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December Dance Workshop: Student works take the stage

This year the December Dance Workshop was once again very well done and incorporated fourteen pieces ranging from two five minutes. Throughout the semester student dancers met to rehearse with the piece’s choreographer who were also students. There were pieces that displayed love, hate and

Can Christmas Season Start After Halloween?

I still remember the sudden shock I experienced when I was maybe seven or eight years old, when I went up the escalator at Kohl’s in late September, at the Golf Mill Mall in Chicago, and saw the Christmas stuff. I had celebrated Christmas every

Is Night of the Living Dead the best Halloween movie?

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead doesn’t seem like much from the outside. It’s a low-budget horror movie with a cast of Romero’s friends and theater semi-pros with a minimal plot, scored by stock music cues, and shot in black and white to save

Tom Petty: Old school rock icon leaves nation heartbroken

Tom Petty was the kind of rock icon who appealed to nearly everybody. With his passing on Oct. 2, 2017 from a major cardiac arrest in California, the world simultaneously mourned the passing of rock superstardom itself. Sure, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen are still

Trump shocks with belligerent words at UN

President Donald Trump visited the United Nations last week at a tense time for the nations of the world. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has recently demonstrated his ability to fire long range ballistic missiles as far as Japan, and has successfully tested high-yield nuclear

A Review of Season 1 of HBO’s Westworld

Is Westworld a sign of the end of Peak TV? It looks and feels like a great TV show. It has lots of people making cryptic pronouncements on the show’s carefully telegraphed weighty themes, pretty sets which look like they cost a lot of money,