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Little Red Riding Hood can sing? Fairy tale theater in ‘Into the Woods’

Avi Small, Writer

February 21, 2013

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

While many of us are finally done with exams this week, the quarter system means yet another midterm season is just around the corner. For a student looking for a weekly theatrical fix, it can be hard to find time to travel to...

‘Community’ returns with overstuffed episode

Annie Bruce, Writer

February 13, 2013

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

When the creator of “Community” left at the end of season three, the future of this lovable show was in jeopardy. There was controversy surrounding actor Chevy Chase, the ability of the show to even have a season four wa...

Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara synthesizes radio success

Alex Burnham, Writer

February 6, 2013

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

The accessible Canadian twin duo Tegan and Sara built on their fan base once more with an album marketed to alternative and New Wave listeners. The pair’s seventh studio album, “Heartthrob,” released Jan. 29 after a four-year...

‘Nickel and Dimed’ gives more than a penny for our thoughts

Avi Small, Writer

February 6, 2013

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

In the shadow of the Beyonce Super Bowl Spectacular, it’s helpful to take a step back and remember that a performance does not have to overwhelm the senses in order to be effective. Often, it is the subtle performance of a quiet...

Insert Coin: ‘No Stopping, No Warping, No Dying’ made the gamer inside me tear up

Will Podlewski, Columnist

February 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, Technology (Current), The Current, Theater

Video gaming isn’t cheap. With a torrent of online passes, downloadable content and system peripherals taking a huge bite out of gamers’ wallets, it’s harder than ever to get a decent value when you plunk down your hard-earned cas...

‘White Collar’ filled with suspense, drama

Annie Bruce, Writer

January 30, 2013

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

An intense car crash, clever riddles, swapped cell phones, undercover agents and an elevator escape scene — there is no doubt “White Collar” works hard to keep things interesting. The crime drama is entering the second half ...

Northwestern’s Dolphin Show is the transformative “My Fair Lady”

Avi Small, Reporter

January 30, 2013

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

The Dolphin Show, one of Northwestern’s annual musical theater traditions, claims to be the largest student-produced musical in the country. Any visitor to Cahn Auditorium for a performance of this year’s Dolphin Show, ...

Extolling Nosaj Thing’s sophomore album

Alex Burnham, Writer

January 30, 2013

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

Los Angeles-based DJ Jason Chung, known by the stage name Nosaj Thing, recently released his sophomore album "Home" nearly four years after his debut LP "Drift." The follow-up dropped  Jan. 22, resonating with clarity and...

Toro y Moi produces incredible third album

Alex Burnham, Writer

January 23, 2013

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

Nearly three years after his debut album, Chaz Bundick, known by his stage name Toro y Moi, released his third studio compilation on Jan. 22. The 26-year-old artist demonstrates a musical maturity throughout “Anything in Return.”...