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CWRU dancers paint “Mosaics”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

On Friday, Nov. 9, The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance debuted “Mosaics,” a mix of new and old pieces.  The event featured five pieces, including “Mirage,” “Air for the G-String,” “Bamboo Prayer,” “Caffeinated” and “Imagined Odyssey.” “Mirage” is brand new, whil...

A look at the research behind “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

A look at the research behind “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

In place of buildings and signs are skyward-stacked computers that flash fluorescent lights. People embody blockheaded avatars and aimlessly wander the busy sidewalks. Instead of cars, data-packets zoom across miles of cables. In the upcoming animated Disney film “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the int...

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events, Top Stories

Nearly 10 years ago while on sabbatical, Cheryl Toman, who is a professor of French and chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Case Western Reserve University and holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary French Studies, discovered a restaurant in Paris called Le Preum’s. Toman be...

What to do this Weekend

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 16 What:  Happy Dog Closing Concerts Where: Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Celebrate the last night of Happy Dog at the historic Euclid Tavern with two concerts that represent the diversity of programming at this University Circle institution. First see t...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

While it has been years since the rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has released any new music, their alumni continue to produce some of the most innovative and exciting music in the rap genre. This week’s playlist is a tribute to the group and the former members who continue to carry o...

Neil Breen’s “Twisted Pair:” How I learned to stop worrying and love AI

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Neil Breen’s “Twisted Pair,” a crazed fever dream of a movie, written by, directed by and starring Breen, had a screening at the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square on Tuesday. The poorly animated green screens, the shots that last far too long after the dialogue is over and a ridiculous story tha...

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

The piles of coats sitting by the entrance to the Jolly Scholar were falling off the tables and covered blocked-off booths last Saturday night. The reason for this calamity of coats was Naach Di Jolly, a Bollywood and Bhangra night, hosted by Naach Di Cleveland, celebrating Indian music and culture. From...

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Music, This Week

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

This is a first person account of a seance at the House of Wills, an abandoned funeral home in Cleveland. The article features references to the occult and Satanism. I’m running late to the seance. Despite my plans to arrive at the historic, haunted and infamous House of Wills 30 minutes before the seance i...

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