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A visual treat in action and science fiction

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 1995, the animation world was taken by storm by Japanese anime known as “Ghost in the Shell,” which is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. A live-action adaptation of that anime was stuck in development for the longest time, with various iterations popping up over the ...

What to do this weekend Apr 7 – 9

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 7 The Lone Mic: 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Cleveland Institute of Art Second Floor Atrium. CIA will open its doors for an open mic night to all students from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free for all and refreshments will be provided. TASA 3rd ...

A Week of Food, Health and Education

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Food Week is bringing together Case Western Reserve University’s food-centric clubs for the second year in a row, in a collaborative effort between Kids Against Hunger, Slow Food, Food Recovery Network, Student Sustainability Council, the Office of Sustainability, Labre and Greek Life. Furthermore, fu...

Playlist of the Week March 31 – April 6

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source - bestclassicbands.com Chuck Berry - “Maybellene” Chuck Berry, the undisputable father of rock and roll, passed away from natural causes at 90 last week. His music was characterised by his vamped country rhythms blended with bluesy licks topped with a pioneering guitar showmanship. R...

A tale as old as time goes a little deeper

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Among a series of live-action remakes of classic animated films, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the best to date. This tale as old as time remains true to the acclaimed 1991 animated film, while still adding new content and modern spins on classic characters. Disney's “Beauty and the ...

In the mind of an artist

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

What takes nature thousands of years to form, Natalie Lanese has created in a week. Engulfing the Immersion Zone in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Lanese’s creation—“Cavern”—was born. Staffed with a rotating schedule of  student volunteers, Lanese worked around the clock from March 3-1...

TIME hosts Olympic Games

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With a Chipotle gift card on the line, students flocked to the Spot last Saturday to partake in various Olympic-inspired games in honor of Greek Independence Day. Recognized annually to mark Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire, Greek Independence Day is traditionally celebrated with grandi...

Drake’s playlist could use a little more life

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Drake is back with an all new album less than a year after “Views.” Well, maybe not an album. “More Life” is labeled as “a playlist by October Firm.” This begs the question: why call this 22 track, 81 minute long epic a playlist instead of a full LP? Part of me thinks that Drake is trying ...

What to do this weekend March 31 – April 2

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Legally Blonde: The Musical: Showtimes are Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. (House opens at 7:30pm), Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. (House opens at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.) at Carlton Commons. The Case Western Reserve University Footlighters' Spring Musical: Legally Blonde, directed by Beth Magid ...

Culture meets beer at Hansa Import Haus

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

In the past 40 years, Cleveland has changed dramatically.  “The Forest City” has hit some all-time lows but, currently, is economically at an all-time high.  Many businesses have come and gone in the past 40 years, but Hansa Import Haus has done something quite unique. After 40 years of operation, pr...

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