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January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fri. 27 Cleveland Critical Mass Grab your bike and head downtown for this month’s Cleveland Critical Mass ride. CCM is a group of Clevelanders who come together to ride around the city, usually ending up in the Tremont area. Votes for the end location are accepted on their Facebook page, and Major...

Gaming Extra: Want new games? Yes, you do.

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With the mayhem of holiday clearance sales over, the season of dull spring releases is upon us. For most Case Western Reserve University students, this means returning to the strategic slug-fests of "League of Legends" or "Starcraft 2." Personally, I prefer the incestuous cluster-cuss that is "Modern...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I don’t know about everyone else, but I plan on relaxing and enjoying my final semester at Case Western Reserve University. I’m taking fun classes, with awesome professors, but there is a problem I’m having in one of them. “Buzz Killington,” as he will be referred to, is a part of an otherw...

Hitting the Spot: Chiddy, Chiddy, Bang, Bang

Hitting the Spot: Chiddy, Chiddy, Bang, Bang

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

While the semester’s first Spot Night was more low-key with performances by Max Stern and ShiSho, this week’s was a bang. Wednesday’s Spot Night featured Chiddy Bang, the band that was originally slated for Welcome Days, but canceled at the last minute to play the MTV Music Awards with the likes...

A look back: best of films

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Ever since the birth of James Cameron’s Avatar, many of the up and coming films of today have been dragged into a deadly spiral of trying to live up to a sequence of powerful directing, overflowing creativity and brilliant 3D graphics. While many have failed to meet the expectations of their audiences,...

A look back: best of books

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

2010 was a pretty good year in terms of books published. The children’s book market exploded with titles like, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and How to Train Your Dragon, both of which were adapted and set onto the silver screen. The romance section also had several hits, as well as the sci-fi genre: pretty...

A look back: best of albums

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Maybe I’m losing touch or getting old or something, but 2010 has been far from the most exciting year in music. Granted, I haven’t heard a fraction of the music released in the year, and I’m sure there are some gems, particularly outside of the “indie rock” idiom that I’ve completely overlooked...

Cleveland writer Susan Streeter Carpenter reads from counter-culture novel Riders on the Storm

Cleveland writer Susan Streeter Carpenter reads from counter-culture novel Riders on the Storm

Lisa Viers, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Susan Streeter Carpenter turned 21 in 1968, a year she describes as “a year unlike any other.” It was this year that inspired her to write the novel Riders on the Storm, the story of six young adults living in Cleveland during the tumultuous sixties and seventies. Carpenter read from Riders on th...

Sex and Dating: The art of seduction, part II

James Love, Ph.D.

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The techniques covered last time were for beginners. This week, I will go into the next level of seduction. This involves creating a sensual mood by appealing to all of the senses. For simplicity, let us consider one partner with ambiguous sexual identity, Pat. Seducing multiple partners is an advanced...

Art history department says goodbye as distinguished professor Dr. Edward Olszewski retires

Art history department says goodbye as distinguished professor Dr. Edward Olszewski retires

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This semester, Case Western Reserve University bid farewell to a true Renaissance man. After almost forty years as a part of the university, Dr. Edward J. Olszewski of the Art History Department retired from his position as Chair of the Department and as a professor. But he did not go without leaving...

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