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Halloween Special Issue

Halloween Special Issue

October 30, 2014

Duolingo makes learning a language easier

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 20, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Words

Being bilingual is an important and necessary skill. It lets you break down barriers, discover a new culture, allows you to make new friends and could be the deciding factor in getting a job. Having the ability to speak more than...

Are You Kidding Me?

By Sanah Rizvi

February 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Lifestyle, Words

Elizabeth Glasband has been though some hilarious, bizarre and sometimes outrageous dates. From scaring her mother’s dates to being held hostage while trying to shop and to almost being imprisoned in Mexico, her book ...

Review “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” by Peter Hook

By Jonathan Smith

February 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Music, Words

The name Peter Hook may not mean much to the average music fan, but his work over the last 30-plus years will certainly conjure up great affection amongst many. Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook is the bass player, and founding member, of seminal pos...

Rowling lives on with new book, website launch

By Emily Merlino

April 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Words

Acclaimed “Harry Potter” series author J.K. Rowling is lending her magic to a new genre. “The Casual Vacancy,” Rowling’s first novel for adults, has no centaurs or wizards, but publisher Little, Brown and Company still has high hopes for R...

New novel “Fallback Plan” not worth your time

By Margaret Clayton

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Words

The recently released book “The Fallback Plan” by Leigh Stein considers itself a novel, but comes off as an extended journal entry. The main character, Esther, has just graduated from Northwestern as a theater major and...

Anthony Bourdain: Chef, author and BAMF

By Jeff Mitchell

September 14, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink, Words

When picturing alcohol-induced benders, drug-fueled frenzies, and debauchery of all sorts, restaurants are rarely what come to mind. It has been 11 years since chef and author Anthony Bourdain released his crude, bestselling book, “Kitchen Confidential: A...

The Hunger Games: The new “it” series?

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

September 7, 2011

Filed under Words

“Harry Potter.” “The Lord of the Rings.” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “Twilight.” The series of novels that have had audiences around the globe in a feeding frenzy for the past decade. Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” is quickly becoming the newes...

Light reading for diehard Red Sox Nation

By Kate MacDonald

April 7, 2011

Filed under Words

April is back again – the month baseball fans nationwide have been looking forward to as they endure the cold, bitter winter months. April is the month in which baseball fans have the most optimism because most teams look pro...

Life doesn’t have a script, Arkin doesn’t use one

By Margaret Clayton

March 24, 2011

Filed under Words

On March 1, Alan Arkin released his memoir “An Improvised Life.” A gray-scale cover photo of Arkin with hands folded, smiling and eyes closed in a button-down shirt has him looking like an elderly, but jovial grandfat...