The Daily Northwestern

Dillo Day lineup incomplete but promising

Alex Burnham, Reporter

May 29, 2013

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

Friends, students and Dillo Day companions, lend me your eyes. I come to explain the upcoming musical attractions. There is much praise. With Monday's announcement that Smash Mouth will play the festival, four of five acts have...

Mayfest picks measure up to peer schools, but do they fit our taste?

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

May 29, 2013

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

I set out this week to write a column about how Mayfest failed us for Dillo Day and how all our peer universities get better headliners than us. But to my journalistic chagrin, I found my assumption to be mostly untrue. College...

The Rundown: Week of May 19

Annie Bruce, Current Assistant Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

After making it through cheating scandals and rumored rough patches, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have finally called it quits. Stewart, clearly in need of some cheering up (aka boy-bashing anthems), stopped by Tayl...

Uptown ushers in old-fashioned fun with Pivot Multi-Arts Festival

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

May 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Featured A&E, Food/Dining, Movies, Music, Profiles, The Current, Theater

It’s Reading Period. The weather is beautiful, it’s too early to study for your tests, and you’re thinking how it’s a shame you don’t get into Chicago more. Well, you’re in luck. There’s probably a 28-piece punk...

The Rundown: Week of May 12

Annie Bruce, Current Assistant Editor

May 15, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

The creators of “How I Met Your Mother” are experts at dragging out events, but on Monday, the fans who patiently waited eight seasons finally witnessed the introduction of the titular mother character. And although I’d be ly...

The Rundown: Week of May 5

Annie Bruce, Current Assistant Editor

May 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Famous-for-no-reason Ali Lohan told reporters she doesn’t need to “ride on any coattails” to become a celebrity. That’s because older sister Lindsay Lohan has completely destroyed any coattails her sister might use. ...

Sara Bareilles belts classic and new songs on ‘Brave Enough’ tour

Annie Bruce, Current Assistant Editor

May 4, 2013

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

Sara Bareilles was quick to state the obvious at Thursday night’s sold-out show in Chicago, mentioning how close the audience was to the stage. The intimate Park West theater was the perfect location for the sixth stop on Bareilles’...