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Transformers

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

November 4, 2009


Filed under Arts & Life

Photo courtesy of the NKU Theatre Department.Social commentary denouncing the scourge of conformity and unchallenged societal tenets are the subjects of the newest play being performed at NKU's Stauss Theatre. Rhinoceros, originally penned in the 1950s by playwright, Eugene Ionesco, tells the tale of a ...

Event Preview: Haunting in Callahan

Katie Blair and Katie Blair

October 27, 2009


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Graphic courtesy of MCT CampusNorthern Kentucky University's Callahan Residence Hall will host a terrifying, chilling event Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 8pm-10pm.' It's Callahan Hall's second annual Haunted House. Admission to the haunted house is free, however, canned food donations are accept...

Not your common carvings

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

October 25, 2009


Filed under Arts & Life

Ed Morris/Assitant Photo EditorHis hands are rough, half cut, half healed - all abrasive. But making art, something delicate and ornate, an object of beauty chiseled from his middle-aged and toiled fists would not persist to be referenced as carvings. Call it a sculpture, a fashioned pile of pulp, t...

A Fox and his Samurai Jesus

Tim Owens and Tim Owens

October 25, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo Editor' In Andrew Brown's opinion, his band, Foxes on Fire, is not a top priority. 'If the powers that be deem it to be something bigger than what it is then by all means let it be,' Brown said. 'But priority-wise, we'll see what happens in May. I'm kind of hamstrung by school....

The iPhone Academy

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

October 13, 2009


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Photo illustration for Charlotte EthertonTimothy Ferguson no longer has those all-important, lengthy conversations with his daughter. The Director of Northern Kentucky University's Infrastructure Management Institute (IMI), says that technology has replaced that pesky role, leaving the father and daugh...

The Roc is in the building

Tim Owens and Tim Owens

October 13, 2009


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Charlotte Etherton/Photo EditorFew rappers these days can muster up enough hits to legitimize a concert, let alone one that lasts an hour and a half. On the flipside, there are few artists these days who can leave you begging for more after that long. That is exactly what Jay-Z did Oct. 10 at the Bank...

Much Ado is more than nothing

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

October 6, 2009


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Charlotte EthertonThe first installment of performances to hit the big stage at NKU this academic year is the Shakespearean tale, Much Ado About Nothing. In the romantic comedy, we are introduced to a pair of lovers (Claudio and Hero) who are set to be married in a week. In order to fill idle time, a...

Jackson on Local Fare

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

September 29, 2009


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Cassie GravesPompilio's Italian Cuisine From the second you walk in to Pompilio's you are confronted with an icon of local history. From the old style cherry and mahogany bar--a throw back to when saloons were the gold standard - to the uncomplicated ingredients that dress the menu, Pompilio's has re...

Capturing the meaning of the white whale

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

September 21, 2009


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Edward MorrisEdward MorrisHe did not like the book when he first read it in high school. In fact, he hated it and it would be years until the Northern Kentucky University professor reread the classic piece of literature and finally realized how incredible it was. Dr. Robert Wallace, a 37 - year veter...

Jackson on local fare

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

September 22, 2009


Filed under Arts & Life

Melt Eclectic Deli in NorthsideSituated in the section of Cincinnati known as Northside, Melt Eclectic Deli is true to its name in offering an almost endless menu of vegetarian/vegan entrees.' Featuring a vast array of gourmet sandwiches and salads, the deli is especially known for its unconventional p...

State of blood and lust

Tim Owens and Tim Owens

September 22, 2009


Filed under Reviews

MCT CampusJennifer's Body draws inspiration from the days of B-movie horror - the indelible sub-genre that, instead of trying to be good, celebrates its egregiousness. It is bad on purpose, and it quickly lets you know that. It is that, and the fact that it takes the hottest woman on the planet right...

Once a dancer, always a dancer

Justin Mattingly and Justin Mattingly

September 15, 2009


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Justin MattinglyJustin MattinglyAfter a draining dance career, Heather Britt quit what she loved the most. However, something was missing and her spirit was lacking. So she decided she wasn't done performing. Multi-talented dancer Heather Britt is showing no new signs of fatigue as she takes on a full...

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