Post Tagged with: "Northwestern University"

28May
2010

Drinking Wine Like Grown-Ups

For the past couple of months, we’ve been touring the world of wine. We signed up for the weekly, introductory Wine Appreciation “mini course” at Northwestern University’s student center to start drinking wine like adults instead of college kids. Below is a regional run-through of what we learned, as well as descriptions of some of our favorite bottles, most of which cost under $15. This is by no means an exhaustive tour, but you have to start somewhere! The Basics Hold […]

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20May
2010

Q&A with Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi is an American foreign correspondent and former Iranian political prisoner. After her release in May 2009, she wrote Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, released March 30, chronicling her experience in Iran and her five months in Tehran’s Evin Prison. I interviewed Saberi for The Rotarian, Rotary International’s U.S. magazine. To read the full story in The Rotarian, click here.     Tara: You made a rule for yourself not to cry before your release. Why […]

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10May
2010

Paris, Circa 2008

It’s been a rainy week in Evanston, and on top of that, it’s midterms season at Northwestern. After I found myself five episodes deep into the first season of True Blood (thanks to Comcast On Demand), I started thinking about better rainy weeks. In March of 2008, I attended Northwestern’s weeklong International Media Seminar in Paris. We heard from the legendary former Life photo editor John Morris, correspondents and editors at the International Herald Tribune, editors at Libération, one of France’s […]

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28Apr
2010

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

As graduation approaches (signaling the end of my time inhabiting the North Shore), I have been frantically searching for opportunities to cross items off my Chicago Bucket List. This past weekend my mom was in town, and with her rented car we drove southwest to Oak Park to peep displays of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural genius — something I have planned to do for years. We arrived at the Oak Park visitor center and, warned the Unity Temple was only […]

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25Feb
2010

The Bloomsbury Group

One of Northwestern University’s hidden treasures is the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. It’s located conveniently right on campus and best yet, it’s free for anyone who ambles in. Still, few students take advantage of the opportunity to see art from Mapplethorpe, Michelangelo and Motherwell on display, all of which happened in the past year. We recently stopped in to see the current exhibit, A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections, which runs through […]

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24Oct
2009

A Compás (In the Rhythm)

One of the nation’s top flamenco troupes—Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company—visited Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and we managed to secure tickets before it sold out. Below are our reactions to the event. (Here’s a hint: We were mesmerized the whole two and a half hours.) To peek at what we saw, watch the video below (which isn’t actually from the show at Pick). Tara’s Take My flamenco background is by no means extensive—I’m the only one wearing a red skirt […]

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3Oct
2009

Liu Canming, Fashion Designer

“The idea of fashion and how we interpret it is based on culture.” That is how the Northwestern University host professor, Steven Fischer, opened the intimate, 20-person lecture with Chinese fashion designer Liu Canming last night. Liu stopped by the Kellogg School of Management to talk with a group of undergrads and grads (through a translator) about the literal world of fashion. Fischer had organized a set of discussion prompts for the attendees and Liu, most of which centered upon […]

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