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Beyond the Easter Bunny

Beyond the Easter Bunny

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just around the corner marks another weekend closer to finals, a few more days off of school, the end of Lent (you can finally indulge in that soda or chocolate) and, of course, Easter. And with this holiday comes one of the strangest holiday figures on our calendar: a read more

‘The Both’ Embarrassingly Bad

‘The Both’ Embarrassingly Bad

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014

0/5 Shamrocks Most of the time, conversations about music are great. You chat up some dude or dudette about some recent record, sharing some thoughts on this or that track, ripping through an air guitar solos and saying “Yes!” emphatically. But sometimes, something really awkward happens. Your friend asks read more

‘Mad Men’ Final Season Premiere Recap

‘Mad Men’ Final Season Premiere Recap

| Monday, April 14, 2014

“We have found ourselves rich in goods, but ragged in spirit,” former President Richard Nixon said in his inaugural address in 1969. “Reaching with magnificent precision for the moon, but falling into raucous discord on Earth.” The seventh and final season of “Mad Men” picks up in January 1969, read more

Normcore: Less Is More

Normcore: Less Is More

| Monday, April 14, 2014

When New York Magazine published the article “Normcore: For Those Who Realize They’re One in 7 Billion” this past February, it unleashed a whirlwind of controversy and debate within the fashion world. “Normcore,” as the fashion trend was dubbed, is characterized by its adoption of severely normal fashion  — read more

Todd Terje makes dance music fun again

Todd Terje makes dance music fun again

| Sunday, April 13, 2014

Music criticism is often a huge debate. I say that X album is good; you say Y album is a million times better in every way. I say X album is brilliant because it has property A; you say X album is brilliant because it has property B. I read more

Female duos take the screen

Female duos take the screen

| Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sometime last year, after having a long conversation comparing HBO’s “Girls” to its network predecessor “Sex and the City,” I realized how common four-women television shows and movies were. I decided to crowd-source for more examples and was hit with a tidal wave of titles: “Sisterhood of the Travelling read more

‘Blood Wedding’ a memorable occasion

‘Blood Wedding’ a memorable occasion

| Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Wednesday through Sunday, the Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre department presented “Blood Wedding.” Federico Garcia Lorca was inspired to write the play when he read a newspaper article about a bride who fled her wedding with her cousin. A few hours later, they were both found dead. read more

DeGraw at Lerner Theatre

DeGraw at Lerner Theatre

| Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elkhart’s Lerner Theatre will be hosting pop singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw next week after recently returning to the U.S. from an international tour earlier this year. The platinum-earning musician will be accompanied by openers Parachute and Rozzi Crane at the April 15 show. DeGraw has just released his fourth studio read more