The Northerner

‘Soloist’ plays in minor key

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

April 20, 2009

Photo Courtesy of MCT CampusIt's refreshing to see a director trying something different than his last effort. Such is the case for Joe Wright, who follows up his critical darling, romance epic, Atonement, with The Soloist - a well-intentioned drama that ultimately squanders its potential. LA Times colu...

Look out, here comes Twitter!

Lauren Stevens, Lauren Stevens, and Lauren Stevens

April 20, 2009

A warning to MySpace and Facebook: it may be time to surrender your thrones. A new social-networking site has hit the scene - and it goes by the name of Twitter. Twitter.com, a 'micro-blogging' service, was created in 2006. As described on the site, 'Twitter is a service for friends, family and cowor...

Azmari says goodbye

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

April 14, 2009

A mini-poster is hardly enough room to capture the significance of the Azmari String Quartet's departure. Yet here one such poster exists on the outside of the quartet's door in Fine Arts 320. It's in this room that keeps a low profile in a bleach white corridor of the Fine Arts building, that melodic so...

Prof. makes NKU her cave

Chelsea Nichols, Chelsea Nichols, and Chelsea Nichols

April 14, 2009

Edward Morris/PhotographerOn the third floor of the New Science Center are the offices of Northern Kentucky University's biology professors. Tucked away in the corner of a narrow hallway is a very crowded office. The cherry oak desk is too big. The two, standard metal bookshelves are too big. There's b...

‘Watchmen’ is finally here

Tim Owens

March 3, 2009

Photo courtesy of MCT Campus Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' epic tale Watchmen has long been ballyhooed as the unfilmable graphic novel. Many loyal fans, and even Moore himself, have professed it shouldn't be done. In many ways, Moore and his avid followers are right. Watchmen is a sprawling superher...

Lewis and Clark: the choreopoem

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

March 2, 2009

Photo courtesy of frankxwalker.comThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University will present 'When Winter Come: the choreopoem.' Based on the book of the same name, the story retells the journeys of famous pioneers Lewis and Clark. But this is not a mere retelling that so many a...

Celtic Minor offered

Chelsea Nichols, Chelsea Nichols, and Chelsea Nichols

March 2, 2009

Courtesy of the Department of AnthropologyHalloween, Egypt, and one-fourth of the United States' presidents all have a common thread. The trick-or-treat holiday, land of the Giza Pyramids, and a portion of our Commander-in-Chiefs are connected by the Celtic heritage. Halloween is a Celtic holy day and Egypt was ...

Professor Griff speaks to hip-hop our minds

Brad Bowman, Brad Bowman, and Brad Bowman

February 24, 2009

Brianna Gaddie/Photographer Professor Griff' began his presentation on Feb. 19, in the Otto Budig Theatre by giving out his cell phone number and inviting anyone in the audience to call him for further discourse. ' His mission is to raise awareness and bring the human family back togeth...

‘Avenged’ pops the BOKC’s ‘Cherry’

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

February 23, 2009

Photo by Tim OwensSex, drugs and rock n' roll invaded the Bank of Kentucky Center for the first time. The Feb. 23 concert featured high profile bands: 'Avenged Sevenfold', 'Buckcherry', 'Papa Roach' and 'Saving Abel.' 'Saving Abel' kick-started the evening, making the most of their limited stage time by ...

‘Working’ works

Jeremy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, and Jeremy Jackson

February 23, 2009

Photo courtesy of Mikki Schaffner/NKU Theatre CompanyWith the multitude of social and financial duress that our nation is facing today, no truer stage could be more relevant than that of the American worker. The laborers of America can rest easy now, knowing their stories will be conveyed by way of ...

‘Millionaire’ top ‘Dog’ at Oscars

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

February 23, 2009

Not even Harvey Weinstein could stop Slumdog Millionaire from dominating the Oscars Sunday night. Despite the Studio head/producers heavy campaign for The Reader, Slumdog, the odds-on favorite, nabbed eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. 'You've been so generou...

Spring break on a budget

Aleta Shaffner

March 2, 2005

Pack your bags, we're outta here! It's Spring Break '05, and for Northern Kentucky University students, it means the party starts March 6. Students have a lot of studying to do before then, so this is going to make it easier by giving the basics (for any budget) to make this spring break the one...

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