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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Boots Riley discusses his film “Sorry to Bother You.” The film, a satire of capitalism and racism, is Riley’s debut film.

Multicultural Filmmakers Collective hosts ‘Sorry to Bother You’ director Boots Riley

May 30, 2019

When Boots Riley was trying to raise money for his debut feature film “Sorry to Bother You,” he would start off by describing an experimental horror musical film about actor Sidney Poitier secretly...

Northwestern web series on day of awkward encounters to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Northwestern web series on day of awkward encounters to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

April 17, 2019

The summer before his senior year at Northwestern, Nabeel Muscatwalla (Communication ’18) watched a web series that was getting a lot of acclaim, but which he said wasn’t exactly a high-budget production. “I...

TV writer and actress Lena Waithe speaks at an event in Ryan Auditorium Thursday. In September, Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy series writing for an episode she wrote for Netflix series “Master of None.”

Actress, writer Lena Waithe discusses TV career, representation in the industry

February 15, 2018

Actress and TV writer Lena Waithe said she took to TV and movies from a young age, and later realized that she could be a part of it. “Watching ‘A Different World’ for sure made me realize I wanted...

Lena Waithe. Waithe, an Emmy-winning writer and actress, will speak on campus Feb. 15.

Actress, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe to speak on campus

February 8, 2018

Lena Waithe, an actress and Emmy Award-winning writer, will speak at Northwestern on Feb. 15 in a moderated conversation and Q&A session, according to a Thursday news release. Waithe is known for...

Comedian Jessica Williams speaks at A&O Productions’ fall speaker event in Cahn Auditorium. Williams spoke about the importance of incorporating her identity into her comedy.

Comedian Jessica Williams discusses intersection of diversity, comedy

November 13, 2017

Comedian Jessica Williams, former correspondent on “The Daily Show” and co-host of the podcast “2 Dope Queens,” discussed how her identity impacts her material at A&O Productions’ fall speaker...

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