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Nick Glover

Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor

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Beyoncé combines bluegrass, pop in new music

Beyoncé combines bluegrass, pop in new music

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
February 15, 2024
A photo illustration has a hand holding a pile of money in front of a property managers sign. Getting an apartment is expensive, and its important to plan ahead for the expenses that come with an apartment. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Apartments not cheap, plan accordingly

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
February 13, 2024
Toby Keith holds up a red Solo cup while standing in front of a microphone during a 2019 performance. Keith, known for his song Red Solo Cup, died on Feb. 5. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Toby Keith dies, American legacy stays behind

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
February 12, 2024
Taylor Swift accepts the Grammy award for Album of the Year on Feb. 4. Swifts album announcement during the ceremony was a selfish choice and took the attention away from other artists. (AP Photo | Chris Pizzello)

Grammys aren’t just Taylor Swift’s night

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
February 11, 2024
Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) sits at a table looking at a plan for a new furnace. Höss is the patriarch of the main family in the 2023 film The Zone of Interest. (Agata Grzybowska | A24)

‘The Zone of Interest’ feels lazy

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 29, 2024
Ryan Gosling (from left), Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig look at a screen on the set of Barbie. Gosling has been receiving far more praise for his performance as Ken in the film, where Robbie and Gerwig are receiving less praise. (Jaap Buitendijk | Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

The Oscars didn’t do ‘Ken-ough’

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 24, 2024
Junior special education majors Desiree Hancock (from left), Alix Sommers and Nicholas Hays talk as they walk past Cole Hall. The trio spent time discussing Arizona to help avoid thinking about the cold. (Nick Glover | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Cold weather fashion at NIU

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 22, 2024
A photo illustration combines two album covers, The Smiles Wall of Eyes and Goth Babes Lola. These two records release Friday in both physical and digital media. (Mom + Pop Records/XL Recordings via AP)

The Smile to return with second album

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 22, 2024
Avantika (from left), Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp and Bebe Wood pose with a camera on the set of Mean Girls. The 2024 release is an adaptation of a musical which itself is adapting an earlier film. (Jojo Whilden/Paramount via AP)

A guide to sitting through ‘Mean Girls’

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 21, 2024
Holt McCallany (from left), Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Stanley Simons and Harris Dickinson stand in a circle. The group of actors make up the main cast of The Iron Claw. (Brian Roedel | A24)

‘The Iron Claw’: not wrestling film

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 17, 2024
Alpha Phi coach Matteo de Leon sprays water into a tugger’s mouth. The second match of the women’s Tugs championships lasted almost 45 minutes. (Nick Glover | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Sigma Sigma Sigma stays undefeated

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
November 12, 2023
Director Alexander Payne speaks to an audience at the premiere of The Holdovers. The films plot may seem fast-paced at some moments, but the emotional elements drive the story forward. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

‘The Holdovers’ hits emotions, too slow

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
November 12, 2023
From left: Sofia Coppola, Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi pose at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The A24 film delves into the life of Priscilla Pressley. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

‘Priscilla’ highlights power imbalance

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
November 7, 2023
The cartoon for this column has been banned. In a country that supposedly values free speech, books should not be banned so easily. (Nick Glover | Northern Star)

[Photo] Book bans harm students

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
September 28, 2023
The movie poster for Stop Making Sense, which features a man in a yellow colored suit staring into the distance. The film hit its 40-year anniversary and has been showing in select theaters across the country. (Amazon Prime Video)

‘Stop Making Sense’ makes sense

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
September 25, 2023
An audience member holding up a phone to record a concert. While it can be good to capture moments of a concert on a camera, it is also important to be in the moment with the artist. (Courtesy of Wikicommons)

Stop using your phone at concerts

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
September 10, 2023
The Sept. 1 fire at the former Fanatico restaurant building was deemed an arson, and three people were arrested. (Getty Images)

Former Fanatico restaurant fire deemed arson

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
September 8, 2023
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in 2018. Ed Sheeran has a new album releasing next Friday.

Look out for new albums, novel next week

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
April 27, 2023
Ahmad Jamal plays the piano while James Cammack plays bass. Ahmad Jamal passed away on Sunday. (Wikimedia Commons)

Best works of late pianist Ahmad Jamal

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
April 19, 2023
The cast of Air Chris Messina (left), Marlon Wayans, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Matt Damon, Julius Tennon, Jason Bateman and Chris Tucker during the premiere of the film. Air releases next week along with the other pieces of content on this list.

Next week’s releases will be hit or miss

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
March 30, 2023

CAB to host free drag show for students

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
March 23, 2023
The bassist and guitarist of Manchester Orchestra playing on stage during a show.

Greats return, pay homage to classics

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
March 2, 2023
Lil Yachty performs on stage at FEQ, a massive festival held in Quebec, Canada.

Move over Yacht rock, Yachty rock is here

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 31, 2023
Long curving rows of red theater seats with a dark background.

Film review: ‘M3GAN’

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 24, 2023
Award-winning and chart-topping artist Billie Eilish will make her Disney+ debut with Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, a cinematic concert experience, premiering globally on Friday, September 3. Fresh off the heels of her brand-new album, Happier than Ever, the Disney+ original will feature an intimate performance of every song in the albums sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl.

Coming out next week: Jan. 23-27

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
January 19, 2023
Takeoff, of Migos, arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 10, 2019. A representative confirms that rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting outside of a Houston bowling alley early Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was part of Migos along with Quavo and Offset. He was 28. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Takeoff leaves behind legacy in Atlanta rap

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
November 7, 2022
The Ellwood Mansion is available for individuals to sign up for guided tours.

DeKalb day planner: Nov. 5

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor
November 2, 2022
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