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REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

While many address the problematic racial divide in our society with discussion, action, and sometimes even apathy, Joan Ferrante took a different path: grief. Her documentary, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, had an exclusive first screening in NKU’s University Center on Sept. 23. Ferrante, p...

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Food and beer trucks lined East 5th St., forming a barrier that separated Midpoint Music Festival from the rest of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Beyond the food trucks, lines of festival-goers sat against the outside wall of Taft Theatre and the Cincinnati Masonic Center, enjoying their glasses of Rhi...

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

REVIEW: Ubahn Fest brings 2 Chainz, Big Sean under ground

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Uncategorized

Despite its relatively small size, Ubahn Fest boasted an impressive lineup. 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane have been at the forefront of the Atlanta trap scene that has blown apart the mainstream over the past year. Steve Aoki is easily one of the most recognizable figures in electronic dance music. Big Sea...

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Music review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Jude Noel, Contributor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

Five years removed from the monumental prog-folk of his self-titled sophomore record, Justin Vernon's third Bon Iver project is a starkly minimal testament to the limitations of technology and the human mind. Though retaining much of the atmospheric texture employed by its predecessors, 22, A Million tr...

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Cole Grecco, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will visit Great Depression-era Oklahoma for “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 1920s recording studio in Chicago’s South Side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and New York City in the 1920s for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as they gear up for anoth...

‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ review

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

March 30, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Uncategorized

Zack Snyder, known for his adaptations of “300”, “Watchmen” and 2013’s “Man of Steel”, has a reputation for being a divisive director. Snyder advocates for spectacle and visual style over substance in many of his works.In “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he only further cements t...

‘The Trouble with Boys’ tackles sexual assault

Maggie Fulmer, Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre housed its second show of the semester when it opened “The Trouble with Boys”, directed by professor Brian Robertson, on Tuesday night. Written by Alexx Rouse, a BFA playwriting major, “The Trouble with Boys” explores the serious topic of sexual assault an...

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

Sarah Clark, Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews

A small classroom on the first floor of the Fine Arts building is now home to the student-run Studio Series, previously nicknamed the 307 Series. “Circle Mirror Transformation” was the first show in the new room Thursday night. The space is called Room 118, also known as the Henry Konstantinow Theatre, ...

Find textbooks without breaking the bank

Find textbooks without breaking the bank

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor

August 17, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Students find themselves in the same situation each year: how will I get textbooks? There is always the option of buying the book in hopes of selling it back for a decent price at the end. However, that doesn’t always work for students.Finding the cheapest textbook can be a challenge for all colle...

‘It’s A Grand Night For Murder’ not so grand

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews

“It’s A Grand Night For Murder” rounded out the trio of plays featured in this year Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival running from April 16 to April 26.The play, opening with a strange phone call between the main characters, Phil, portrayed by junior acting major Rhys Boatwright, husband to Sally,...

The power of ‘Les Miserables’ takes NKU’s mainstage

The power of ‘Les Miserables’ takes NKU’s mainstage

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Reviews

With power and presence, one of the largest casts Corbett Theatre has ever seen took the mainstage Feb. 18 in NKU’s latest production, “Les Miserables.” Director Ken Jones sticks with your standard approach to tell the tale of the social struggle and indifferences in the years after the Frenc...

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