“That’s the power of theater, is that you come for entertainment and you get entertainment, but what you also take away, that changes you and affects your life in ways that just normal moments can’t.”


By Gage Skidmore
it's not a zuckerberg endorsement, but ...
"You have somebody here who wants to help those who are not millionaires. There's no way to say that without sounding like a Jew from Vermont."
Addison Heimann
Kappa Force
Superheroes by blood, sisters by choice
Courtesy of the Panini Players
playful paninis
The Panini Players are the only group on campus that performs Commedia dell'Arte, a type of masked theater in the style of the Italian Renaissance.
Graphic by Emma Kumer / North by Northwestern
We've got an oscar winner!
On this week’s Fresh Films, we talk about the Oscar winner for best foreign language film.
Photo by Creative Commons
the oscar goes to...
After hosting for the first time last year, Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the 90th Academy Awards, better known as ...
t-t-t-talkin' 'bout it
If you're anything like me, you dropped whatever you were doing when you heard that Janelle Monae released two new tracks.
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and the oscar goes to ...
Who's going to win the statue tonight?
Photo by Alexis Lanza / North by Northwestern
not-so-clean slate
“It’s such a bummer, all the different hand jobs that I could have been a part of.”
It's not a phase!
The punk rock show is a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – emphasis on modern.
Graphic by Emma Kumer / North by Northwestern
wakanda forever!
Our film podcasters on the movie everyone's talking about.
From trailer for Mom and Dad
"ginsberg, dylan, cunningham and cage!"
"When you see these movies and everything on screen it’s all glorified and stuff, but when you someone who’s actually in it, it feels real."
Emma Kumer
And the Oscar goes to...
We review our favorite past winners for Best Original Song on this week's show.
Courtesy of A&O Productions
two is better than one
Critic's Choice Award-winning actress, comedian and writer Jenny Slate will perform with actor and producer Gabe Liedman in a stand-up comedy show.
Rachel Stamler-Jonas
Kiss the Person
The Little Merperson, a queer rewrite of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fable, will run Feb. 23-25
Photo by Cheddar Arias / North by Northwestern
open your eyes
Each portrait depicts a Black man in front of a solid backdrop to limit visual cues that people use to make assumptions and stereotypes.

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