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Northwestern students explore site-specific work in Nothing Without A Company’s New World Play Festival

Northwestern students explore site-specific work in Nothing Without A Company’s New World Play Festival

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 24, 2018


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

A&E Radio, Television and Film graduate student Aalisha Sheth wanted to write a play that would explore a South Asian mother-daughter relationship through hair care, but thought it was too niche of an idea to attract a producer. Through Nothing Without A Company’s New World Play Festival, h...

Block Museum exhibit ‘Caravans of Gold’ receives federal grant, largest in museum history

Block Museum exhibit ‘Caravans of Gold’ receives federal grant, largest in museum history

Aaron Wang, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

A&E “Caravans of Gold,” a Block Museum exhibition that will debut this January, has received a $350,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities — the largest the museum has ever acquired. Cooperating with partner museums and institutions in Mali, Morocco and Nigeria, the exhibitio...

Freshmen team up for hip-hop homage to administrator Josh McKenzie

Freshmen team up for hip-hop homage to administrator Josh McKenzie

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Two freshmen made their musical mark on Wildcat Welcome this year when they collaborated to release a hip-hop song honoring popular University administrator Josh McKenzie. Weinberg freshman AJ Denhoff and Medill freshman Taj Smith — the latter of whom performs under the name Saint Zo — r...

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Beth Kirkpatrick (Bienen ’03) missed her 15-year reunion this past Homecoming weekend. Instead, she graced the stage alongside theatrical icon Betty Buckley in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” Kirkpatrick will take the stage at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from Oct. 23 to Nov. ...

Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon speaks to students as part of week-long residency

Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon speaks to students as part of week-long residency

Janea Wilson, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Two-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon has been playing music for 40 years — about the same amount of time as she’s been with her wife. She opened up about her art and sexuality at an interdisciplinary panel discussion on LGBTQ+ artists hosted by the Bienen Schoo...

Studio5 film series hosted by Northwestern alum

Studio5 film series hosted by Northwestern alum

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


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

A&E One of screenwriter Dana Olsen’s (Communication ’80) favorite films is The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night,” because it captures his memories of living in the height of ’60s Beatlemania. Through Studio5’s fall movie series, Olsen will share his love with this movie and others wi...

Northwestern theater students debut new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year

Northwestern theater students debut new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Theater

“Legacy: The Book of Names” was the title of one of the American Music Theater Project’s two shows premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but it’s also fitting nomenclature for Bienen junior Pablo Laucerica’s experience with the show’s creative process. “We had this joke that my...

Ike Barinholtz takes on Trumped-up family drama in new dark comedy “The Oath”

Ike Barinholtz takes on Trumped-up family drama in new dark comedy “The Oath”

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 11, 2018


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

Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Ike Barinholtz, like many other Americans, had his family over for Thanksgiving. But after the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, Barinholtz discovered a new element added to his Thanksgiving table: Trumped-up political arguments. Inspired by...

Letter to the Editor

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

As the old saying goes: “When Taylor Swift starts voicing her political opinions, you know shit’s gotten pretty bad.” Congress has always been a mess, the presidency has been plagued by sex scandals before, but, regardless of political leaning, there’s always been something pure and austere...

Northwestern professor to premiere play on psychoanalyst at New York festival

Northwestern professor to premiere play on psychoanalyst at New York festival

Andrew Toban, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Some argue life is mind over matter, but revolutionary psychoanalyst and the inspiration of an upcoming New York play Wilhelm Reich would beg to differ. Reich was a protégé of Sigmund Freud whose radical theories about the body’s influence on the mind were rejected, leaving him ostracize...

NU prof elected to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

NU prof elected to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 10, 2018


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

A&E Marco Williams expected to open a rejection email from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Instead, he saw a still of Barbara Streisand and a caption reading “Hello, darling!” Further down, the email featured a decorative, interactive envelope resembling those read that at ...

Q&A: Composer of Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ talks time at NU, scoring the show

Q&A: Composer of Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ talks time at NU, scoring the show

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

October 10, 2018


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

When renowned musician and composer Darien Shulman (Bienen ’03) walked through the grounds of Northwestern for the first time as a student, he thought he’d be a theatre major. What followed in the next year turned him to his eventual future in music, spending his roughly 15-year career crafting and...