‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 8 Roundtable Review: ‘No One’

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 8 Roundtable Review: ‘No One’

Each week, twins Adam and David Shimer analyze the latest episode of Game of Thrones from the perspective of a non-book reader. This week they discuss “No One,” but first they would like to assign some weekly awards: Tywin Lannister Memorial Award for Best Political Maneuvering: Without even appearing, the High Sparrow continued to control […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 7 Roundtable Review: ‘The Broken Man’

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 7 Roundtable Review: ‘The Broken Man’

Each week, twins Adam and David Shimer analyze the latest episode of Game of Thrones from the perspective of a non-book reader. This week they discuss “The Broken Man,” but first they would like to assign some weekly awards: Tywin Lannister Memorial Award for Best Political Maneuvering: Ten year-old Lyanna Mormont dominating her conversation with […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 5 Roundtable Review: ‘The Door’

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 5 Roundtable Review: ‘The Door’

Each week, twins Adam and David Shimer analyze the latest episode of Game of Thrones from the perspective of a non-book reader. This week they discuss “The Door,” but first they would like to assign some weekly awards: Tywin Lannister Memorial Award for Best Political Maneuvering: Euron Greyjoy stealing the stage from Balon’s bumbling children. […]

When music creates political change

When music creates political change

On their first US tour, Pakistani artists Ali and Saad Sultan spent two weeks in-residence at Northwestern. Sponsored by the Global Humanities Initiative, Saeed and Sultan were named Jean Gimbel Lane Distinguished artists.

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 […]

Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

In Captain America: Civil War, the latest in a long line of superhero movies, Marvel has once again shown its ability to present comic book characters in an adult setting. With the previews showing the appearance of countless heroes from prior Avengers movies, and rumors of even more characters appearing, there was some question as […]