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Youth and New York in ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’

Youth and New York in ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / March 21, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  Wandering into the tiny closet-like store aptly titled The Almost Corner Bookstore in the Trastevere neighborhood...

Julio Torres’ ‘Problemista’ masterfully tells the story of a toymaker with big dreams

Julio Torres’ ‘Problemista’ masterfully tells the story of a toymaker with big dreams

By Sam Lawrence, Beacon Correspondent / March 21, 2024
Julio Torres’ new film “Problemista” promotes individuality in a world that often stifles creativity.
Jorge Arroyo on lighting design for ‘Eurydice’

Jorge Arroyo on lighting design for ‘Eurydice’

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / March 21, 2024

Boston Lyric Opera’s “Eurydice,” which ran its stunning production from March 1 to 10, has received much acclaim due to its stellar performance and...

An Instagram post announcing the return of Black Swan for the Spring 2024 semester.

Meet Black Swan, Kasteel Well’s magazine by students, for students

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / March 21, 2024

As Kasteel Well students approach the final weeks of their semester, they’ve likely already collected plenty of souvenirs and trinkets across Europe....

‘Drive-Away Dolls’: Blending crime, comedy, and refreshing queer representation

‘Drive-Away Dolls’: Blending crime, comedy, and refreshing queer representation

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor / March 8, 2024
“Drive-Away Dolls,” filmmaker Ethan Coen’s first movie made without his brother, Joel, is currently in theaters.
‘Pretty Woman’ takes the stage at Emerson Colonial

‘Pretty Woman’ takes the stage at Emerson Colonial

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / March 8, 2024

This article contains spoilers. Backdropped by a set of the Hollywood sign, the Emerson Colonial Theatre stage erupted into a riot of upbeat sound and...

‘Madame Web’ and the death of superhero films

‘Madame Web’ and the death of superhero films

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / February 28, 2024
Sony’s newest superhero flick, “Madame Web,” has turned out to be as disastrous as its predecessors. It has fallen to 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, citing a “predictable plot” and uneven execution.
‘Dune: Part Two’ Directed by Denis Villeneuve

‘Dune: Part Two’ saga expands with new depths and real-world themes

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / February 28, 2024

This article contains spoilers. Prepare to be immersed again in Frank Herbert’s “Dune: Part Two.” Director Denis Villeneuve delivers a cinematic...

Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Larios

The Theater Offensive’s “Queer Prom” brings together Bostonians to celebrate LGBTQ+ liberation

By Sam Lawrence, Beacon Correspondent / February 21, 2024

The Theater Offensive’s latest community-building event brought together some of Boston’s most notable queer activists and performers for a special...

Photo courtesy of Nile Scott Studios

Boston Lyric Opera draws on forgotten history with ‘The Anonymous Lover’

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / February 21, 2024

The onstage orchestra at the intimate Huntington Theatre lit up in a purple glow as they began the overture to Le Amant Amour, or “The Anonymous Lover,”...

The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall

The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / 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

By Carly Rick, Beacon Correspondent / 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’

By Lucca Swain, Beacon Correspondent / 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

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / 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

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / 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

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor / 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

By Georgia Bates, Beacon Correspondent / 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

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / 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

By Sam Lawrence, Beacon Correspondent / 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”

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / 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...