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Calendar for April 15 to April 21

April 15, 2010
Event of the Week - Run, Boston, Run: Lest you forget and wonder why the city seems to be completely shut down when you leave your apartment or dorm Monday morning, it’s marathon time again in Boston! Runners from around the globe will be competing in one of the world’s most prestigious marathons, running some 26 miles between Hopkinton and Boston.

Inside Column: It’s so over

April 15, 2010
Natalie Schack Dear College: (A Dear John letter), So it’s senior year, College. And there’s something I need to say...

Pillow Fight!

April 8, 2010
Hundreds turned out at the Cambridge Common for World Pillow Fight Day Saturday April 3. Here are a few choice photos, but for all the Huntington News photos of last weekend's battle, check out our flickr account.

First palestinian hip-hop group plays afterHOURS

April 8, 2010
Approximately 200 people filled afterHOURS last night to see DAM, the first ever Palestinian hip-hop group, sing controversial songs in order to raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people. DAM stands for “Da Arabian MC’s” and is Arabic for “to last forever” or “eternity.” The group – which raps in Arabic, Hebrew and English – gave the crowd a dose of songs in all three languages. Despite being of Palestinian decent, the group hails from Lyddia, Israel and its members were raised in a mixed Arab and Jewish community and have Israeli-citizenship.

NU Bands Spotlight: Sun Cut Flat

April 8, 2010
During a practice on Boylston Street Monday evening, it was clear that the four present members Sun Cut Flat are comfortable being close – at least physically.

Calendar for April 8 to April 14

April 8, 2010
Event of the Week - Sex and Showtunes: Northeastern’s musical theater group The Great White Way is pulling an impressive array of showtunes out of its pocket for its third full-length revue. The theme? “The Battle of the Sexes,” with about 50 cast members performing 24 numbers from classic Broadway tunes to retro pop, and more current stage hits, all focusing on that whole kind of men-are-from-mars as women-are-from-venus deal.

Inside Column: A Greek Surprise

April 8, 2010
I’m so happy that I ‘ama’ Kappa Kappa Gamma (yes, that’s supposed to rhyme). Saturday night, I found myself sitting on the floor of my sorority sister’s kitchen with two girls who have become my closest friends.

Calendar for April 1 to April 7

April 1, 2010
News Staff Photo/Laura Pond Event of the Week: Fluffy fight – mysterious melee: Been a while since your last good pillow fight? No worries: Those crazy-mysterious folks in Banditos Misteriosos – the group that refers to itself as “Boston’s mysterious playmate” and plans such compelling impromptu events as epic squirt gun fights and freeform gift swaps – will orchestrate the return of perhaps its most popular event.

Inside Column: True love has a beat

April 1, 2010
Natalie Schack In past columns, I’ve found fuel in the tragedies of the world. These are the creases in aging skin, caked with dirt you can’t get out, stained with the blood from some long-ago skinned knee. A fossil, found on a walk to forever. These I turn into fodder for my existential gluttony, taking each incident – alien and familiar, autonomous and involved, smoother than bone and rougher than shark skin, and turning them over. Pale olive hands with long fingers exploring the crevices, mounds, openings, imperfections, perfections, edges and insides, brilliance and eloquence, of each.

Easter Funday

April 1, 2010
Not going home for Easter this weekend? That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. The rain is (let’s hope) done for the week and this weekend’s forecast is sunny and warm, so get out and enjoy it. Here are some ideas to get you started – mostly Easter-themed, but some not.

Movie review: ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ full of corny nostalgia

April 1, 2010
Three college buddies reunite for one last hurrah of a road trip to mend a grown-apart friendship while escaping the lives they never thought they would end up having. Sound familiar? Well, this film is just about as paint by the numbers as you can get, while completely missing the B-movie charm its title tries to indicate.