Stories by Justin Curto

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Many TV critics have a set of tools at the ready for their job: the 5-star rating, the genre label and yes, the top-10 list. Not Emily Nussbaum.

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SNL cast member and writer Michael Che headlined A&O and NSTV's stand-up show on Wednesday, but it was a 75-year-old professor who stole the show.

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Julio Torres will open for Michael Che at A&O's spring stand-up event on Wednesday.

Too drunk to remember what Dillo Day looked like? We've got you covered.

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You may not think you can make it to Reading Week, but with any one of these entertainment events, you definitely can.

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NBN spoke with the Battle of the DJs winners, who perform as Onnij & Ouyang. The duo will perform before Gramatik on the main stage.

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NBN spoke with the leader of the Battle of the Bands winner, Prez Harris himself. His band will open the main stage, performing before Porches.

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NBN spoke with Bienen junior Brock Stuessi, the general manager for WNUR, for all the details about this year’s WNUR stage lineup.

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NBN spoke to three members of Mayfest Productions to find out everything you need to know about Saturday.

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A&O knows you love watching Saturday Night Live clips the morning after the show – now, you can watch the comedy happen live.

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"'Follow the rats’ — that’s my new life mantra.”

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She’s worked with all your favorites – now, watch Aparna Nancherla perform solo at A&O and SASA’s Night of Comedy.

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Their first album is called Slow Dance in the Cosmos, and that’s what you’ll feel like doing when Porches opens the Dillo Day main stage.

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A&O and SASA announce Night of Comedy with comedian and actor Chris Gethard next Monday.

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An annual outdoor folk and bluegrass festival in honor of a SEED member.

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You know the drill by now. We tell you the cool things going on. You go to them.

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Mayfest announces rapper D.R.A.M. as Dillo daytime headliner.

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The rapper is the first solo woman announced for Dillo Day since 2015.

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Danielle Allen, Harvard’s James Bryant Conant University Professor, found another parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.

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MGMT, the most-requested artist on this year’s Mayfest survey, will headline Dillo Day on May 20.

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Margaret Glaspy and the Sanctified Grumblers will play at this year's PhilFest.

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This week features talents on campus, world renowned poets, an award-winning cinematographer and some arts after dark at the Art Institute.

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“That’s the power of theater, is that you come for entertainment and you get entertainment, but what you also take away, that changes you and affects your life in ways that just normal moments can’t.”

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Jeremih gave a good performance that revolved around Chicago, “the ladies” and his fans during A&O Ball.

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The headliner announcement for Ball comes as no surprise to Jeremih fans who kept up with A&O’s hints on Facebook.

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A&O Productions announces Aminé as its opener for Ball on April 21.

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Mayfest announced Slovenian DJ Gramatik as Dillo Day's second-to-last mainstage act.

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Take some time to check out the on-campus entertainment for the week.

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NBN talks with two of the directors of Lipstick Theatre's Burlesque.

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I took it upon myself to find every teeth reference Lorde has made in her music and analyze each one.

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A&O, CTSS, Inspire Media and Rainbow Alliance will bring Moonlight writer and director Barry Jenkins to campus for a screening of the film and a discussion.

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Check out these three student group performances to keep you entertained this weekend.

In the midst of Winter Quarter drudgery, students still found ways to relax, have fun and broaden their horizons.

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Sandstorm too wild, folks.

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We put a GoPro on a dancer for the start of DM. (It was pretty wild.)

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Samantha Bee talked to a sold-out crowd of ~1,000 NU students during (ironically), Trump's first congressional address.

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Finals week is coming, but we have some entertaining events to distract you from impending doom.

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Purple Crayon Players and local playwright Anne Negri introduce the world to a new Robin Hood – a young woman who gives away food.

Weinberg senior Arpan Doshi crafts elaborate meals for other students out of his apartment.

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There are plays with distinct political messages – plays like Urinetown: The Musical. Then, there are plays with less direct messages, like Columbinus.

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Now that things are looking up, why not enjoy yourself? Check out some on-campus music, art or theater.

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"I think in times like these, when tensions are high and fear is high, we all need to laugh."

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A&O Benefit concert to support AMASE, a local group that teaches music and art to kids with special needs.

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The Dolphin Show celebrates its 75th year with a '60s-inspired rock musical featuring a man-eating plant.

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Student by day, guitarist and vocalist by night: Ryan Lammers and his band, August Hotel, are taking the midwestern music scene by storm.

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Week Two means it’s the end of Winter Recruitment, and that entertainment events are far and few between. Here are a few to hold you over till next week.

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See a movie, appreciate some art and hit up the museum scene while you still have time.

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Year in Media 2016: LEMONADE

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Year in Media 2016: David Bowie dies

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Jonathan Holloway is the dean of Yale College, the undergraduate college of arts and sciences at Yale University.

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ASG senators presented a bill that would call for Northwestern to be declared a sanctuary campus in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president.

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A 10-minute mobile play about Obama's right-hand man, written and performed by two students, makes its way across campus.

Election Day 2016 is finally here. We're gauging how students feel, and this page will be updated throughout the day with new videos.

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“You’re not immune to this world,” Fiasco said. “Alcohol, drugs, women, all that stuff existed before rap. All that stuff existed before Islam.”

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"Life is this fragile gift, and it’s so amazing and weird and funky, and so let’s just enjoy it."

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If you couldn’t make it to any of the day’s festivities, no worries – NBN has you covered with recaps of three talks and panels.

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Follow one freshman's attempt to avoid the freshman 15 one dance move at a time.

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The Supreme Court may have decreed same-sex marriage a constitutional right, but that hasn’t solved the issue of supporting same-sex marriage for Christian organizations. For Northwestern InterVarsity – a campus group focused on Christian ministry – this issue returned to the spotlight a few weeks ago.

From the parade to the football game, here's NBN's photo coverage of Homecoming 2016.

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Taiwanese American Students Club turned the Louis Room in Norris into a Taiwanese Night Market on Oct. 15.

"The other day I walked into the bathroom and there was a piece of bread on the toilet."

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Why worry about midterms and shin splints during your walk between classes, when you blast these custom playlists?

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There wasn’t a red carpet or paparazzi, but for a group of students, the Jones Great Room turned into a movie premiere on Sunday night.

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The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian organized a concert to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

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Stoddart won for research that led to the creation of tiny molecular machines.

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The Chicago Humanities Festival brings luminaries like Gloria Steinem, Maureen Dowd and Trevor Noah to the city – and to Northwestern – over the next couple weeks.

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Kehlani’s voice was the showstopper as she belted notes and switched from R&B to neo-soul and even rap.