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Pillow Talk: Underrated positions

Pillow Talk: Underrated positions

Laken Howard, Columnist

May 7, 2014


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

Lately, it seems like if you’re not having sex upside-down on a Laundromat washing machine while eating an avocado off your partner’s chest, you’re “boring.” Positions have crazier names (and flexibility requirements) than ever, and while I am a huge proponent of experimentation and spicing...

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. The Current caught up with Unity public relations head James Hu to find out...

Treat mom to the finer things in Evanston

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

May 7, 2014


Filed under Food/Dining, The Current

You literally wouldn’t be here without your mom. I know, super shocking. Well if that fact wasn’t exactly revelatory, here’s one that might be: Mother’s Day is Sunday. If you’re lucky enough to be graced with your mommy’s presence on her special day, be sure to treat her to a nice brunch...

Street Style Inspiration: Crop tops and combat boots

Street Style Inspiration: Crop tops and combat boots

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

May 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fashion

WHO: Anjali Nath, Communication sophomore  WHAT: A black crop top, black skirt, black tights, grape combat boots, gold necklace, gray structured coat WHERE: Outside of Kresge Hall WHY: What immediately drew me to Anjali was that amazing gray coat. It gives her a tailored, polished appearanc...

Cooking and Recipes: Lemon-Earl Grey bars

Cooking and Recipes: Lemon-Earl Grey bars

Benjamin Kraft, Recipe Blogger

May 7, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, The Current

In a similar vein as last week's maple pecan shortbread squares, this week I decided to continue my sugar rampage using a classic tangy dessert with a flavorful twist. I took over the kitchen in Allison Hall to make scrumptious lemon-Earl Grey bars. Serves 16 (2-inch pieces) | Hands-on time: 30 minut...

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

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 7, 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, but if it's all for the benefit of the actors, what's the point in...

Fitness: BodyPump it up

Chelsea Sherlock, fitness columnist

May 6, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Lifestyle, The Current

It usually takes around eight minutes to walk from the Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center to Kellogg. However, after finishing a combined BodyPump and H.I.I.T. (high-intensity interval training) class, my legs felt like jelly, doubling the time and making me late for my microeconomics class. Being...

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 for a couple of hours. There were booths delivering an environmental message,...

Makeup Mavericks: SESP sophomore Lya Ferreyra

Makeup Mavericks: SESP sophomore Lya Ferreyra

Elizabeth Santoro, Beauty Columnist

May 1, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Fashion, Lifestyle, The Current

Some days it seems like you barely have enough time in your schedule to shower before class, let alone put together the perfect look. But amazingly, Northwestern is filled with students who manage to look flawless — even with five midterms a week and a thousand extracurriculars. Each week, I'll ta...

Greek Beat: Mental health and Greek life

Mackenzie Broderick, Greek Columnist

May 1, 2014


Filed under Current Blogs, The Current

Recently, never mind how recently, I was crushed to a crush party. As people laughed and danced and posed for pictures at the party, I found myself crying in the bathroom. But to understand what led up to this moment, we need to start at the beginning. It’s always been difficult to turn off my brain....

Finding facts in fiction: ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’ brings authenticity to silver screen

Finding facts in fiction: ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’ brings authenticity to silver screen

Cat Zakrzewski, Reporter

April 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Personality Profiles, Profiles, The Current

Gita Pullapilly (Medill ’01) laughs as she remembers the rough cuts she made in her first editing class. The mistakes are far behind the filmmaker, whose latest project screened April 18 at the Tribeca Film Festival.  Pullapilly and her husband, Aron Gaudet, are part of a small niche of movi...

Pillow Talk: Talk dirty to me

Pillow Talk: Talk dirty to me

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 30, 2014


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

Because Jason Derulo is such a huge inspiration to me, I thought this week I would discuss the erotic art that is dirty talk. While nothing beats a good old-fashioned moan, there are key words and phrases that make sex feel naughty, even if it’s a Tuesday and you’re in missionary. Arousal is about...