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Alum film Everything Everywhere All at Once leads with 11 Oscar nominations

Alum film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ leads with 11 Oscar nominations

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
January 25, 2023

Tuesday’s announcement of this year’s Academy Awards nominations came as an impressive feat for the Emerson film community. Emerson alums Daniel Kwan ‘10 and Daniel Scheinert ‘09 continue their...

Dining Center of Emerson College

Transformed dining hall garners mixed reviews from student body

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
January 25, 2023

This spring semester, students have returned to the Emerson Dining Center to find several changes in both food quality and station layout—but not all agree on whether or not these modifications have...

‘Emily in Paris’ season 3 receives harsh reviews for couture and faux-French culture

‘Emily in Paris’ season 3 receives harsh reviews for couture and faux-French culture

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
January 25, 2023

Spoiler Alert Season three of “Emily in Paris” released on Netflix on Dec. 21, and it is the most vivaciously hated season yet. Despite the corny jokes and ridiculous plotlines, it's a thoughtless...

Emshakes directors look back on a fall semester of revitalizing classics in student theater

Emshakes directors look back on a fall semester of revitalizing classics in student theater

By Karenna Umscheid, Assistant Living Arts Editor
January 24, 2023

Theater is transformation and reflection, a mirror held up to one’s society in the most dramatic form. The productions of Emshakes—formerly known as the Emerson Shakespeare Society—are no exception....

Golden Globes: Jennifer Coolidge takes Best Supporting Actress, other Emersonians nominated

Golden Globes: Jennifer Coolidge takes Best Supporting Actress, other Emersonians nominated

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
January 22, 2023

At the 80th annual Golden Globes Awards held on Jan. 10, Emerson College was represented by several alumni nominees in various categories ranging from acting, directing, producing, and screenwriting.  Among...

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
January 18, 2023

Prince Harry's shocking separation from the royal family on Mar. 31 shook the world, and the new Netflix documentary answers all questions in a dignified, educational manner that leaves the audience questioning...

Timothée Chalamet as Lee (left) and Taylor Russell as Marin Yearly (right) from Guadagnino’s Bones and All

‘Bones and All’: the coming-of-age horror

By Sasha Zirin, Staff Writer
January 13, 2023

This review contains spoilers. “Bones and All” is a heartbreaking film that rattles the viewer to their core through its unique use of cannibalism as a metaphor for an uncontrollable addiction. Director...

‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
December 7, 2022

No filmmakers have been bold enough to suggest dogs have fingers. Classical thought considers dogs’ forelimbs to be legs, making the phalanges on their paws “toes.” None until Charlie Compton...

Blue Men blew up Charles Playhouse

Blue Men blew up Charles Playhouse

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor In Chief
December 7, 2022

Blue Man Group seamlessly encompasses comedic acts and thrilling music to create the perfect viewer experience. From performers banging on drums puddled with wet paint to catching 30 marshmallows in their...

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
December 7, 2022

Tremont Street was packed with people bearing gowns and glamor for poet and renowned feminist figure Rupi Kaur, who delivered a performance like no other at the Wang Theatre’s Boch Center on Dec. 6. “Rupi...

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

By Sasha Zirin, Staff Writer
December 7, 2022

Performance poetry is a social art form that can involve encouraging community.  At the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Emerson alum Myles Taylor ‘19 runs weekly poetry events with long-time poet Dawn...

Superstar teaches self-love in Love, Lizzo documentary

Superstar teaches self-love in ‘Love, Lizzo’ documentary

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
November 30, 2022

“Love, Lizzo” is nothing short of special. It is a reclamation of Lizzo’s identity as a rapper and soul singer.  On Nov. 24, HBO Max premiered “Love, Lizzo”, a documentary that focuses on...

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

By Vani Hanamirian, Staff Writer, sports
November 30, 2022

Every winter, frenzies of people gather in Dunkin and Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on limited-time holiday flavors. In the spirit of testing both my taste buds and abilities, I sampled each company's...

An installation at “Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art.”

Fuller Craft Museum serves food justice exhibit

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 16, 2022

Amid the inevitable deluge of overindulgent Thanksgiving-themed feasts, Instagram stories and Facebook posts rises an interesting question: what about the families who don’t have access to food? The...

Junior Mintt during the pilot of her late-night talk show.

The Junior Mintt Show brings Black, trans representation to late night

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

The Junior Mintt Show just taped its pilot episode on Nov. 3 at the The Bell House theater in New York City. The late-night talk show combines drag performances, comedy sketches, thoughtful interviews,...

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
November 9, 2022

After much anticipation, Selena Gomez's documentary My Mind and Me premiered on AppleTV+ on Nov. 4. The documentary chronicles six years of Selena Gomez's life and presents the pop icon in an authentic...

Armored Storyteller is a role-playing game publishing company.

Armored Storyteller brings new purpose to role-player gaming

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

Zombie hoards. Aliens. Plagues. All of this and more can be found in games created by Armored Storyteller, a role-playing game (RPG) publishing company that highlights RPGs as a medium to explore the storytelling...

Robert Hansen, founder of Apollo Hansen Designs.

Student graphic design brand shoots for the moon

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 9, 2022

Apollo 13 may have exploded, but Apollo Hansen made it to the moon.  The 20-year-old marketing major, filmmaker, and fashion developer, also known as Robert Hansen, has rebranded marketing through...

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
November 9, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, rappers Drake and 21 Savage dropped the 16-track project “Her Loss,” produced under Drake’s record label, OVO Sound. The two have teamed up for a handful of projects before...

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

The annual Boston Asian American Film Festival was held in the Paramount Theatre from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31. This year’s program contained three narrative films, three documentaries, and various shorts...

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