The Observer

“Dirty John” presents disturbing, but poorly acted thrills

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Normally, I’m not a fan of true crime. I have this weird anxiety that if I learn about horrific events that actually happened in real life that they will somehow become real and happen to me. “Dirty John” is an exception. Last weekend, my mother—the same woman who got me hooked on “The Real H...

MaDaCol to present a unique modern dance show on Nov. 29

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On Nov. 29, students and faculty from Case Western Reserve University will come together with members of the greater Cleveland community to perform a dance show unlike any other. The Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol) is one of CWRU’s oldest undergraduate student organizations, and the group creates an opport...

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

Chris Terry is the chef de cuisine at Edwins Leadership and Restaurant, a restaurant that pairs fine dining with opportunities for the formerly incarcerated to make an experience designed to improve the lives of both customers and staff. On Nov. 27 Terry and one of his trainees visited the kitchen in...

What to do this Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Nov. 30 What: 25th Annual Holiday CircleFest When: Friday 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 1 - 7 p.m. Where: Wade Oval Grab your skates and get ready to listen to some music at this weekend’s celebration of the holiday season in Wade Oval. The free festival features performances by the ...

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...

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