Every January, there's a 24-hour period in which Strosacker Auditorium is a sight to behold. Anywhere up to a few hundred people pack the seats and the lobby, many with sleeping bags, ready for a makeshift overnight auditorium campout. Guests both college-age and older are united, sharing a somewhat unorthodox common interest.
The Cleveland Play House took a different approach to publicity for their production of Backwards in High Heels. They created and executed a "flash mob" to promote the play, which runs through Jan. 30. Case Western Reserve University class of 2011 Theater and English major and Cleveland Play House digital media intern Britt Goodman was involved with this PR move and artistic venture.
The Cleveland Museum of Art recently closed a particularly unique exhibit, Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe. The CMA always hosts shows that explore a variety of artistic styles, and this one was no different. This exhibit was especially notable for its emphasis on pieces that would normally never be the focus of an entire exhibit, as relics are smaller and are not generally popular enough to sustain an entire exhibit, as opposed to the Museum of Modern Art's exhibit on Abstract Expressionism that is currently running in New York.
After a horrendous brain dump onto 20-page final exams and a four-week post-exam hiatus doing practically nothing, the Worst Case Scenario has returned! To everyone's pleasure, it's a new year and thus a new semester filled with personal campus complaints that, more likely than not, will be addressed and promptly forgotten.
Finding good places to visit is much like sightseeing in a new country. Often times, the best places are not the popular ones that you can find with a ten-second Google search, but are things that local residents have to direct you to. AsiaTown, or, more commonly known as, Cleveland's Chinatown, is definitely one of those places.
The University Program Board's second Spot Night of the year has enough potential to be one of the semester's best, featuring the young Philadelphia-based indie rock act Drink Up Buttercup. The line that ties their Yep Roc debut Born and Thrown on a Hook together is that there hardly is such a line, allowing for the band to explore a variety of styles.
Is going out for coffee or drinks a date? Sexperts say no. It is more appropriate to say you "meet" for these things, because meeting for coffee or drinks is just that��-a meeting. Such a meeting typically follows one of two modes. It can either be a screening session in which you get the chance to have a face-to-face conversation with another individual, or, especially in the case of alcohol-related meetings, it is merely a segue to doing the no-pants dance.
Following their successful event in November that raised over $600 for the AMSA Sex and Gender Group, ShowCASE has put on yet another event for a good cause. Replicating the setup of the last event, it was held again at the Jolly Scholar on Jan. 14 with many performers from the medical school and elsewhere.
For over a quarter century Joel and Ethan Coen have quietly become one of the most dependable forces in American cinema. Their last four films came out less than a year apart each, and each is within in its own right a sprawling odyssey, completely dissimilar from anything else in the Coen brothers' already considerable body of work.