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Assortment of rappers and musicians accompanying Kanye West on the porch of his recreated childhood home.

Album review: ‘Donda’

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer September 17, 2021

Kanye West’s 10th solo album “Donda” was released on Aug. 29 after much anticipation. The album had been delayed multiple times after it was originally set to be released on July 24. Various listening events were held leading up to the actual release...

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‘Through Every Fiber’ exhibit opens at Pick Museum of Anthropology

Brandon Montemayor , Lifestyle writer September 16, 2021

DeKALB — Enter a cultural melting pot and gain an understanding of the textile workings that go into making anything from rugs to clothing with the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s “Through Every Fiber” exhibit.  The free-to-attend exhibit, which...

Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, will host its annual Fall Fest Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be able to listen to live music, food and raffles.

Blumen Gardens to host annual Fall Fest

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer September 15, 2021

SYCAMORE – Blumen Gardens will be hosting its annual Fall Fest on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year will be the third year that the Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., has hosted Fall Fest. This event will include live music, food,...

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Film review: ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer September 14, 2021

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” the 25th film installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a strong introduction to general audiences of a deep-cut character while also giving a new redeeming rendition of a fan-favorite...

This is Sassafras, the 1-year-old tortoiseshell.

Tails pet of the week: Sassafras

Northern Star Staff September 14, 2021

DeKALB – The Tails Humane Society’s pet of the week for Sept. 14 is a 1-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Sassafras. Sassafras is a sweet cat who is shy at first but warms up to you after receiving pets and treats. She is great with older children,...

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Ellwood House to host ‘Wine on the Terrace’

Northern Star Staff September 13, 2021

DeKALB — DeKalb’s historic Ellwood House will host its “Wine on the Terrace” event from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 18. The event will take place on the Ellwood House terraces and gardens, 420 Linden Plaza, and will “offer a picturesque setting for an...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #20

Lifestyle staff September 12, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist:  Jacob’s picks  Turnstile - “MYSTERY” Boldy James, The Alchemist, Benny The Butcher - “Brickmile To Montana” Halsey - “You asked for this”  Hardcore...

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Film review: ‘Together’

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer September 11, 2021

“Together” is a unique comedy-drama that deals with the ups and downs of a problematic couple’s relationship during the COVID-19 lockdown.  The film addresses many common relationship issues like controversial topics involving the pandemic and...

Mission, NIU's live mascot, will retire Saturday during the football game against Wyoming. Mission's replacement

NIU Mission set to retire Saturday

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor September 10, 2021

DeKALB — NIU’s first official live mascot, Mission, will retire in ceremonial fashion on Sept. 11, when the football Huskies play their home opener against the University of Wyoming Cowboys, serving as a transition for the new Mission.  The new...

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Album review: ‘GLOW ON’

Brandon Montemayor , Lifestyle writer September 10, 2021

Baltimore hardcore outfit Turnstile have released their third full-length studio album “GLOW ON” to much fanfare. Having already received positive reviews from the likes of NPR and AltPress, the album capitalizes on the success of the band’s previous...

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Roar-In’ Car Cruise returns to DeKalb

Madelaine Vikse , Lifestyle writer September 9, 2021

DeKALB – The Lions of Illinois Foundation will be hosting the third annual Roar-In’ Car Cruise from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at 700 N. Peace Road and is free to the public. It is $10 to register to participate in the...

The Egyptian Theatre is bringing back BOO'ze & Spirits Tours starting Sept. 24.

BOO’ze & Spirits Tours Returning to the Egyptian

Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle writer September 9, 2021

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre will be returning this fall with three BOO’ze & Spirits Tours, providing a perfect opportunity for fans of historical stories and haunted houses. The events will be held Sept. 24, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 at 8 p.m....

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