Bob Dylan: a ‘singular phenomenon,’ and now a Nobel laureate

Bob Dylan made his­tory when he was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in lit­er­a­ture, becoming the first musi­cian to receive the honor. We spoke with music industry expert David Her­lihy about Dylan’s influ­ence and the rela­tion­ship between music and literature.

3Qs: Trapped in social media ‘echo chambers’

Social media has become a go-​​to plat­form for people to express their opin­ions on the hot topics of the day. But in many cases, people are sharing those thoughts with those who have sim­ilar opin­ions. Here, assis­tant pro­fessor Brooke Fou­cault Welles explains how this trend cor­re­lates to offline debates.

Northeastern faculty member to perform at Boston’s Fourth of July celebration

Brad Hat­field, aca­d­emic teaching spe­cialist in the Depart­ment of Music, will per­form with the Boston Pops and arrange two per­for­mances by singer Demi Lovatto on Monday evening at the Hatch Shell in one of the nation’s pre­mier Inde­pen­dence Day events.

Stairway to court for Led Zeppelin

Was a musical com­pi­la­tion in the British rock band’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” stolen from another song? An ongoing court battle in Los Angeles is cen­tered on that claim. We asked teaching pro­fessor and enter­tain­ment attorney David Her­lihy what impact this could have on copy­right infringe­ment lit­i­ga­tion and Led Zeppelin’s reputation.

Meet the graduates: Tylik Stevens

While at North­eastern, Stevens devel­oped his pas­sion for helping inner city youth through civic engage­ment and expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. Stevens deliv­ered the stu­dent address at the Torch Scholars cer­e­mony last week.

Reporters, filmmaker shine ‘spotlight’ on investigative journalism

The North­eastern com­mu­nity on Tuesday evening got an inside look into the making of the Academy Award-​​winning film Spot­light, gaining insight from a jour­nalist who led The Boston Globe inves­tiga­tive team that was por­trayed in the movie and the writer who shaped the story for the big screen.

Sesame Street’ will be brought to you by the letters H, B, and O

The beloved children’s show will now share a channel with Game of Thrones and True Detec­tive. But com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies lec­turer Tim Ouil­lette says this move shouldn’t come as a surprise.

It’s game on at Northeastern

There’s no stop­ping Pres­i­dent Aoun when it comes to public art ideas — murals or dig­ital video games. Starting tonight, Krentzman Quad will be trans­formed into a larger-​​than-​​life out­door arcade, with three dif­ferent video games avail­able to play on over­sized LED screens. OhHeck­Yeah @ North­eastern begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

3Qs: The legacy of Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, the long­time ESPN sports­caster, died Sunday at the age of 49 after a seven-​​year battle with cancer. Here, Charles Foun­tain, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, dis­cusses Scott’s legacy as one of sports broadcasting’s sig­na­ture voices.

The storytelling and popularity of Serial

The true crime pod­cast from This Amer­ican Life “takes us back to one of the most basic tenets of sto­ry­telling: sus­pense,” says jour­nalist Dina Kraft, asso­ciate pro­gram coor­di­nator of Northeastern’s Media Inno­va­tion program.