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Armed to the hilt: Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Armed to the hilt: Bob Dylan’s <i>Tempest</i>

Adam Luhta, Assistant A&E Editor

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The first time I heard Bob Dylan play “Every Grain of Sand” live in concert, I was so excited that I fell asleep. I had arrived in Rome three days earlier, taken a bus out to the Amalfi coast for a few days, and returned to the Eternal City that very night for the sole purpose of seeing Bob Dylan...

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

This year’s Studio-A-Rama brought an impressive lineup to Case Western Reserve University, despite the day’s not-so-impressive weather. I arrived just in time to see Library Time, a strange alternative local band. The weather started out beautiful; it was sunny, just a little windy, and the grass...

“Dude, Wanna Go To A Show This Week?”

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Many bands touring across the country have screamed on stage, “I love [insert city name!] This is the best show of our tour!”  Sometimes they mean it, and sometimes they do not.  When talking about Cleveland, they more often than not stand by the words that the crowd craves. Venues like the House o...

Spotlight On: Makeup

Janet Lanman, Style Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Makeup is my absolute favorite because it is so versatile!  This week, I’ve tried some of the boldest makeup trends for this season. Burgundy Lips For the perfect red lip, apply a small amount of concealer around your natural lip to prevent bleeding. Next, apply lip liner or use a lip brush to ...

Coexist by The xx

Coexist by The xx

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The xx are all about simplicity and consistency. Their first album, xx, was released three years and one month ago, had eleven songs, ran 38.5 minutes, and had a simple black background with a white X for cover art. Their sophomore album, Coexist, is set to be released next week, has eleven songs, runs ...

Reasons to Rock

Reasons to Rock

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Most bands, no matter how famous they eventually become, start out as a small group performing local gigs. Soon, These Reasoning Animals will have a chance to work their way further up the musical stairs of fame. The progressive funk band from nearby Amherst, Ohio will perform later today at The Pir...

From Hodge Podge to Hodge’s

From Hodge Podge to Hodge’s

Grace Francisco and Katy Witkowski

August 31, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Squeezed along the busy side street of Euclid Avenue lies Hodge’s, an eatery that just opened this past spring, serving elevated comfort food to the masses. When coming to Hodge’s, expect the unexpected. At this comfortable alcove, each dish is served with visual flare and prepared with care....

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter

August 31, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

A human being is a work of art. The skin, blood, organs, thoughts, and personality are all colors of a palette. With a quick flick of the wrist, the minor imperfections – the birthmark, the oversized nose, the scars – can all be erased. The personality can be changed. Health habits can be improved....

Worst Case Scenario: campus parking

Michael DiMauro, Chief Copy Editor

August 31, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I hope everyone has had a great first week back at school, and I hope all the freshmen are getting acclimated with everything to do with Case Western Reserve University. I’m still getting used to living in an apartment in the Village at 115 – which brings me to complain about something everyone at...

Sex & Dating: on the same page

Missterri Reider

August 31, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Even if your virginity is gone with the wind that was high school, the first time you have sex with a new partner can still be nerve-racking. How will you know what they like and don’t like? Should you reach for the furry pink handcuffs, or is it too early for that? Maybe the hardest part about...

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