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“The Weird Sisters” provides a delightful, Shakespeare inspired read

While the title of Eleanor Brown’s “The Weird Sisters” instantly evokes pictures of the three haggard crones from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Brown’s three sisters, three women in their 30s from a tiny Midwestern college town, are decidedly less imposing, and Brown’s story is definitely more of a contemporary fiction than a Shakespearean fantasy. The sisters do,

“American Hustle” succeeds through impressive visuals and character studies

“American Hustle” has been in theaters for a while now and unfortunately lost all ten of its Oscar nominations. However, despite its lack of success at the awards ceremony, this movie is worth your while. Written by Eric Singer and David Russell and directed by Russell, “American Hustle” takes place in the late 1970s and

“Blackfish” both saddens and educates

If the doldrums of wintry weather aren’t getting you down and you want a little melancholy movie time to keep you from your obligations, look no further than Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish.” This film explores the practices of SeaWorld, a beloved theme park and supposed educational resource in Orlando, Fla. This park claims to play

Bunke stars in “Sweetest Swing in Baseball” for senior project

Mental health issues, when discussed in creative works, walk that fine line between comedy and tragedy. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Magic Mountain,” “Girl, Interrupted;” it’s an endlessly fascinating topic that can be viewed with equal merit through a variety of lenses. Last weekend, the Lawrence University theater department performed a fine example

IGLU gets into the Halloween spirit with improvised music to “Nosferatu”

The Improvisation Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) kicked off the Halloween festivities on Wednesday, Oct. 30 with a unique project of performing live, improvised music alongside the classic horror film “Nosferatu.” This being their first concert of the year, they filled Harper Hall and brought new sounds, tension and humor to this well-known aspect of

Mah describes childhood in “Falling leaves”

In her book “Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter,” Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots just as the old Chinese proverb foretells.  She tells the riveting story of growing up ensnared in a rich and dysfunctional Hong Kong family, while also giving a fascinating chronicle of twentieth-century Chinese history. Mah tells

Sobiech tribute recognizes local, national inspiration

There was a special addition to the Packer-Viking game this Sunday, one that rose above the infamous green and purple rivalry. During the first timeout of the second quarter, a “Hometown Hero” award was presented and the song “Clouds” was played throughout Minneapolis’ Metrodome. Some of you may remember last spring when the name Zach

Optimistic Feral Children performs in Cloak Theater

Seeing as this generation of college students undoubtedly grew up watching re-runs of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” on ABC Family, there can be no question regarding the current appeal of improvisational comedy. That’s why last Friday, Oct. 4, Lawrence’s improv team Optimistic Feral Children (OFC) had a near-full audience in the Cloak Theater for

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