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'Dead Man Walking' brings opera to students

BY REBECCA GODWIN

“Dead Man Walking,” an opera created by Jake Heggie and Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is not your typical opera. This show, put on by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, was powerful, moving and far beyond the expectations of a skeptical college student.

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Famed Art Editor of The New Yorker to speak at Penny Stamps

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Perhaps no one is more responsible for the ascendency of comics than Françoise Mouly, Art Editor of The New Yorker. Mouly brought comics from the fringe underground of basement bookstores to the haute-couture of The New Yorker covers and museum retrospectives.

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Roberto Bolaño biography captures significance of late writer

BY COSMO PAPPAS

Maristain’s biography is a welcome and enjoyable salve to any inclination to write out the life of an author, as if writers in writing forgot to live or only did so by accident.

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Ryoji Ikeda's 'superposition' electrifies Power Center

Courtesy of Fidelis Fuchs

BY COSMO PAPPAS

Ikeda, who was born in Japan and now resides and works primarily out of Paris, is a world-renowned visual artist and electronic composer who has exhibited work and put up installations in many major metropolitan areas.

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Daily Book Review: Facts, humor and heart in 'The Birth of the Pill'

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

While we’ve advanced technology and medicine for the benefit of women, Eig’s story reminds us of the need to appreciate and carry forth the fiery passion women like Margaret Sanger had for the cause.

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Daily Book Review: 5 Books for the Literary and Lazy

BY ALEX BERNARD

Reading doesn’t have to be a chore though. It can be fun, like jet-skiing with Hillary Clinton or bungee-jumping from the St. Louis Arch. Or sleeping.

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Shadow-cast 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' to premiere at East Quad

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

This is the RC’s first performance of “Rocky Horror,” and LSA sophomore Katrina Hamann's directorial debut with the shadow-casted rendition of the show.

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