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Comics, Horror, and Creating New Worlds

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

English Dept. hosts panel to discuss “alternate” worlds The novel as an art form has experienced countless changes over time. One constant factor, however, has been the creation of alternate worlds envisioned by an author who relates them to the reader. An upcoming forum, organized by the Case West...

The Buzz

The Buzz

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

17 Friday CIA’s 66th Student Independent Exhibition Every year CIA hosts this juried exhibition of work by the next generation of professional artists. Be one of the first to purchase fine art from blossoming artists and designers at low prices. What’s more, even if you don’t have a penny, t...

Gaming Extra: Things that (don’t) matter: No MW3 on this year’s pro circuit

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

As a young person in Middle America, I’m obviously super into sports. Things like football, baseball, and hockey consume every spare second of my free time. Those last two sentences are a blatant lie. Just because I play video games, rather than doing things that involve movement, doesn’t mean...

PechaKucha, NOT Pikachu

PechaKucha, NOT Pikachu

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When was the last time a fortune cookie translated a Chinese phrase worth knowing? The single catchphrase that has been on many tongues as of late in Cleveland is PechaKucha. What does it mean? In Japanese it means “chit chat” or “the sound of conversation.” In the American pop-cultural...

Sex and Dating: Big boy time

Miss Roxxxy, PhD

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Men have spent centuries trying to figure out what it is that women like. They try to be good listeners, keep their pubes in check, even pleasure us under the sheets a little more often. Yet there is one characteristic that any man can adopt, no matter who he is or what he likes, that will automatically...

Gaming Extra: Want to be Batman? Because you should

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

In the realm of first-person shooters, few can compete with the genre-defining giants that are the “Halo,” “Call of Duty,” and “Battlefield” series. Occasionally, however, a scrappy fighter rises from the dregs to take on these monolithic franchises. One such scrapper is “Gotham City Imposters.” Published...

Create your own Valentine’s Day date

Create your own Valentine’s Day date

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Each year, pressure is applied by boyfriends, girlfriends, and secret lovers to provide them with the best Valentine’s Day experience ever. It’s like a roadmap. There are hundreds of twists and turns one could take, which will result in a night you two will never forget and will end up getting...

The Buzz

The Buzz

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday//10 PechaKucha Night PechaKucha, which is Japanese for “the sound of conversation,” is probably one of the strangest and most innovative events to take place in Cleveland. It features a succession of 14 designers, each explaining their work, ideas, and obsessions around art, fashion,...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Let’s dig deeper into the human (or Case Western Reserve University student) mind this week. Let’s ask the deep questions: Why are we here? Parents helicoptered you here or had sex. What does it all mean? If you give a number answer here, I both approve and am sick of it. Why does our campus get...

Spotlight On: Call It Fiction

Spotlight On: Call It Fiction

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

We saw new releases from pop-punk vets Blink-182 and New Found Glory last year, and the music scene today is overflowing with new pop-punk bands paying homage to the genre greats of the past. So what makes Northeast Ohio natives Call it Fiction stand out from the crowd? "There are so many bands around...

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