The Daily Northwestern

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...

New comedy club premieres first monthly showcase in Evanston bar

New comedy club premieres first monthly showcase in Evanston bar

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E John McCombs broke into the Chicago comedy scene alongside Hannibal Buress, or more accurately, waiting behind him for his turn to perform at a Milwaukee Avenue bar. Since then, McCombs has continued to frequent the city’s comedy clubs and is now filling the stand-up void in Evanston. ...

Vertigo comes home in its first event of the year: “Bring it Home to You”

Vertigo comes home in its first event of the year: “Bring it Home to You”

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

Among cheers, laughter and howls, Communication senior Chris Lanham delivered his stand up routine clad in black high heels. As one of eight participants at Friday’s “Bring it Home to You” art event, Lanham delivered a sketch narrative based on his experience with his sexuality. During his...

Northwestern alums tackle immersive theatre in new show “Masque Macabre”

Northwestern alums tackle immersive theatre in new show “Masque Macabre”

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

To Eli Newell, immersive theatre is appealing because of the combination of an emotional and physical pull directly into the story. As the co-director of Strawdog Theatre Company’s new original theatrical experience “Masque Macabre,” Newell gets to explore just that. “With immersive theatre,...

Advertisement trailblazers’ work featured in Block Museum exhibition

Advertisement trailblazers’ work featured in Block Museum exhibition

Victoria Lee, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

Iconic advertisements can be found everywhere, from a can of 7Up in the fridge to the classic Motorola flip phone in the palm of your hand. As the inventors of these cultural staples, Morton and Millie Goldsholl know that firsthand. In the new art exhibition “Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments...

Q&A: Communication alum actress Claire Neumann stars in ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Q&A: Communication alum actress Claire Neumann stars in ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

Claire Neumann found her golden ticket when she landed a role in “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Neumann (Communication ’09) featured in several ensemble roles and occasionally called upon as an understudy, took the stage in the Chicago premiere on Oct. 2. The show will run...

Bienen’s ‘Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel’ celebrates 50th anniversary

Bienen’s ‘Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel’ celebrates 50th anniversary

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

More than 50 years ago, pianist Jeffrey Siegel was at a party in Chicago after a night performing as a soloist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During the party, a woman approached him and commented that while she enjoyed classical music, she wished her listening experience would be more than just...

Northwestern to host conference about life of Bette Davis

Northwestern to host conference about life of Bette Davis

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 3, 2018


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

Even the beautiful acting force that was Bette Davis slowly succumbed to the march of time, receiving fewer parts as she aged. So, in 1962 Davis posted an employment ad in the Hollywood Reporter stating “Mother of three, divorcee, 30 years experience as an actress in motion pictures, wants steady employment...

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2018


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

Ed Rutherford (Communication ’03) first encountered the writings of John Collier while he was studying theater at Northwestern. After reading a teleplay adaption of one of Collier’s short stories, Rutherford said he was hooked on the British expatriate’s cynical yet humorous tone and promptly checked...