The Daily Northwestern

‘Orange Is the New Black’ shows refreshing portrayal of gender, race, sexuality

Mollie Cahillane, Blogger

January 22, 2014

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

With the launch of several original shows and the revival of the classic “Arrested Development,” 2013 was quite a year for the on-demand Internet streaming giant Netflix. However, no other show had quite the same cultural impact...

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...

‘Her’ brilliantly made, but not brilliant

Chelsea Sherlock, Movie Reviewer

January 22, 2014

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

The world in which “Her” is set just a little off from our own. Writer and director Spike Jonze worked to slightly modify the movie’s style to create an environment that is familiar but remains different and distant. The movie util...

Pop culture to get excited about this Winter Quarter

Devan Coggan, Current editor

January 15, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current, TV

With an influx of new TV shows in the fall and an abundance of blockbuster movies each summer, winter can feel like a boring time to be a pop culture fan. Fortunately, this Winter Quarter promises plenty of new releases to look...

Pillow Talk: Welcome to my bedroom

Laken Howard, Blogger

January 15, 2014

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

Welcome back, Current readers! It’s a new quarter and a new year, so it’s only fitting that a new blog is born. I’ve decided to depart from the days of blogging about my escapades with online dating. Instead, I’ll be blogging...

‘Frozen’ thrills, but remember the lesser known Disney movies, too

Chelsea Sherlock, Blogger

January 15, 2014

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

When “Frozen” first premiered, my Facebook feed started to fill with rave reviews of the movie. Several friends deemed it the best movie Disney has ever made. It’s so popular that it is already being turned into a Broadway musical. One...