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Calendar: Sept. 23-29

September 23, 2010

By Gail Waterhouse, News Staff Entry of the Week: Fluff festival's fifth anniversary Fluff festival’s fifth anniversary: This Saturday, some serious “WTF?” action is going down in Somerville. That’s right, it’s time for the fifth annual “What the Fluff?...

Column: Tirades and tiaras

September 23, 2010
By my definition, a guilty pleasure is something I very much enjoy, despite my better judgment.

Fratmusic.com leaves listeners guessing

September 16, 2010

Fratmusic.com, the college student’s go-to site for pre-mixed party music, has been down since mid summer. Instead of finding eargasmic playlists, pregaming party-goers are greeted with an acid-tripping brown bear trying to decipher the cosmic meaning of double rainbows, much...

PikeFest rocked into fall

September 16, 2010

This year’s newly-named PikeFest brought a “cool” front to campus last Saturday, with performances from The Cool Kids, Bad Rabbits and Chiddy Bang. “This year was the largest turnout we’ve ever had, probably a few thousand,” said Pi Kappa Alpha President Bryce...

A cappella groups welcome new talent

September 16, 2010

By Gail Waterhouse, News Staff A cappella at Northeastern has become more popular in the last few years, with an increase in student talent and regional recognition, sparking a friendly rivalry among the multiple groups on campus. Five groups comprise Northeastern’s a...

Fall TV shows try to fill ‘Lost’ void

September 16, 2010

By Francesca Sales, News Correspondent The fall semester has started, and with it a slate of new fall TV shows. Many are premiering within the next months, but will old fans of cult favorites,-- such as the recently-ended “Lost”-- take the bait? Sure, your TV calendar...

NU Band Spotlight: All These Elements

September 16, 2010
Sitting at a table in a purple-striped dress shirt and black slacks, Northeastern junior Jay Donovan hardly looks the part of the dedicated musician he is.

BostoNU Weekly Calendar, Sept. 9 to Sept. 15

September 8, 2010

Calendar compiled by Gail Waterhouse, News Staff Event of the week CollegeFest weekend: If you just can’t get enough of Welcome Week and are yearning to meet new people, hear more music and score free stuff, come to CollegeFest, a two-day free for all at the Hynes...

Summer reads

August 17, 2010
As summer’s end draws near, one might like to look at what he or she has accomplished in the last few months. Reviewing linear algebra, or solving an evil sudoku puzzle in less than one hour count as accomplishments. But the one thing that seems to be a popular summer pastime is reading (excluding those required for school).

Concert review: Maps and Atlases avoid police, puts on stellar show

August 17, 2010

By Andrew Judd, News Correspondent Hordes of flannel-clad twenty-something hipsters crowded the Middle East Upstairs last week to watch Chicago-based "math rock" outfit Maps and Atlases. The band made the trip to Cambridge in support of its recent debut full-length album...

Music review: Arcade Fire’s modern tragedy

August 4, 2010
American suburbia has always been something of a contradiction. It embodies the American Dream – it is the physical manifestation of the nation’s obsessively secular pursuit of happiness. At the same time, it has been the subject of disdain and ridicule as a breeding ground of conformity and complacency.

Art Review: New special exhibitions at the MFA

August 4, 2010
“New Works: Prints, Drawings, Collages,” on display in the MFA’s Clementine Haas Michel Brown Gallery, consists of modern works on paper obtained by the museum since 1960, including collages, drawings and prints acquired as gifts, bequests or purchases.