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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Episode 107: L-R: Tassia Farmiga and Dylan McDermott in the AMERICAN HORROR STORY episode OPEN HOUSE airing Wednesday, Nov. 14 on FX. CR: Prashant Gupta / FX.

American Horror Story to shore up another season of scares

By Beth Schumacher | October 16, 2012

Who doesn’t like a good scare or two? The new season of American Horror Story premieres 9 p.m. today on FX, and it’s giving its fans something to talk about. Season one followed the twisted tales of the Murder House, the haunted house the main characters...

Orchard miaze maze is a local favorite

By Beth Schumacher | October 11, 2012

Halloween is quickly approaching, and Jonamac Orchard’s annual haunted corn maze is one way to celebrate the season. For its 13th consecutive year, Jonamac, 19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, brings this attraction to the city of Malta, and it has proven to...

Tim Burton shines again with Frankenweenie

By Beth Schumacher | October 7, 2012

Tim Burton’s eerie mind has done it again. His newest animated film, Frankenweenie, tells the story of a young boy, Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan), who makes videos starring his dog Sparky. Tragedy strikes when Sparky gets hit by a car, leaving...

‘Trouble with the Curve’ a swing and a miss

By Beth Schumacher | September 23, 2012

Here’s an odd combination: Clint Eastwood, a love story, Amy Adams, baseball and Justin Timberlake. Add that all together and you get Trouble with the Curve. The sports-drama, released on Friday, follows legendary baseball scout Gus (Eastwood). His...

Burger King gets creative with its bacon sundae, sure to squash any craving.

Try something different the next time you go out to eat

By Beth Schumacher | September 17, 2012

Looking for something more adventurous when going out to eat? DeKalb has several options to please your taste buds and introduce you to unusual yet delicious combinations. The Huddle, 817 W. Lincoln Highway, offers an item on their menu called bubble...

Chipotle Cultivate Festival comes to Chicago

By Beth Schumacher | September 11, 2012

No plans for the weekend? There’s plenty going on in DeKalb, but if you want a change of scenery, take a trip to Lincoln Park in Chicago for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The festival will play host to live music throughout...

Telethon encourages people to ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

By Beth Schumacher | September 9, 2012

“Cancer’s in for one hell of a fight.” Michael Douglas set the tone for third Stand Up to Cancer telethon, which aired commercial-free from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday on major television networks. The telethon’s mission was to take a stand for those who...

This piece is the Khon Mask from the Ramayana Play, a papier-mâché/glass piece from Thailand. This piece was feature at the Transnational Identity gallery in Altgeld Hall.

Southeast Asia shown through art

By Beth Schumacher | September 5, 2012

This fall, the Hallcase Gallery at the NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall is home to the Transnational Identity: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia exhibit. In connection with the Southeast Asian studies conferences happening this fall on campus, the Hallcase...

Defy gravity, relieve stress

By Beth Schumacher | September 3, 2012

The first week of classes has come and gone. Some professors may have jumped right into homework and tests, leaving the door wide open for that familiar feeling of stress and anxiety to come creeping back in. Where do you turn to for relief? Exercise....

YOLO is what you make it

By Beth Schumacher | August 28, 2012

To YOLO or not to YOLO, that’s the beginning of this semester’s question. The acronym, which means you only live once and which was made popular by hip hop artist Drake, has taken quite the beating from those who follow Jack Black on Twitter. A tweet...

Fourth film steps up

By Beth Schumacher | July 30, 2012

Flash Mob! The newest addition to the Step Up series, Step Up Revolution, follows the creative dancing styles of a flash mobbing crew who call themselves “The Mob.” The dance crew consists of younger residents living in an urban Miami community, where...

Gimme a break, Japan

By Beth Schumacher | July 23, 2012

Having grown up watching countless hours of television, seeing Kit Kat commercials was a pretty regular occurrence. Regardless of the way it was presented, the jingle always had the same tag line: “Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.” This crunchy,...