Broadway saw record attendance this year, Hamilton is a “cultural phenomenon,” and the Tony Awards are this weekend. Here, theater department chair Scott Edmiston explains why people are craving the theater experience, shares his prediction for the Tonys, and highlights some exciting developments at Northeastern.
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University photographers were there to document Boston-based artist Cedric Douglas as he created a new mural on the Behrakis Health Sciences Center. The mural is the latest installation in Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative.
In 2008, Lucas Landherr created a slice-of-life webcomic called “Surviving the World” as a way to “maintain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a professor. Today, his comic series—as well as his penchant for idiosyncratic humor—is shaping his professional life in ways that he never could have imagined.
As graduate students in Northeastern’s Master of Fine Arts program, twin sisters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani found unique ways to meld video with their classical painting skills. The end results are now on display in a new Gallery 360 exhibit titled “Presence.”
The members of the sixth graduating class of the Torch Scholars Program represented “beacons of light” at a celebration in their honor on Thursday in East Village.
An open rehearsal of Alien vs. Predator, a Northeastern student-created original, audience-immersive theatre experience, was held in Ryder Hall on Thursday.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the theatre department’s final production of the semester, opens Tuesday. Find out what’s in store for the audience. Hint: Lots of spelling and “an immersive theater experience.”
How will the outcome of the ongoing Hulk Hogan-Gawker trial impact future litigation and the freedom of the online press? We asked law professor Jessica Silbey and communication studies professor Dale Herbeck.
Graduate student Jorge Caraballo Cordovez wants to bring the digital media skills he’s learning at Northeastern back home to Colombia to help “reconstruct the social cohesiveness that decades of violence has torn apart.” He’s now received a Google News Lab Fellowship, which will help further his journey.
On Wednesday, the man whose conviction was profiled on the hugely popular “Serial” podcast, returns to court for a post-conviction hearing. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful convictions, says that “Serial” and Making a Murderer have highlighted some of the chief flaws in our criminal justice system. But he also says that he is dismayed by how the programs presented their cases.
Rolling Stone on Saturday published an article by Oscar-winning actor and activist Sean Penn that sparked a national debate about journalistic ethics. We spoke with John Wihbey, an assistant professor of journalism and new media at Northeastern, who examines the interview with noted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.