Art and Culture

As a dancer, she loves that she can express anything through dance.

As a professional ballet dancer for the past two decades, Kathleen Breen Combes grew accustomed to changing directions on a dime. She did it since she was 18—floating across the stage during productions of Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake, among many others. Breen Combes ended her 16-year-old career at the Boston ballet with a final performance of ELA, Rhapsody in Blue on...

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poetry

Nothing is a better medium to express your emotions and feelings than soulful songs and beautiful poetry. Northeastern University’s own professor, Margaret Burnham, likes to organise events surrounding this expression of emotions. She is the professor of Law, and the one to orchestrate a special event which mainly focused on music and poetry. It was to pay tribute to those nine people who got killed...

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behind

Northeastern University saw Katherine Boo speak about her book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. The students and the other members of the Northeastern Community heard her resourceful insights about the people, places, and inequalities in India. India is actually the inspiration behind her book.   The book was included in the University’s...

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Literature

On the death of the very famous novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alan West Duran, an associate professor of Northeastern University discussed the award-winning author’s life, literature, and legacy.   Marquez’s book One hundred years of solitude is an appealing novel in Literature Studies. It consists of the genre of magical realism which is quite often considered synonymous with the literature of Latin America. There are many other...

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Almost everyone has heard of, read, or watched some of the other adaptation of books written by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice being one of her most famous books and has been adapted into many movies. She wrote books about women; all her protagonists are women, and these women are smart, witty, and well-read. Although her books may have sold over millions of copies today,...

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cookbook

Romance in the kitchen, as fascinating as it sounds, is not a ‘never ever land’ for this young couple. Julien Levesque and Kenzie Swanhart had just graduated from Northeastern when they decided to release The New Newlywed Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Every Couple to Cook Together to unite people through the joys of cooking and eating.     They were trying the Paleo diet for the first time,...

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Community

We are moving towards a society which is coming together globally and not just for trade, but also as a community. The concept of globalisation is usually used for trade, which is one of the reasons behind communities getting so much integrated with each other.   There is a beauty in this diversity. People from different backgrounds and communities come together to solve global problems, or work...

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Shakespeare

Snell Library at the Northeastern University transformed itself into a class with an interactive session where a dozen home-schooled kids learned about Shakespeare and its history. An assistant professor of English, Erika Boeckeler, and University’s Library Staff arranged an event for children who participated in the non-profit program called All the World’s Stage Players. The program aims to teach home-schooled students about Shakespeare and  educate...

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jimmy fallon

Out of all the publicity creative stunts, this one right here might be the cutest and most hilarious of all. Halle O’ Conor, a Northeastern University student, is seen to be traveling abroad with Jimmy Fallon. Being the host of The Tonight Show, he doesn’t require any kind of introduction now. O’Conor and Fallon, apparently, have traveled to three countries by now, halting in Switzerland,...

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On the path to being an artist, there is no better guide than a mentor.

Any two art professors or artists will always work differently. Julia Hechtman and Tony Luong, art professors at Northeastern University, have different takes on how things work. Hechtman specialises in interdisciplinary art, such as video and animation. Luong is a photographer by trade. The only thing they have in common is that they both serve as faculty mentors. And when they rewind their artistic journeys...

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