Bridging cultural divides

Bridging cultural divides

When I think of Northwestern’s social setting, I think of the cafeteria scene from the classic movie Mean Girls. “Here, you’ve got your freshmen, ROTC guys, preps, JV jocks, Asian nerds, cool Asians, Varsity jocks…” This sort of social polarization is all too common across U.S. high schools, but I was shocked to see the […]

Cello performance shatters conventions

Cello performance shatters conventions

“I make noise…” reads Okkyoung Lee’s twitter bio, and right she is. Lee’s avant-garde, experimental cello improvisation literally shook the structure of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum earlier this May. The performance was in conjunction with Charlotte Moorman’s “A Feast of Astonishments” exhibition, which has inhabited the Block for the past few months. The […]