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UND and the Empire Theatre

UND and the Empire Theatre

Allie McAthie, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

For the past 101 years, Grand Forks has been home to the Empire Theater, a traditional movie theater in the heart of downtown. To someone passing by in recent years, especially after the terrible Red River flood of 1997, it may not have looked so special, but to Hal and Kathy Gershman it seemed a gr...

Stay positive and be active

Stay positive and be active

Olga Kopp, Arts & Community Writer

April 7, 2020

Hello all readers. How are you doing? Are you in self-isolation yet? I hope that you are trying to stay healthy and safe at home.    I wonder, how many of you are tired of news about COVID-19? Don’t get me wrong, it is important to know what is going on in the world, especially now. Ho...

Theater v. Streaming

Theater v. Streaming

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 10, 2020

How often do you go to see a movie in the theater? Over the past few years, the trend appears to be that people are more reluctant to see a film in the theater. The advent of streaming services likely contributed to this reluctance but is also changing how films are made and consumed. However, whenever...

Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country music to making pop music and is accused of producing less genuine art. Pop music’s bad reputation...

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

February 25, 2020

There are few things better than walking out of a movie theater in complete awe and loss for words from what you just saw. Science fiction, in my experience, accounts for a majority of those awe inducing experiences. Two examples stand out in my mind, Arrival and Interstellar. These films stand out in...

KISS concert

KISS concert

Staff Writer, Arts & Community Writer

February 25, 2020

KISS took the stage 43 years ago in Grand Forks and made their way back this Saturday, at the Alerus center.    “I remember playing at the University of North Dakota in 1977…” Paul Stanley said. “I want to find out where all the crazy people are, where all of the loud people are!...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer

February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land and First Man, have a distinct style and view of the world that firmly places Chazelle in the category...

The Herald

The Herald

Staff Writer, Arts & Community

February 6, 2020

History is the essence of our life. It can give us a fuller understanding of our past, of our common humanity and ourselves.   It is crucial for us to know the history of where we live. We can assume that many of you know the history of our town, Grand Forks.    In case you are n...

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

February 6, 2020

Early January saw the release of Hollywood’s most anticipated list, the Oscar nominations. Overall, I was quite happy with the list but some of my favorite films didn’t make the cut. I have plenty of opinions about the Best Picture and Directing categories, but I will focus on both the Leading Actor...

The Coffee House Community: Open Mic Night

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer

November 26, 2019

As I enter the packed building of Archives Coffee House and notice that everyone is crowded around the fireplace at the back corner of the shop, diagonal to the front doors. I make my way towards that direction of the coffee shop and notice that all of their attention is on a student holding a micro...

Behind the scenes of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Behind the scenes of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Staff Writer, Arts & Community

November 26, 2019

“There was a barber and his wife, and she was beautiful. She was his reason and his life. There was another man who saw that she was beautiful, a pious vulture of the law, who with a gesture of his claw removed the barber from his plate. Then there was nothing but to wait and she would fall, so sof...

Silver Warehouse

Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it,” said Stevie Wonder. Not everyone knows that UND has their own rock stars. Many of you know those men. They are walking near you on the UND campus, they are study...

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