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Nasim Pedrad brings unique, uneven comedy to Meliora Weekend

SNL alum Nasim Pedrad performed an altogether unusual (and slightly lopsided) hour of comedy in Goergen Athletic Center on Saturday.…

Biographer Ron Chernow offers history and advice at Mel Weekend

Pulitzer-winning biographer Ron Chernow imparted historical perspective and life advice this past Mel Weekend, painting an unconventional but compelling portrait…

‘Gone Missing’ is frustrating and authentic

I’ve never found the topic of loss to be a pleasant one. Yet — while it was sometimes frustratingly confusing…

CT Recommends: Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald once said, “I always told everybody the perfect joke would be one where the setup and punchline were…

Our brain, language, music and how they all connect

I have always been fascinated by the ways in which music affects the brain in general But recently, I’ve begun…

Eclectic and electric: Pink Martini at Eastman

I was one of about five people my age at the Pink Martini concert at Eastman on Friday, so it…

With Photography Tour, UR Photography Club explores city

When sophomore Elissa Moy was planning UR Photography Club’s Rochester Photography Tour, she took inspiration from her weekly bus rides…

CT Recommends: Ismo

Most people are familiar with that old cliché: “It’s not the joke, it’s the way (s)he tells it.” Like most…

Not Vanilla: The new media on the block

Okay, reader, I openly admit that I am not that much of a gamer. I’m not a total stranger to…

Food, games, and poster board at China Expo in Hirst

Mooncakes, calligraphy, and traditional games were among the offerings by stations at the Chinese Students’ Association’s (CSA) annual China Expo,…