Mark Gartsbeyn is the managing editor for arts and sports at the Berkeley Beacon. He is a junior visual and media arts major with a minor in journalism.
Born in Minsk, Belarus, and raised in the Greater Boston area, he began at the Beacon as an assistant arts editor during the second semester of his freshman year. He's currently a digital video intern at NOVA at WGBH.
Gartsbeyn can be reached at email@example.com.
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By taking the time to step back and consider your own unique privilege, you make yourself more aware of what your role is in today’s social movements. You don’t want to accidentally overstep your limitations and further marginalize voices that are already beneath yours.
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I can’t help feeling like this world wasn’t made for me, that a Small Man is not a Real Man.
This month saw the premiere of Halberstadt’s newest show, The Launch Prize. Halberstadt, a 27-year-old and performing arts alumnus, has written several successful full-length shows in the past. This show netted him his first Boston Globe review.
The School of the Arts hosted two events with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, this past weekend. It sparked the first of many future collaborations with the international institution, otherwise known as Kunsthochschule für Medien, or KHM.
This past week, the Musical Theatre Society, or MTS, put on three performances of American Idiot in Little Building’s Cabaret. Around 80 people attended each show, filling the venue to capacity, according to director Joshua Shelor.
It consists of a long series of short skits, each a satirical take on experimental media. Lots of nudity, lots of violence, and lots of surprises.
Oh, the beginning of a new semester. It means new classes, new orgs—and for many, a new unpaid internship. No matter their major, these explorers of the corporate world discover a kingdom of copies and coffees, a realm of resumes and references.
Polly Carl, the creative director of ArtsEmerson, was named Person of the Year by the National Theatre Conference (NTC) last month for her/his work in new play development.
Imagine a typical visual and media arts student. Maybe you envision someone peering through the viewfinder of a camera borrowed from the Equipment Distribution Center, or hunched over a Steenbeck in the Ansin Building, meticulously splicing celluloid strips together.
Hosted by the school of the arts at Emerson, the temporary Fort Point exhibition included over 20 videos at 12 simultaneous stations, with most projecting onto screens and the brick walls of nearby condominiums. One small work found its home on a mailbox; another on an enormous black balloon.
Chasen Parker's upcoming short film, “E”, is loosely based on the Enron scandals of 2001, which caused thousands of employees at the American energy company to lose their jobs.
Nearly 120 students sat and stood in the small gazebo, with most bearing purple and yellow glowstick rings atop their heads and around their necks.
Here are some recommended bookstores, movie theaters, and museums, as chosen by Beacon staff.
This year has seen a profusion of creative and socially just declarations and celebrations.
Emerson Shakespeare Society's “Macbeth” was inspired by the philosopher Michel Foucault and the theoretical panopticon prison.
Freshman Aaron Dean Gartenberg—who colleagues described as a hard-working entrepreneur—started his own production company and media consulting business.
Though the play is written for young audiences, it offers universal lessons about friendship, creativity, and power.
“I find [Twitter] to be a great sandbox for thinking through ideas and arguments,” said Gay. “I live in the middle of nowhere so it’s a nice place to engage with other human beings.”
Jewish boxers in the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s were often revered in their communities, and were role models who demonstrated the capabilities of Jewish people through their physical power and upward economic mobility.
See the films that Beacon staff members think should win Academy Awards.
“People are like, ‘Oh my god, those guys can walk in heels better than I can!’” said Gelder. “There’s no law saying only girls can wear them.”
Maureen Shea, head of the theater studies program at Emerson, has a straightforward reason for deciding to direct "Uncommon Women, and Others": “Because it has a lot of women.”
Last week’s show included anti-gardening riots, a woman who lives off of bottled oxygen in a Lorax-like world, and a serial assassin that specializes in chopping off fingers.