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NEIU star shines in ‘Romeo y Julieta’

NEIU star shines in ‘Romeo y Julieta’

Idoia Solano, Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

Romeo and Juliet opened at the Aguijón Theater Nov. 11. The show was produced and performed by the Aguijón Theater Company of Chicago, a Cuban based theater-company. Despite the thousands of times that this famous play has been performed, this modern Spanish-speaking version of Romeo and Juliet is special f...

GN-Politics

GN-Politics

Gabrielle Nuszen, Cartoonist
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Comics

A bunny named Bun

A bunny named Bun

E. Wiley, Cartoonist
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Comics

Freaky Deaky music festival: review

Idoia Solano, Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Halloween arrived a week early this year. Freaky Deaky music festival was proof of that. It was a Halloween catwalk in which attendees could not only enjoy their favorite artists' performances, but also show off their costumes, some of which were highly elaborate. Show and spectacle were not only ...

The local vendors of ‘Freaky Deaky’

Carlo Varquez, Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

When people hear music festival, some may not think of the vendors as part of the experience. But, in reality, a music festival would not be the same without a grilled cheese and a quesadilla with sauce dripping from the side or the official tour hat from a favorite DJ. This was especially true at Fre...

‘Tyler Bohm: The future is behind us’

Jason Merel, Arts and Life Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

We are living in the future. It is undeniable as you look at the technological advances made in the past century. But is it the future that society was expecting? Tyler Bohm explores this question with his exhibit “The Future is Behind Us,” on display in the NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery until Nov.1...

Review: Kaskade and Deadmau5 collaboration

Review: Kaskade and Deadmau5 collaboration

Cristian Munoz, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

  The wait has finally come to an end! The collaboration that the electronic dance music world has been anxiously awaiting was dropped Oct. 7 by Kaskade. The collab featured iconic DJ, Deadmau5. The last time these music icons collaborated was 2008. They produced a tune called “I Remember...

NEIU instructor releases new poetry book

NEIU instructor releases new poetry book

Grace Yu, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Book Reviews, Seeds

On Oct. 4 NEIU’s literary journal SEEDS hosted a poetry reading in celebration of the publication and release of “Louise and Louise and Louise” by NEIU English instructor Olivia Cronk. Named for her daughter, “Louise and Louise and Louise” is Cronk’s second published book of poetry. It was released in...

Review: Luke Cage on Netflix

Review: Luke Cage on Netflix

Aaron Schiffman, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Television Review

Marvel has really stepped up their game in the last few years. Aside from movies, Marvel has been taking Netflix by storm with its shows "Jessica Jones" and "Daredevil." Both set new standards for superhero shows with mature themes. That's where the new series "Luke Cage" comes into play. "Luke Cage...

Day of the Dead at El Centro

Day of the Dead at El Centro

Jason Merel, Arts&Life Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

El Centro is hosting the 2nd annual Day of the Dead celebration, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. in room 110. The celebration includes music and free food. There will also be a canned food drive benefitting the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and guests are encouraged to bring donations. The main fea...

Review: family time in “Visiting Edna”

Review: family time in “Visiting Edna”

Pablo Medina, Production Manager
October 11, 2016
Filed under Theatre Reviews

Associating terminal illness with simple humor is a risqué move in entertainment, yet comedy and tragedy blend well in The Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of “Visiting Edna.” Written by David Rabe and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the world premiere of “Visiting Edna” opened on Sept. ...

Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

Grace Yu, Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Theatre Reviews

“November” opens at NEIU’s Stage Center Theatre on Oct. 13. It is a satire about a fictional presidential election, promising lots of laughs for theatre-goers who may be in need of some escapism this election season. College of Arts and Science Professor Rodney Higginbotham is directing the pro...