As midterms approach, students can be seen hitting the books all over campus. However, not all study locations were created equal: some settings can be distracting, while others can be terrifically boring. Worst of all, study spots can be crowded as midterms and finals loom, making it hard to concentrate.
Alone in your room with your significant (or not so significant) other, you make efficient use of your time together. All of a sudden, you hear your roommate jingle her keys outside the door. She enters the room. Awkward.
In any other time, a film musical featuring the songs of the Beatles set to scenes from the Vietnam War might sound just as cheesy as Cirque du Soleil's "Love." However, Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" resonates not only with the graying ex-hippies, but with the youth of America faced with the divisive Iraq War today.
There are some shows that are just hard to write about. It's hard to define your feelings about them, it's hard to sum things up and it's hard to be articulate and clever because you feel infantile and dumb in light of what you saw.
D'Lo steps up to the mike. She has a shaved head and a few piercings, and she's wearing a baggy hoodie and jeans. "The gods have blessed D'Lo with **** to say," she announces, and leaps into flowing free verse.