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NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2015


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

Beloved actors, long time favorites, a current British phenomenon and even a battle between the two men who’ve portrayed the Incredible Hulk on the big screen. These are just a few of the plethora of talents nominated for Oscars this year. As awards season winds down, the biggest honor of the year is...

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

‘Kill the Messenger’ captures story of former Northerner editor’s rich life and tragic death

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, News

On December 10, 2004 acclaimed and eventually disgraced journalist Gary Webb was found dead from two gunshots to the head. The death would be ruled a suicide. After a struggle with depression and what should have been a career making story in 1996, that ended up destroying his career, Webb was no lo...

Q&A: NKU ‘Kill the Messenger’ premiere panel discussion

Q&A: NKU ‘Kill the Messenger’ premiere panel discussion

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2014


Filed under News

After a special NKU screening of ‘Kill the Messenger’ on Thursday Oct. 2, President Mearns lead a discussion panel with Michael Cuesta, director of the film, Sue Bell-Stokes, Gary Webb’s ex-wife, and Scripps CEO Rich Boehne. Mearns focused the discussion on a feedback of the movie from the three...

Hollywood and journalism: the unseen connection

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

October 3, 2014


Filed under Viewpoints

Sitting side-by-side around the circular table of the twelfth floor guest room in New York City's grand Ritz Carlton Hotel, the keen, thirty or forty-something veteran entertainment reporter two seats down flippantly let out the question: “So, if Gary Webb were alive today, what would you ask him?” The sun poure...

A slice of the life: one editor’s ‘Kill the Messenger’ journey to NYC

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2014


Filed under Viewpoints

Jeremy Renner and New York City, two things I’d never gotten close to, but always wanted to be near. Then on a Wednesday afternoon, while dealing with about a million things, I got the call. I was going to New York to be a part of the ‘Kill the Messenger,’ an upcoming film about journalist Gary We...

‘Kill the Messenger’ director speaks to NKU students and staff

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

October 2, 2014


Filed under News

NKU got its own taste of Hollywood on Thursday Oct. 2, when Kill the Messenger director Michael Cuesta stopped by to talk to students and staff about the movie and engage in a Q&A session. Cuesta who is known for directing shows such as “Dexter”, “Homeland” and “Six Feet Under” gave stud...

Former NKU student shares his insight about giving and legacy through short film

Former NKU student shares his insight about giving and legacy through short film

Kiana Berry, Contributor

September 10, 2014


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

In five minutes Douglas Gautraud, 24, directs viewers through an exploration of his grandfather’s lives, his new perspective on success and his beliefs on giving. "My Mom’s Motorcycle", Gautraud’s short film, beat out over 1,120 entries across 76 countries to win the People’s Choice prize for...

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The 86th annual Academy Awards air this Sunday; everyone is making their picks and here at NKU John Alberti, director graduate studies and cinema studies, has made his. Best Actor         As with many of the categories this year, the talent is heavy. Alberti saw strong performances from each of t...

Old west faces the undead

Old west faces the undead

Maggie Pund, Staff writer

April 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Professor reveals promising film after six years of work Originating at a time when zombies were starting to invade mainstream culture, a concept an NKU professor has been developing for six years has become a reality. Known to many at NKU as the “zombie movie guy,” John Gibson and his crew hav...

Annual film festival celebrates French cinema culture

Ryan Repasky, Contributing writer

March 28, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

The Tournées Festival, a five-week long event showcasing five contemporary French films, continues Thursday evening with a showing of  ““Les Émotifs Anonymes” (Romantics Anonymous) at 7 p.m. in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. In this film, viewers will be able to see how a French romantic comedy...

Film society honors James Bond legacy

Film society honors James Bond legacy

Kyle Sebree, staff writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Scantily clad women, elegant sports cars, exotic locales and state-of-the-art gadgets are what make the James Bond franchise truly in a class of its own. The Norse Film Society will honor the occasion with a free screening of “Goldfinger” and “Casino Royale” in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium Oct....

English grads host semester film series

Clara Lay and Brandon Barb, Staff writer and managing editor

August 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Murder, blackmail and sex are ways to sell a movie today but moviegoers were treated to their fill of such things back in the 1940s and ‘50s with gritty detective films. Northern Kentucky University students will get a chance to experience at least one of those films during the Association of English...

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