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Shirkers: Netflix’s new cinema-centric documentary

Sometimes you have to “go backwards in order to go forwards.” This the central idea behind Sandi Tan’s “Shirkers,” a brilliant new documentary on Netflix that explores friendship, betrayal and the joys and costs of cinephilia. “Shirkers” is a documentary about another “Shirkers,” a wildly

Frankenstein 200: The interdisciplinary panel

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, four Beloit faculty members came together for an interdisciplinary look at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Professors Tamara Ketabgian (English), Jennifer Esperanza (Anthropology), Britt Scharringhausen (Physics and Astronomy) and Robin Zebrowski (Cognitive Science), each offered unique

Gallery ABBA show “Lore” spectacularly spooky

Gallery ABBA’s latest show, “Lore,” arrived just in time for Halloween. “Lore” opened on Friday, Oct. 26, and features the illustrations of self described “witch fanatic and Halloween junkie,” Brenden Haskins. “Lore’s” opening was a success both artistically and financially, as all but two of

An interview with Folk and Blues performer Melody Angel

On Saturday, Sept. 15, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chicago-based blues and rock artist, Melody Angel, right before her fantastic Folk and Blues performance. Here’s what she had to say about life, music, politics, and the stickers that cover her purple Stratocaster. NK: So

2017’s Best movie moment is in Lowery’s A Ghost Story

Twenty-two minutes into David Lowery’s film, A Ghost Story, Casey Affleck — the bearded and introverted Hollywood signifier of perpetual little brotherhood and purported sexual harassment — stands in obscurity beneath a white sheet of halloweenesque spectrehood. He is dead, a ghost trapped in a