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The stock characters: Reviewing ‘Trouble in Mind’ and ‘The Fantasticks’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 20, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

It's rare, especially in this day and age, that we hear a story that is truly simple. A character moves from stasis into conflict, goes through trials to overcome the conflict and eventually overcomes the conflict. Nowadays, audiences...

Without guest artists, 2 Chainz is the weakest link

Scott Ostrin, Music Columnist

May 14, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Dillo Day 2014, Music, Reviews, The Current

I was really looking forward to spending the next several weeks yelling "2 CHAINZ!" at people as obnoxiously as possible. I was still naive then, and, while it was only yesterday, it feels like at least days since 2 Chainz could...

Adrenaline pumping: Reviewing “The 24 Hour Theatre Project” and “Boomshaka: Disclosure”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 14, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current, Theater

I've heard people talking about this last weekend as "the gap week" for student theater. True, none of the nine major student theater groups on campus put anything up, but there were certainly shows to go see (beyond just the...

Q&A: James Hu, head of Unity fashion show public relations committee

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

May 7, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, The Current

STITCH and Unity teamed up this week to throw Northwestern Fashion Week. Wildcat fashionistas were treated to programming ranging from speaker panels to hair and makeup tutorials, all leading up to Sunday's Unity fashion show....

Beginning to Mean Something: Reviewing ‘Double Feature,’ ‘Endgame’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 6, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

I'm of a strong opinion that theater should primarily be for the audience. Why else would you invite them to come and watch? You can be the most interesting, the most intelligent, the most boundary-pushing and edgy piece of theater,...

Folk music and Frisbees: Philfest ushers in summer

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

May 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, The Current

Summer arrived Saturday afternoon at Philfest on Northwestern’s Norris East Lawn. The event, co-sponsored by A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, focused on bluegrass, folk and relaxing...