The Daily Northwestern

Ambition consumes us: Reviewing “Moby Dick”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

April 30, 2014

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

Few names at Northwestern have the kind of awesome, deity-like sheen about them as the name "David Catlin." Ever since co-founding Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company in 1988, Catlin's work has been revered, both throughout...

The Steam Press: Choose your own adventure

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

March 3, 2014

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers. The Oscars are over, finals loom, BuzzFeed quizzes have been a little subpar lately — in other words, you’re bored. You’re desperately seeking new stimulation when, lo and behold, the Steam...

The Steam Press: Read more, stress less

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 24, 2014

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! This weekend, I got a library card from the Evanston Public Library. It was a magical experience. Surrounded by actual, real-live people, instead of frazzled college students, I wanted to give each...

The Steam Press: The Final Countdown

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 19, 2014

Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As the quarter system continues to test our mental fortitude and capacity for caffeine, finals loom like a giant black hole, slowly sucking us toward its gaping vortex. Once again using the power...

The Steam Press: Discover your literary valentine

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 10, 2014

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re single, with only a romance novel and chocolate for company, commence with the tears. But don’t despair just yet! The Steam Press is...

The Steam Press: Ridiculous plot twists and turns

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 4, 2014

Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As midterms descend, clutching us in their deathlike grip, the search for the perfect way to procrastinate becomes paramount. After many, many trials, I’ve found that the perfect way to waste time...

Steam Press: Your future, as told by romance novels

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

January 29, 2014

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

Greetings, culture lovers. Plot twist: The polar vortex has returned with a vengeance. If you had known we’d relive the Ice Age not once but twice, would you have chosen Northwestern over the University of Miami? Would ...

The Steam Press: Book-to-movie adaptations that went from text to travesty

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

January 22, 2014

Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As a new year dawns upon us, the Steam Press looks to the fresh horizon, and what do we see? Plenty of book-to-movie adaptations slated to debut in 2014. Though I have yet to actually read any of...

The Steam Press: Jane Austen myths, de-bunked

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

November 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! The holidays are approaching, and before we all head off for break, the Steam Press would like to bestow a gift upon its readers — namely, the gift of knowledge as we debunk three Jane Austen myths....

The Steam Press: JaneAustenpalooza in text messages

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Now it feels as if our lives are overrun with technology, while the works of Jane Austen offer a return to a simpler time. But what if Austen had access to Twitter, Facebook and cellphones? We at...