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‘The Burn’ delves into bullying themes for a young audience

‘The Burn’ delves into bullying themes for a young audience

Crystal Wall, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E While at Northwestern, Phoebe González (Communication ’15) took a playwriting class with Devon de Mayo, whom she describes as one of her influential professors. Now, in a testament to their lasting relationship, de Mayo is directing González in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of “Th...

Communication junior creates documentary on relationship between people, dogs

Communication junior creates documentary on relationship between people, dogs

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E It’s an age-old saying: A dog is man’s best friend. But what happens when these beloved interspecies relationships get in the way of genuine human connections? Communication junior David Gordon attempts to answer this question in his film “Problematic Puppies.” The experimental doc...

‘Shot in the Dark’ tells the stories of Chicago basketball players

‘Shot in the Dark’ tells the stories of Chicago basketball players

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 21, 2018


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

A&E Dissatisfied with the one-dimensional portrayal of Chicago in the media, Dustin Nakao-Haider and Ben Vogel decided to create their own “passion project” about high school basketball in the city: “Shot in the Dark.” The documentary follows the stories of Tyquone Greer and Marquise Pr...

Q&A: Medill alumna Laura Lippman, author of “Sunburn”

Q&A: Medill alumna Laura Lippman, author of “Sunburn”

Crystal Wall, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Literature

A&E Laura Lippman (Medill ’81) graduated from Northwestern with a degree in journalism. However, with the encouragement of an English professor at NU, she has since published 21 crime novels and now considers herself a full-time fiction writer. Her most recent novel, “Sunburn,” tells the st...

Communication senior hits No. 1 on iTunes reggae chart with EP

Communication senior hits No. 1 on iTunes reggae chart with EP

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Students

A&E Communication senior Adam Gross discovered reggae in his middle school jazz band. One of his friends got him hooked on the genre, and invited him to play guitar in his reggae band in high school. As the rest of the band came from Jamaican heritage, Adam was the odd man out. “Here’s me,...

Wirtz Center production of “Twelfth Night” explores modern relevance of Shakespeare

Wirtz Center production of “Twelfth Night” explores modern relevance of Shakespeare

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

A&E It’s the unwritten understanding of every play: The actors on stage are playing characters, and the audience accepts that those characters are real in the context of the show. The Wirtz Center’s production of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” makes that understanding glaringly clea...

The Monthly: February Edition

The Monthly: February Edition

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

In this edition of The Monthly: Peter Spears brings young love to the silver screen, Joachim Shamberger connects opera with social media, NU professors explore the science behind romance, and NU grads celebrate 25 years of trailblazing in Dutch improv. Check out the February edition of The Monthly online...

Boom Chicago celebrates 25 years of dominating the Dutch improv scene

Boom Chicago celebrates 25 years of dominating the Dutch improv scene

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2018


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

It was the summer of 1992. Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld were kicking off their postgraduate European adventure in Amsterdam, and, naturally, they decided to sample some hash in a Dutch coffee shop. The two men were struck with an idea: Why not open a comedy club in Amsterdam? While most people...

Peter Spears, a producer on ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ reflects on film’s universal impact

Peter Spears, a producer on ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ reflects on film’s universal impact

Catherine Kim, Reporter

February 15, 2018


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

Ten years ago, Peter Spears (Weinberg ’88) was immediately captivated by the advanced copy of André Aciman’s book, “Call Me By Your Name.” He liked the relatable portrayal of first love. He liked the poignant internal dialogue. He liked the emphasis on memory and nostalgia. As a gay young...

Joachim Schamberger uses modern technology and social media to modernize Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Joachim Schamberger uses modern technology and social media to modernize Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Bienen Prof. Joachim Schamberger has mixed feelings about the use of technology in the modern era. While he reminisces about the days when he could talk to unplugged fellow passengers when riding the train in his native Germany, he also recognizes the merits of phones and social media as a rallying...

Profs. Eli Finkel and Alexandra Solomon dig into science behind successful marriages

Profs. Eli Finkel and Alexandra Solomon dig into science behind successful marriages

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Thousands of couples celebrated Valentine’s Day across the nation this month, and some nights have surely culminated in marriage proposals. While the thought of wedding bells chiming inspires feelings of love and romance for most, psychology and Kellogg Prof. Eli Finkel and psychology Prof. Alexandra...

Bienen alum uses music for political activism

Bienen alum uses music for political activism

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 15, 2018


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

It’s no secret that the road to “making it” as a musician is not an easy one. Zeshan Bagewadi (Bienen ’09, ’11) had brief stints as an Uber driver, an auto mechanic and a drill press operator before releasing his first album “Vetted.” His hard work paid off. The album “caught fire”...