Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Arts

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....

‘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...

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
December 1, 2022

Bad Axe, MI, is a town with a population of 3,000, where everyone is friends on Facebook and within two degrees of separation in Walmart. “Bad Axe” is filmmaker David Siev’s directorial debut,...

Emerson graduate student receives first Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship

Emerson graduate student receives first Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
November 30, 2022

Some people yearn for scholarships. For others, scholarships fall in their laps. Graduate student Ying Gao is the first recipient of the Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship for Emerson College’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...

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...

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...

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

A live comedy-variety show invites people of color to share their comedic talents through sketch, improv, and stand-up. The event, hosted by Stand Up in the Park, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at...

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

By Parker Garlough, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

In collaboration with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Emerson Musical Theatre Society will host a series of fundraisers to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. The annual event will begin...

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 26, 2022

This Halloween, the Emerson Poetry Project is providing a celebration like no other: a head-to-head performance poetry battle. The Spooky Slam, held on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Little Building room 227, is...

Drumfolk

Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

By Karenna Umscheid, Assistant Living Arts Editor
October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and culture. It ran from Oct. 5 through Oct. 16 in...

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
October 19, 2022

A documentary recently shown as part of the Bright Lights line up interrogates the ethics of the documentary genre itself.  Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, “Subject” follows the...

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

By Ethan Cotler, Staff Writer
October 19, 2022

An Emerson alum’s indie drama debut film follows a group of teenagers on their journey away from home, exploring society’s expectations of young adults. From the mind of filmmaker Tyler Taormina...

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

By Samantha Deras and Alison Sincebaugh
October 18, 2022

The smell of white sage and the sound of jingling keys filled the Media Art Gallery on Avery Street on Oct. 14 as a Mexico-City-born artist displayed a new performance piece.  “Go Back to Where You...

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
October 14, 2022

At the intersection of Boston Common and the Public Garden, two of the oldest parks in America, lies the Portraits of Pride exhibition. The exhibition is itself an intersection in LGBTQ history, showcasing...

Sabrina Carpenter: emails I cant send tour hits Boston

Sabrina Carpenter: ’emails I cant send tour’ hits Boston

October 12, 2022

Sabrina Carpenter performed at Big Night Live on October 3rd with her "Emails I can't Send Tour." Carpenter's performance was incredible, including some of her top hits "because i liked a boy" and "Nonsense."...

Load More Stories