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Projections transform Little Building into a work of art

Projections transform Little Building into a work of art

December 7, 2017

Eerie music, a growing crowd, a mysterious countdown projected onto the Little Building—it was almost a dystopian scene on Boston Common Friday night. When the countdown ended, an amplified voice introduced President M. Lee Pelton, who walked across one of LB’s higher floors in the form of a tin...

Senior’s horror anthology picked up by pub club

Senior’s horror anthology picked up by pub club

By Dylan Rossiter, Managing Editor: Business and Operations

December 7, 2017

Allison Rassmann recently invited her parents to an upcoming magazine launch party, but the senior writing, literature and publishing major is hiding a secret from her family. The Tuesday "launch" at the Bill Bordy Theater is actually for her first published book, Under Floorboards, Under Skin....

Hometown hip-hop: Regional influences in rap

December 6, 2017

As a general rule, the way a rapper sounds is a good indication of where they are from. Over the years, the distinct styles of hip-hop invented in the early days of the genre—the sample-driven drum beats of classic New York rap, the smooth synths and flutes of California G-funk—have becom...

The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.

The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.

December 6, 2017

Dane Shubert ‘13 could have made a one-to-four minute movie for his Visual and Media Arts Production class freshman year. Instead, he brought a 32 minute drama to class that is still being viewed seven years later. Alongside his roommates and friends, he created Emerson’s cult classic, Love...

Projections transform Little Building into a work of art

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2017

    Eerie music, a growing crowd, a mysterious countdown projected onto the Little Building—it was almost a dystopian scene on Boston Common Friday night. When the countdown ended, an amplified voice introduced President M. Lee Pelton, who walked across one of LB’s higher floors in the ...

The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.

The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.

By Ally Rzesa

November 29, 2017

Dane Shubert ‘13 could have made a one-to-four minute movie for his Visual and Media Arts Production class freshman year. Instead, he brought a 32 minute drama to class that is still being viewed seven years later. Alongside his roommates and friends, he created Emerson’s cult classic, Love. Bac...

Hometown hip-hop: Regional influences in rap

By Joseph Green

November 29, 2017

As a general rule, the way a rapper sounds is a good indication of where they are from. Over the years, the distinct styles of hip-hop invented in the early days of the genre—the sample-driven drum beats of classic New York rap, the smooth synths and flutes of California G-funk—have become synonymous...

Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy

Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy

November 22, 2017

David France, the director of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, said the film’s production team developed a community outreach campaign to create free screenings of the film across the nation. Ninety of the 140 screenings were cancelled due to allegations against the director of using anot...

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

November 22, 2017

Claire Foley didn't know how to play guitar, had never written music, or performed with a band. But a little over a year after starting out at open mic nights the sophomore and their band, Ultra Chapelle, is set to open for singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos on Friday at the Cabaret.   "It's real...

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

By Dylan Rossiter, Managing Editor: Business and Operations

November 15, 2017

Claire Foley didn't know how to play guitar, had never written music, or performed with a band. But a little over a year after starting out at open mic nights the sophomore and their band, Ultra Chapelle, is set to open for singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos on Friday at the Cabaret. "It's really, really...

Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy

Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy

By Ally Rzesa

November 15, 2017

David France, the director of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, said the film’s production team developed a community outreach campaign to create free screenings of the film across the nation. Ninety of the 140 screenings were cancelled due to allegations against the director of using another f...

Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

November 8, 2017

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 may be best known at Emerson for her fiery orientation talks on consent and sexual liberation. A writing, literature, and publishing graduate, Friedman has produced two books: the popular anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and What You Real...

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