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Waa-Mu celebrates 83 years by breaking some traditions, honoring others

Waa-Mu celebrates 83 years by breaking some traditions, honoring others

Sarah Rense, Reporter

April 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Profiles, The Current, Theater

After 82 years of theatrical tradition, Northwestern’s Waa-Mu Show is trying something new. This year’s production, “Double Feature at Hollywood and Vine,” is a book musical complete with a narrative arch and a potential shelf life beyond NU. It breaks the mash-up mold of previous Waa-Mu shows...

Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

April 30, 2014


Filed under Food/Dining, The Current

As the wise mechanic in “The Princess Diaries” reminded a young, impressionable, pre-trendy-haircut Anne Hathaway, “It costs to be cool.” You know what else it costs to do? Eat. There are a lot of good, inexpensive food options in Evanston, but the fact is that every once in a while, i...

Avoid the rain and exercise indoors

Chelsea Sherlock, Fitness Columnist

April 30, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Lifestyle, The Current

When it’s raining out, I barely want to walk to class, let alone walk to the gym or go for a run. With rain forecasted for most days this week, I’ve kept my workouts to things I can do at home. There are a variety of exercises that don’t require machines or weights but still yield results. B...

Cooking and Recipes: Maple pecan shortbread squares

Cooking and Recipes: Maple pecan shortbread squares

Benjamin Kraft, Recipe Blogger

April 30, 2014


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

Disclaimer: I am essentially the cookie monster. I have quite the active sweet tooth and have finally decided to take a bit of a break from real food and make delicious, wonderful desserts. Let's be honest: Vegetarian chili, chicken tortilla soup and buttermilk pancakes can only do so much agai...

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 Chicago and nationwide. Even before I knew I would attend Northwestern myself,...

Songs of Themselves: Reviewing ‘The Lilliput Troupe’ and ‘Fight or Flight’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

April 30, 2014


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

This was a good week for student theater. Vertigo, the first StuCo board to mount a full show this quarter, presented Communication senior Gaby FeBland's new play "The Lilliput Troupe" this past weekend. With two of its five performances completed, the show was already generating fantastic word-of-mouth...

Street Style Inspiration: Earth tones

Street Style Inspiration: Earth tones

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

April 28, 2014


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

WHO: Cheyenne Blount, Medill junior WHAT: A patterned scarf, a two-tone jacket, a mauve miniskirt, brown tights and dark brown boots WHERE: Outside Scott Hall WHY:  I was really inspired by Cheyenne’s use of color. She chose a palette of mainly reds and browns but broke up the monochrom...

Spoken word artist Guante helps students connect art, activism

Spoken word artist Guante helps students connect art, activism

Mark Ficken, Reporter

April 23, 2014


Filed under Events, The Current

If Guante is an introvert, he doesn’t let it show when he performs. He uses hand gestures and voice inflection to convey his message in each piece. “Spoken word is not poetry reading,” he said. “Spoken word is a community. It’s about breaking down that wall and building community.” The...

Q&A: Christopher Anselmo, co-creator of ‘Fable’

Tori Latham, Reporter

April 23, 2014


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

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has given artists the chance to stage their shows in a professional setting since 2004. This year, Communication sophomore Christopher Anselmo and his writing partner, New York University sophomore Harrison Kaufman, were given the chance to produce their musical...

Pillow Talk: Porn-a-palooza

Pillow Talk: Porn-a-palooza

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 23, 2014


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

To be honest, I don’t really watch porn. I’ve seen it, of course, but I’m basically content with using my imagination when I have the urge to get myself off. I have nothing against porn — in fact, I think it’s totally normal and healthy and should be embraced rather than shamed — but it’s...

Wherefore art thou, Chromeo? Electro-pop duo to rock the Riviera

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 23, 2014


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

It has been a packed couple of weeks for up-and-coming performers at Northwestern: Big K.R.I.T. performed as the headliner at the For Members Only annual Spring Concert on Saturday night, along with others; Chance The Rapper was announced as the daytime highlight for Dillo Day (keep pumping those "Acid...

Street Style Inspiration: Dark florals

Street Style Inspiration: Dark florals

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

April 23, 2014


Filed under Fashion, The Current

WHO: Sarah Miller, Weinberg sophomore WHERE: Outside the Alpha Phi house WHAT: A black dress with a floral print, black tights and black lace-up boots WHY: Florals! Spring is hopefully here to stay, which means so are cutesy flower prints. Floral prints are perfect for warmer weather and easy s...