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Movie Review: The Christian Blues; ‘Blue Like Jazz’ takes its sermon to the liberals

Britta Hanson

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns

The Christian Blues: Blue Like Jazz takes its sermon to the liberals Don Miller does not like jazz. Despite his fondness for John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," this evangelist stick in the mud can't stand the genre because it "...

TV Review: HBO’s ‘Girls’ brings the struggles of 20-somethings to the small screen

Mackenzie Bronk

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns

Chances are, if you've heard about the new HBO comedy, "Girls," you've heard about it so much it makes you sick. "Girls" has been one of the most hyped shows of the past year, mostly because of its two producers, Judd Ap...

Technically speaking: Will Instagram lose its cool?

Corey Mcmahon

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns

If you have not already heard, Facebook bought Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service with more than 27 million users, on Monday. In Facebook's announcement of the acquisition, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Instagram will rem...

Music Review: Alabama Shakes

Avi Small

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns

For years we've read obituaries for rock music. In 2006, CNN.com published an article declaring, "Rock and roll is dead. RIP." The obituaries for rock 'n' roll music have kept coming since, as Lady Gaga and Rihanna's brand of...

Between the sheets: Getting it on dorm-style

Tonya Starr

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns

If you're a freshman living in a dorm, you've probably gotten close enough with the people in your hallway that you want to f*%k at least one of them. If you're a sophomore living in the same dorm for a second year, you've pr...

Clothes lines: Worry-free debauchery

Chelsea Peng

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns

You see her early in the morning, teetering down Sheridan in last night's platforms. She's bleary-eyed, hair askew and makeup smudged. She self-consciously tugs on the hem of her now-inappropriate bandage skirt as she avoids th...

Dirty Talk: The problem with our sexual slang

Tonya Starr

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

"Balls deep." "Doing the Nasty." "Poo-tang." "Tap That Ass." "Pound the Punanni Pavement." "Copious Amounts of Booty Sex." "Shaboink." These are just seven of 167 results for "sex or sexual intercourse" in the Online Slang D...

It’s time to drop the dropdown

Corey McMahon

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Science & Technology

Perhaps it's just me, but a lot of the user interfaces in my most commonly used phone and tablet apps are a little stale. Mostly, I think many developers feel stuck using the tools of old machines - desktops and laptops - th...

Spring cleaning

Chelsea Peng

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Fashion

Sartorial skeletons beware. "Out with the old" is this season's catchphrase, and fashion's fascination with everything new and fresh means there's no room for baggage. When it comes to your wardrobe, it's time for a clean sw...

The dish on doing pizza right

Celia Skaggs

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

In my three years at Northwestern, I think it's safe to say that I have consumed a lot of pizza. I'm not talking about ordering in every once in a while or going to Lou Malnati's with friends a few times a quarter. No, I'm actually at the ...

Asking for it: Assertion in the bedroom

Samantha Caiola

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

Sex can be difficult. When two people crawl into a bed/library cubicle/fraternity basement together and whip out their fun parts, there are inevitably going to be problems. What will really define you as a lover is your ability to...

Technically Speaking: The real issues behind piracy

Corey McMahon

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

Are you excited to watch the second season premiere of "Game of Thrones" this Sunday? Probably not. Because odds are, if you are reading this, you are a student and aren't paying for HBO. If you want to watch it, or any other sh...