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‘Hocus Pocus’ should zap back into movie theatres

By Lauren Iverson | October 30, 2014

Halloween movies can be frightening anywhere, but the best place to experience them is in a dark theater with loud speakers and a massive screen.“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning to select theaters Friday and so should these classics.“Hocus...

DIY costumes have you covered

By Lauren Iverson | October 29, 2014

Overly sexualized costumes are on their way out and funny costumes are making their way in.Here are some do-it-yourself costume ideas that look fantastic without baring too much skin.Gumball MachineWhat you need:• Red pants or skirt• White shirt•...

McCartney death conspiracy lives on

By Kevin Bartelt | September 22, 2014

The ghost of Paul McCartney may one day haunt — or maybe it’s already haunting — the Northern Star office.Rumors of McCartney’s death began in 1966 after the Beatles’ bassist was supposedly in a fatal accident and was replaced by a lookalike....

Nick Swardson adds humor to true stories for show

By Lauren Iverson | September 16, 2014

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson aims for his stand-up to make the audience feel like they’re hanging out in his living room.Swardson will perform 8 p.m. today at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Tickets are $39.50.Northern Star: When did you...

Actors perform a scene in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” theatrical production Sept. 5 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The theater will showcase the movie on Oct. 31 as apart of its Horror Film Series. 

Classic ‘Rocky Horror Show’ adds actors, costumes, props

By Lauren Iverson | September 7, 2014

DeKalb | Virgins may not have noticed changes to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Friday.This year’s production includes actors, props and costumes that will be new to reoccuring attendees and virgins — the term used to describe a person who has...

5 ingredients or less: chicken

By Lauren Iverson | August 26, 2014

Chicken can taste pretty dull if you eat it all the time, but it’s easy to spice up with five ingredients or less.Coca-Cola ChickenThis is a simple way of incorporating typical items found around the kitchen in only a few steps. The recipe calls for:•...

Find time for new fall shows

By Lauren Iverson | August 25, 2014

Sorry, professor, but the start of fall semester means one thing: new television shows. With so many ending last year, keep an eye on these promising debuts.“Gotham:” Sept. 22 on FoxThose who have had a bad case of Gotham City blues since the Christopher...

Patience a must for cobb salad

By Lauren Iverson | July 27, 2014

The easiest way to make a cobb salad is to plan ahead.Cobb salad can be a more time-consuming meal to make than simply slicing up a few vegetables. But, the flavor of this salad and toppings make it worth the time. Cobb salads include so many toppings:...

Mouth-watering grilled desserts mix up your cold summer treats

By Lauren Iverson | June 29, 2014

Although grilling desserts sounds like a complicated and sticky event, with these simple instructions you can enjoy three tasty treats without dealing with the mess.Banana boat s’moreFor those who constantly crave s’mores, a twist to this summer staple...

(Left) Evil Step-mother (middle) Belle of the Ball (right) Queen of Hearts

Northern Nights: Disney Drinks

By Lauren Iverson | May 4, 2014

(Left) Evil Step-mother (middle) Belle of the Ball (right) Queen of Hearts

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife

By YouTube | April 22, 2014

“Trophy Wife” stars Malin Akerman as Kate, is trying to get along wth her husband’s two ex-wives while dealing with this mixed family. Other shows like “The 100” on CW and “About a Boy” on NBC draw viewers in with comedy and drama, and they...

New TV shows like ‘Trophy Wife’ need more episodes

New TV shows like ‘Trophy Wife’ need more episodes

By Lauren Iverson | April 22, 2014

There are at least three shows in their freshman year that deserve a second season.“Trophy Wife” on ABC, “The 100” on CW and “About A Boy” on NBC are shows that deserve to go on and develop a broader fan base.“Trophy Wife” stars “The...