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Newman: On necessities, luxuries and labor in the humanities

Barbara Newman, Op-Ed Contributor, English professor

April 20, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s...

Burg: Stop comparing the movie to the book

Madeline Burg, Columnist

November 23, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I had so been hoping that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” would actually open on Thanksgiving weekend in a burst of delicious food-based irony. But I think the holiday atmosphere extends backward to at least a week...

The Steam Press: Discover your literary valentine

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 10, 2014

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re single, with only a romance novel and chocolate for company, commence with the tears. But don’t despair just yet! The Steam Press is...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ transports viewers into Austen’s world

Austin Busch and Becca Ehlers

November 18, 2013

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

As much as we love the quirky array of productions Northwestern has to offer, sometimes only a classic will do. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” directed by Jessica Thebus, explores class conflict, the dangers of...

The Steam Press: JaneAustenpalooza in text messages

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Now it feels as if our lives are overrun with technology, while the works of Jane Austen offer a return to a simpler time. But what if Austen had access to Twitter, Facebook and cellphones? We at...