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The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall

The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall

February 21, 2024

On Feb. 18, MGM Fenway Hall witnessed an enchantment as potent as the deep shadows cast by a grand, looming curtain at the center of the stage. As Mitski...

‘Duel Reality’ soars high at Cutler Majestic Theatre

‘Duel Reality’ soars high at Cutler Majestic Theatre

February 15, 2024

Quebec-based acrobat troupe the 7 Fingers performed “Duel Reality,” a thrilling show inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” on Feb. 7 at...

The return of Brittany Howard with ‘What Now’

The return of Brittany Howard with ‘What Now’

February 15, 2024

Leading up to the release of Brittany Howard’s new album “What Now” on Feb. 9, the former Alabama Shakes frontwoman seemed to become more and more...

Emerson VMA major captures weddings on film

Emerson VMA major captures weddings on film

February 15, 2024

Love, laughter, and happily ever after—this Emerson basketball player–turned wedding videographer is capturing it all through the lens of passion and...

‘Moulin Rouge!’ dazzles on Boston Stage

‘Moulin Rouge!’ dazzles on Boston Stage

February 8, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  On Feb. 1, the Citizens Bank Opera House stage lit up in a fiery red glow as “Moulin Rouge!” commenced in a flurry...

Emerson student film: A taste of whats to come this year

Emerson student film: A taste of what’s to come this year

February 8, 2024

The spring semester is well underway, and Emerson College’s student filmmakers are working hard to produce, film, and release films and TV shows in 2024.  With...

Hisham Matar’s ‘My Friends’ explores the value of friendship

Hisham Matar’s ‘My Friends’ explores the value of friendship

February 8, 2024

Carrying an inexpressible feeling in your chest is not a unique experience. Author Hisham Matar acknowledged this feeling in his life, one that led to...

‘Percy Jackson’: Diving into the demigods

‘Percy Jackson’: Diving into the demigods

February 7, 2024

From the captivating pages of Percy Jackson novels to the eagerly anticipated season 1 of the Disney+ series “Percy Jackson,” the demigod hero has...

Emerson alum M Sloth Levine’s ‘The Interrobangers’ explores queer survival through a culturally recognizable lens

Emerson alum M Sloth Levine’s ‘The Interrobangers’ explores queer survival through a culturally recognizable lens

January 31, 2024

On Jan. 27, “The Interrobangers” premiered at the Boston Public Library with the Company One Theater. This queer coming-of-age production draws inspiration...

Sofia Vergara transforms into the Queenpin: “Griselda”

Sofia Vergara transforms into the Queenpin: “Griselda”

January 31, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  “The only man I was ever afraid of was a woman named Griselda Blanco” -Pablo Escobar  The quote appears across...

Clara’s choice: best all-time Valentine’s Day films

Clara’s choice: best all-time Valentine’s Day films

January 31, 2024

As we enter the month of love, my cravings veer from the conventional rose-petaled dinners and the inevitable barrage of curious questions from friends....

“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

January 31, 2024

The long-anticipated album from ‘90s rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins was released in three separate increments, titled “ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three...

Music is cinema: 2024 Grammy predictions

Music is cinema: 2024 Grammy predictions

January 24, 2024

The musical landscape of 2023 is encapsulated in the essence of one word: cinematic. From SZA’s powerful “Kill Bill” to Billie Eilish’s euphonic...

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Resilience on Screen: Navigating the New Wave of Streaming Releases in 2024 Post-Writers’ Strike

January 24, 2024

From Michelle Yeoh’s latest gangster dramedy “Brother’s Sun” on Netflix to the highly anticipated release of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action...

Matthew Wong’s “River at Night” at the MFA

Matthew Wong at the MFA: using external and internal inspirations to make artwork that’s utterly his own

January 24, 2024

Artist Matthew Wong’s profound work, known for its distinctiveness and the ability Wong had to bare his soul on the canvas, is now on display for a limited...

Is the Mean Girls reboot as “fetch” as we had hoped?

Is the Mean Girls reboot as “fetch” as we had hoped?

January 24, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  Her name is Regina George, she’s a massive deal, and she’s back on the big screen.  Straight from the mind...

The 2024 Grammy Nominated Emersonians

The 2024 Grammy Nominated Emersonians

December 14, 2023

The 2024 Grammy Awards are set to premiere on Feb. 4, but did you know that Emerson alumni are involved with nominated work? Established in 1959, the...

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“May December” and the politics of scandal

December 13, 2023

Todd Haynes’ latest directorial effort “May December” has been making waves since its Netflix release on Dec. 1. The movie features the double power...

“Poor Things”: Nature v. Nurture rendered through sex, surrealism, and sci-fi

“Poor Things”: Nature v. Nurture rendered through sex, surrealism, and sci-fi

December 13, 2023

This article contains spoilers and trigger warnings.  Graphic sex, mutilation of corpses, attempted clitoridectomy—these are all things you can expect...

Exclusive: Seth MacFarlane, Brad Walsh, Paul Corrigan talk ‘Ted’ prequel

Exclusive: Seth MacFarlane, Brad Walsh, Paul Corrigan talk ‘Ted’ prequel

December 13, 2023

A talking teddy bear goes to high school with his owner in the ‘90s—what could go wrong? Premiering on Peacock on Jan. 11, the "Ted" series serves...

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