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BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

There are a million shows on television, and a good chunk of them are boring. At some point in recent television history, airwaves became plagued by shows with male protagonists defined by being sad and troubled. With every show scrambling to become the next “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad,” a once-r...

Panic! At The Disco inspires fans in “High Hopes” video

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Panic! at The Disco (P!ATD) frontman Brendon Urie’s encouraging message reaches beyond his music. Along with a new album, “Pray for the Wicked,” and an upcoming tour, Urie recently announced the launch of the Highest Hopes Foundation. The organization is dedicated to assisting nonprofit organiza...

Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

Students studying in Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) on Friday, Sept. 14 may have noticed the four foot tall walls of faces around the library. The faces belong to black and white portraits by artist Mark Krieger. The pieces are part of “For the Children,” a Latino art show hosted by the Latino stude...

Local musicians highlight intimate Heights Music Hop

Matt Hooke and Aura Rossy, Staff Reporters

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

On the first day of the three-day Heights Music Hop Festival, Madeline Finn performed poetic songs at Mac’s Backs-Books. Mac’s Backs, a three-story Coventry institution since 1984, feels more like a living room than a concert venue with wood panels and pictures of Cleveland literary legends cove...

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Saturday, the door to the Jolly Scholar served a double purpose—it let people in and out of the bar and marked the dividing line between the calm, mostly empty courtyard of the Thwing Center and the exuberant bass-filled space of La Alianza’s Noche Latina. A line stretched out the door of Thwing and ...

Support a good cause this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 21 What: Super Nachos When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Sigma Nu House Notes: Enjoy nachos and support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at this event hosted by Sigma Nu and Case Western Reserve University Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 pe...

On Willie Nelson’s “My Way” one icon pays tribute to another.

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In the wake of one of the most manufactured news stories of the year, when fans of Willie Nelson supposedly boycotted him for being politically outspoken, he released “My Way,” a decidedly neutral album of standards. The faux controversy illustrated how in our virtual world, a couple people angrily ...

Botox, drama in California: A review of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”

Botox, drama in California: A review of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

If you’re a potential suitor, please note that I am not my politics. Now, let’s discuss some serious issues: “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” I have been a fan since season four, and I fully blame my mom. She became addicted to the franchise after a broken leg left her in traction for ...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Grow your scruffiest beard, and put on your starchiest pair of blue jeans. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Student Sustainability Council and the Farm Administration are putting on Case Western Reserve University’s ninth annual Farm Harvest Festival. This week’s playlist is a selection of Americana fol...

NuJoy ready to serve baos, kebabs and milk tea in Uptown

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Ninja City, the Asian fusion bistro on Euclid Avenue, closed on Feb. 24. After months of preparation, the restaurant that would be replacing it, NuJoy, opened in August. NuJoy is co-owned by two Case Western Reserve University alumni from the Class of 2012. The owners, Bowen Sun and Xiwen Kang, n...

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