Stories by Marco Cartolano
From Saint Motel and Third Eye Blind to Wiz Khalifa and Smash Mouth, past Dillos have truly had some bops.
"Today we’re going to be reviewing the new Paul Schrader film, First Reformed."
Now that the end is near, I wanted to highlight some music by a few of my favorite artists that I haven’t put on a mixtape yet.
Deadpool 2 is a sequel with more of the same – and that's not a bad thing.
No, Hootie & the Blowfish didn't make the cut.
Not all of us have taken international relations – what does pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal actually mean?
"That’s a flamboyancy that usually is played up for a very regal effect, in this film it just feels a little lame because it’s so much more gritty and non-stylized as it would be in a posh British legacy film about 18th century lovers or something."
"Let’s get political: Today, I’m going to recommend some of my favorite songs about political and social issues."
The Fresh Films crew reviews this week's freshest film: Tully.
Take a peaceful mental trip to your favorite coffeeshop on this week's Monday mixtape featuring intimate tracks written by classic singer-songwriters.
Learn more about what the historic meeting between North and South Korean leaders that prioritized style over substance means for peace in the region.
Marco Cartolano, Elliot Kronsberg and Marcus Galeano review Avengers: Infinity War.
Bieber's breakout single is not unique – check out some of the hundreds of other songs with “baby” in the title.
Lynne Ramsay directing skills hold strong in this 90-minute rush of creativity and bloodshed.
"The concept interested a lot of people: That it was this world where monsters will eat you alive if they hear you, so you have to be super silent all the time."
Last Saturday marked the two year anniversary of the death of Prince. Prince Rogers Nelson changed the face of R&B with a string of massive albums during the ‘80s.
On this week’s Fresh Films, the gang discusses Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.
On this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano takes a trip through the history of electronic music.
Just one week and one day after Sky Patterson and Emily Ash's campaign and Justine Kim and Austin Gardner's campaign hosted their official launch parties, voting will begin.
The thing about Bruce Willis is that I get the sense that now at this point in his career, if Bruce Willis senses a movie is shit he won’t try.
On this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano belatedly celebrates April Fool’s Day with some comedy songs.
DM’s final special celebrity video brought some Purple Pride to end the night.
Coming up on Block 10, our study is at a crossroads. Will sex or shower reign for DM 2018?
"We really try to place food in places that we think make sense."
Sarah Koenig kept the nation on the edge of its seat on "Serial," but today she encouraged dancers to stay off their seats.
On this week’s Fresh Films, we talk about the Oscar winner for best foreign language film.
If you're anything like me, you dropped whatever you were doing when you heard that Janelle Monae released two new tracks.
“It’s such a bummer, all the different hand jobs that I could have been a part of.”
Our film podcasters on the movie everyone's talking about.
Student films, like the one you just heard, often rely on grants for funding. The Radio Television Film Department, or RTVF, introduced controversial changes to their grant policy.
We review our favorite past winners for Best Original Song on this week's show.
The Oscars may be coming soon, but the Fresh Films crew recommends the real best and worst pictures of 2017.
This week’s playlist focuses on my guilty pleasures, the songs that I thought I was too cool for when I was a teenager – which I was not.
From gooey ballads to pissed-off punk songs, this mixtape has something for everybody this Valentine’s Day.
Today we’re talking about the newest Paul Thomas Anderson film and best picture nominee Phantom Thread.
From the complex soloing of jazz to the layered sampling of hip-hop, instrumentals are more than just incomplete songs.
The event promoted Northwestern professor Héctor Carrillo’s new book, Pathways of Desire: Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men.
This week on Fresh Films, the guys debate whether I, Tonya earns perfect 10s.
Friendship can last forever, come crashing down or slowly fade away. These songs explore friendship from a variety of angles.
The guys of Fresh Films talk about Call Me by Your Name this week.
Last Friday, WAVE Productions hosted a free screening of Let the Right One In, debatably the best adolescent vampire romances of 2008.
Whether the disses be devoted to artistic rivals, former bandmates or cruel exes, these tracks bring the heat.
2017 was a chaotic and unrelenting year, but also a year filled with great music.
Marco Cartolano, David Gordon and Elliot Kronsberg share their thoughts on Amy Schumer's latest film "Snatched."
You probably know by now that Ben Shapiro will be on campus this week. But who even is he?
This week's Monday Mixtape is all about inspirational tunes to get you through finals and the end of the quarter
Tired of tests and papers? You could’ve taken a class that planned a film festival for the final project instead.
Written by an alum, Stick Fly will bring the experiences of wealthy Black people, often overlooked in art, to NU students this weekend.
Find some time listen to this week's Monday Mixtape and maybe get a workout in as well
The French hit the polls Sunday, choosing Emmanuel Macron to be their next president.
In this new NBN podcast, Marco Cartolano, David Gordon and Elliot Kronsberg discuss all sorts of films – good and bad.
This week's Monday Mixtape is all about calm tunes to get you through the #week7 slump.
College Democrats hosted Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage, as their spring speaker.
Country music gets a bad rep, but hopefully this week's Monday Mixtape shows you it's ok to like country.
Trump promised to end corruption in Washington during his first 100 days, but how is he doing?
Turkey's democracy might be in trouble after the country's recent referendum.
Celebrate the good weather and spring into some warm tunes!
In case you somehow don't have any midterms, this week in entertainment has enough to keep you sufficiently overprogrammed.
To celebrate Kendrick Lamar's latest album, let's take a look back at some of his previous hits.
A&O and Happiness Club teamed up to screen this '90s film starring product placement. But is this partially-Looney Tunes piece of art still relatable today (and was it ever)?
Start off your week with these cool songs about beginnings.
Cilento and Vinson believe that they have made progress in representing marginalized voices, but acknowledge that there is still more work to be done.
You might know Tom Perez won, but who did he run against, and what platforms did they all stand for?
On Feb. 28, registered Evanston voters (that could be you!) can pick between five progressive candidates in a primary election for mayor. Learn a bit about each one here.
It’s important to take a break and see some on-campus theater, dance and even opera from the Academy Award nominees of the future.
Jordan Peele's new film, Get Out, takes on the horror of racism in a unique way, but fails to keep the momentum going all the way to the end.
Who is the man behind the skeleton mask who apparently has the real power in Trump's presidency? We have the low-down on Steve Bannon.
A few (hugely) important contributions made by immigrants to American life and culture.
A quick guide to Sean Spicer, alternative facts and what the media is doing about it.
Why study for midterms when there are so many entertaining events going on around Evanston? Check them out this week!
Did the US really betray its biggest ally in the Middle East?
Deciding who will serve in his cabinet is one of the most important decisions that Donald Trump must make as president-elect.
The College Republicans' screening of Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics critiques Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan for his misuse of political power.
There were some great attempts at political victory, and a lot of unfortunate results. But they're all fellow 'Cats, nonetheless.
How can someone like Donald Trump avoid paying taxes for 20+ years? Here's the answer.
Did you know that Northwestern students can and have run as aldermen for the City of Evanston?
Political Union invited two NU professors to debate what the economy of the future could look like.