwestern alums after an experimental production of “Alice in Wonderland” in 1987.

Gabriela Carroll, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The Monthly The first ever Lookingglass Theatre Company production took place in the Jones Great Room. A group of Northwestern students, led by David Schwimmer (Communication ‘88), put on an experimental production of “Alice in Wonderland” in 1987, inspired by a similar production at NYU. ...

Three journalism professors share their experiences covering Michael Jordan-era Bulls in “The Last Dance”

Michael Jordan in “The Last Dance.” Three Medill faculty members who reported on Jordan and the Bulls appear in the docuseries.

Drew Schott, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The Monthly Following the opening title scene of episode one of “The Last Dance,” footage plays of the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls celebrating their fifth NBA title. As players cheer and confetti rains from the roof of the United Center, a voice known to sports fans around the country says it w...

Letter from the Editor: The highs and lows of art created in a pandemic

Letter from the Editor: The highs and lows of art created in a pandemic

Wilson Chapman, Monthly Editor

May 13, 2020

The Monthly It’s been a weird two months: I’ve gone outside once every three weeks, haven’t seen someone I wasn’t related to outside of Zoom since early April and binge watched five seasons of “New Girl” in a disgustingly short amount of time (Cece and Schmidt 4evah!). Now that we are...

Evanston native stars in new Ryan Murphy Netflix miniseries

Laura Harrier in “Hollywood.” The Evanston native stars in the Ryan Murphy series as Camille, a black actress in 1940s Hollywood.

Wilson Chapman, Monthly Editor

May 13, 2020

The Monthly In just her few short years working as an actress, Laura Harrier has worked with some of the biggest and brightest people in the industry. The Evanston native’s first major film role was in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as Liz, acting alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. I...