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Have a sweet day

Katie Pastorelli, Staff writer October 10, 2006

Sweetest Day is very much like Valentine's Day, only later. The third Saturday of the month of October is the day to spend with your special sweetie. Sweetest Day began in Cleveland in 1922 by a man...

I’m coming out…and I’m not alone

Holly Dziewulski October 10, 2006

These days, coming out of the closet is a difficult task. Part of the struggle is with the fear that can come from revealing sexual orientation to family members and friends. Homophobia also keeps gays,...

Review: Band Geeks: A Halftime Musical

Matthew Winer, Staff writer October 10, 2006

The current production of Band Geeks: A Halftime Musical is a remounting of a comedy hit from last summer. This new production features a new ending as well as other surprises. Set in Elyria, Ohio in...

Review: King Lear

Mike Arch, Staff writer October 10, 2006

Director Robert Falls opens the 20th-anniversary season at the Goodman Theater with William Shakespeare's King Lear. The production has been extended to run through October 22. Stacy Keach (Lear) leads...

The all-American family

Angelica Garcia, Staff writer October 10, 2006

The American Theater Company brings back William Inge's original play The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas on March 3, 1913. After getting his masters from the...

Review: ‘Continuum’ , John Mayer

Amy Scoma, Writer October 10, 2006

"I'll make the most of all the sadness," a lyric from "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," is exactly what John Mayer has done with Continuum. With this album, Mayer has taken his musical prowess to new heights....

Review: The Last Kiss

Amanda Dalal, Staff writer October 10, 2006

After winning a Grammy for his immensely popular soundtrack for Garden State, Zach Braff has done it again with The Last Kiss. Both albums give the listener a feeling of intimacy and a deeper understanding...

Surprise doesn’t strike the right chord

Duncan Macnab, Writer October 10, 2006

Paul Simon received a lot of criticism for separating with long-time partner Art Garfunkel moving to a rock sound. Many people said folk to rock couldn't work, but he did some very good work. However,...

Review: The Quiet

Dino Pollard, Sta September 29, 2006

Some films are perfect for mass audiences. They're feel-good, they make you laugh, and once the lights come back on, you can leave the theater without a negative thought in your head. But then there are...

Film festival to feature Ferrell and friends

Matthew Winer, Staff writer September 26, 2006

A new movie starring Will Ferrell will mark the beginning of over two weeks of films from the United States and around the world as the Chicago International Film Festival opens for the 42nd year. Opening...

Living it up in Logan Square

Jo Cook, Staff writer September 26, 2006

Still looking for an affordable apartment for the new school year? Has the convenience of your current neighborhood been affected by the Brown Line renovation? While many Northeastern students prefer...

Clowning Around

Cashmere Patterson, Staff Writer September 26, 2006

While the small audience in the Chicago Cultural Ceter whispered among themselves, the lights dimmed as a man balancing himself on what appeared to be a beach ball, while simultaneously juggling three...

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