Arts & Entertainment
A year out of Northwestern, Keith Miller ’10 was working at a youth mentoring organization and moonlighting as a model in New York City when he wrote a manuscript focused on Jay, a queer African American young man coming of age in the Deep South in the early 2000s. Now that manuscript is the basis for an animated short film and a two-book deal with Harper Collins.
Classical Music Meets Chickasaw Culture
As a child, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate was surrounded by music, theater and his Chickasaw culture. His father, who is Chickasaw, is a classically trained pianist, and his mother, who is Manx Irish, was a dancer and choreographer — so it was little wonder that Tate immersed himself in music.
Heather Headley ’97 brings down the house with her performance of the original song “Children of Privilege” from Northwestern’s 1995 Waa-Mu Show, Rites of Spring. In the years since her time in Cahn Auditorium, Headley has won a Tony Award for Best Actress (for the Elton John/Tim Rice Broadway show Aida) and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (for her album Audience of One). She also starred both on Broadway and in TV shows such as Chicago Med and Sweet Magnolias.
We Will. Celebrate!
Thanks to a community of 174,380 alumni, parents and friends from around the world, We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern brought in an awe-inspiring $6.1 billion.
Beneath the Paint
Dwight White II’s new mural in the renovated Black House is about what you can see — and so much more.
Pop Culture Curator
Juliet Litman ’08 always figured she’d be an English professor, not a pop culture authority. But thanks to a nudge from her Northwestern adviser, Litman is now The Ringer's head of production and a creative force in the making of pop culture and sports content and commentary that goes well beyond fandom.
Books for Your Winter Reading List
New works by Northwestern alumni challenge history, celebrate activists and uplift mundane, everyday moments.
Chatting with … Mara Lieberman
Mara Lieberman ’98 MA, executive artistic director of Bated Breath Theatre Company, created Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec, an interactive, outdoor performance that brings 1899 Paris to the streets of New York City.
Tananarive Due remembers watching black-and-white monster movies with her mother while growing up in Miami in the 1970s. “I just loved it,” says Due ’87, an award-winning fiction writer.
We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, which was publicly announced in 2014, set out to amplify the University’s local and global impact and to elevate its status as a leading teaching and research institution.