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Evanston museum features world’s largest Toby jug collection

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor

January 14, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E John F. Kennedy, Shakespeare characters and gardeners all found a home in Evanston. At The American Toby Jug Museum, 910 Chicago Ave., these figures and about 8,000 others like them take shape in jug form and tog...

Deering to display exhibit on library collections

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

January 14, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Featured A&E, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E Students may be tempted by the Vin Fiz wine and Barack Obama lollipops on display in Deering Library, but they aren’t for consumption. The items are a part of the library’s new exhibit, “Beyond the Book: The Chan...

Without guest artists, 2 Chainz is the weakest link

Scott Ostrin, Music Columnist

May 14, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Dillo Day 2014, Music, Reviews, The Current

I was really looking forward to spending the next several weeks yelling "2 CHAINZ!" at people as obnoxiously as possible. I was still naive then, and, while it was only yesterday, it feels like at least days since 2 Chainz could...

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...

Bienen takes on the Fab Four with ‘A Beatles Songbook’

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 16, 2014

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

If you were at the Bienen School of Music’s event on Saturday, you may have seen me. Then again, considering the average age of attendance was roughly 64 — and thus the average eyesight was well above failing — you probably...

Emotionally prepare for ‘About Time’

Chelsea Sherlock, Movie Columnist

February 26, 2014

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

Romantic comedies that involve time travel have become a disappointing trend at the theaters. They’re far too common, tend to be cheesy and often feel like the time travel aspect is just a lazy plot device to attract viewers. For...