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Lifestyle

Calendar: March 31 – April 6

March 31, 2011
Entry of the Week: This city will once again participate in World Pillow Fight Day on April 2. Last year, there were over 140 cities worldwide that took part in this pillow-fighting frenzie, and this year, multiple foreign cities such as Cape Town, Budapest, London, Paris and Zurich will join in on the fun. A crowd of more than 1,500 people are expected to be a part of this year’s event, waiting to hear the airhorn blow to sound-off the start. There are a few rules for the pillow fight: Use a soft pillow, don’t hit anyone with a camera or without a pillow and don’t use feathered pillows. Costumes are also encouraged and the event is appropriate for people of all ages. The location will be posted on April 1 on misteriosos.org. Location TBA; 3 p.m.; Free; [email protected].

NU professor featured at Kingston Gallery

March 31, 2011
Sophia Ainslie is usually the one giving instruction while she teaches her art classes. But on Monday, gallery curator James Hull directed Ainslie instead, while her students set up her art exhibit. Ainslie, a professor in the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern, will be featured at the Kingston Gallery in an exhibit called “Inside Out,” for the month of April.

NU Bands Spotlight: Jet Black Sunrise

March 31, 2011
Just a few weeks ago, rock indie/pop band Jet Black Sunrise played in WRBB’s Battle of the Bands, where they performed original songs such as “Falling” and “Fire Escape.” While on stage, they danced and goofed around, even performing Cee Lo Green’s “[Expletive] you,” where they traded instruments and rocked out.

Genre-bending creativity runs rampant in Boston

March 27, 2011
When I first moved to Boston from the West Coast three years ago, I didn’t get the impression that it was a particularly artistic city. Of course there are fine institutions like Symphony Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts, and quite a few ornate theatres, but traditionally Boston has been defined more by the overwhelming presence of medical, financial, research and academic establishments.

Richard III in drag at NU

March 24, 2011
In Shakespearean times, only men could act in plays, requiring male actors to take on female roles. In Northeastern’s theatre production of “Richard III,” men are still playing the parts of women. But this time, women dominate the stage because they have taken on the numerous male characters in this play.

Multisensory exhibition: Kaleidoscopic views

March 24, 2011
Northeastern University isn’t exactly known for its involvement in the art world. Yet, it was Northeastern student Matt Rhodes, a sophomore music industry major, who came up with the idea for Sand Reckoner’s Sensory Exhibition, an event that combined art, music and film.

Patton Oswalt gets laughs at Blackman

March 24, 2011
Getting two hours of sleep each night as a new father is a lot like tripping on acid or shrooms, joked comedian Patton Oswalt, as he compared recent sleep deprivation-induced hallucinations to some trippy experiences he had in the early ’90s.

iPod Ambush

March 17, 2011
As part of an occasional series, The News ambushed unsuspecting students and demanded they justify the songs that played when their iPods were put on shuffle, however embarrassing. Here are the results.

Jon Palmer and The New Complainers win WRBB Battle of the Bands

March 17, 2011
Dressed in a smart grey sport coat, middler journalism major Jon Palmer led his band to the first place in the final round of WRBB’s first-ever Northeastern Battle of the Bands at afterHOURS Monday.

NU alumna writes on Boston’s radio history

March 17, 2011
As the first female disk jockey in the history of Northeastern’s radio station, Donna Halper was once a history maker. Forty-three years later, she is a history keeper. On Feb. 21, Halper released her third book on media history, “Boston Radio: 1920-2010.” The book tells the history of Boston radio from its foundation in the 1920s at a time when there was only one station in Boston, continuing through to the present state of radio in the city.

Film review: Paul

March 17, 2011
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest comedic effort, “Paul,” is a slight departure from their past films (“Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”), which feature distinctly British sensibilities. The film blends science fiction and American cultural references into the story of two British geeks who encounter a fugitive alien while on a road trip across the United States

NU Bands Spotlight: The First Annual

March 17, 2011
On a Thursday night in early March, the speakers of the Middle East Downstairs were blasting as crowds of people gathered towards the stage. The music fiends were curious as to who the band was; they were rocking while creating an energy with the people.