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A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper’s vanity project

A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper’s vanity project

By Natalie Busch

October 28, 2018

Elle chose Lady Gaga as one of its 2018 Women in Hollywood honorees last week. In her acceptance speech she said, “[Women] are not just objects to entertain the world … We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world, and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced.” Ironically, in the new hit film A Star i...

Globe festival features alumna’s film on parking dibs

Globe festival features alumna’s film on parking dibs

By Danielle Fineza

October 24, 2018

Armed with her camera and winter coat, Sarah Ginsburg ‘11 roamed the streets of Massachusetts during the 2015 blizzard and searched for the subjects of her new documentary "SPACESAVERS." The film played at the GlobeDocs Film Festival’s Life in Focus event. The short depicts various objects Mass...

Alum’s production company debuts with “Rock of Ages” national tour

Alum’s production company debuts with “Rock of Ages” national tour

By Ally Rzesa

October 24, 2018

Small-town girl Sherrie met city boy Drew 10 years ago on Broadway. Now audiences can meet the duo again in the Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour. Rock of Ages follows Drew, Sherrie, and others attempting to live their rock ‘n’ roll dreams while developers threaten to destroy West Hollywood’s Sunset S...

Junior turns Emerson inside jokes into buttons

Junior turns Emerson inside jokes into buttons

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

October 16, 2018

Students on campus can be seen sporting pins on their jackets and backpacks with professor Chester Lee and his infamous catchphrase, “If I may,” or ones that read “Don’t kiss fascists,” a quote from professor Ralph Trost. Both pins are references to professors at the Kasteel Well campus. ...

Alumna’s film highlights stress of social media, wins at festival

Alumna’s film highlights stress of social media, wins at festival

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

October 10, 2018

Ashley Zipperman ‘18 never imagined her class project would go on to win at the Burbank International Film Festival. Zipperman’s short film “Verified”—which illustrates the drama and pressure the internet creates for millennials—won Best Short Film by Women. The festival, held every year in Burbank, Cali...

SHEETS magazine pulls back the covers on sex and relationships

SHEETS magazine pulls back the covers on sex and relationships

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

October 10, 2018

Juniors Alison Michalak, Kamryn Leoncavallo, and senior Abbrianna MacGregor always discuss their sex and love lives together. So, it's unsurprising the trio started SHEETS Magazine—Emerson’s sex magazine—the first week of this school year. SHEETS is a digital magazine dedicated to “shar...

Alumni document phallic graffiti in Emmy-nominated parody

Alumni document phallic graffiti in Emmy-nominated parody

By Lilly Milman

October 9, 2018

When alumni Dan Perrault ‘09 and Tony Yacenda ‘10 pitched the idea for the documentary parody American Vandal to Netflix in 2016, neither possessed any television experience. Both said they worked freelance and odd jobs to just barely make ends meet, and Perrault was even picking up shifts as a ...

Review: Hamnet rises to greatness on Paramount stage

Review: Hamnet rises to greatness on Paramount stage

By Ally Rzesa

October 3, 2018

I went into Hamnet expecting a straightforward, one-man play about Shakespeare’s son. I figured it’d play around with Shakespeare’s family life or twist the meaning of Hamlet quotes similar to my senior year literature class. But the play shattered my expectations. ArtsEmerson’s latest...

Local bands burn bright at Fire House venue

Local bands burn bright at Fire House venue

By Lilly Milman

October 3, 2018

Senior Michael Papetti’s back tattoo depicts a small burning house—an ode to “Fire House,” the music venue he created in his living room. Last year, he began hosting shows from it. He passed the responsibility to junior Jacob Nakshian when he moved out.   Located in Allston, Fire House hosts “do-i...

Casale ’11 publishes feminist fiction

Casale ’11 publishes feminist fiction

By Damica Rodriguez

September 27, 2018

Jana Casale ‘11 published her first novel in April, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky— a story detailing the everyday life of the main character, Leda, who buys a book by Noam Chomsky, the “father of modern linguistics,” with the intention of reading it, but she never does.   The novel follo...

Freshman former Vine star turns to Instagram, YouTube

Freshman former Vine star turns to Instagram, YouTube

By Soleil Easton

September 27, 2018

Freshman Jay Zimmer had over 120,000 followers and 90 million loops on Vine, an app that allowed users to post six-second videos. Now, he posts sketch comedy videos on YouTube and Instagram, with roughly 15,000 views per post on the latter. The visual and media arts major’s popularity stemmed from a vine recre...

Alumna captures inspiration found in Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Alumna captures inspiration found in Hillary Clinton’s campaign

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

September 20, 2018

When Hillary Clinton saw Rebecca Morgan Brubaker ‘18 at a book signing, Brubaker told Clinton her idea for a documentary about the 2016 election. Clinton grabbed Brubaker’s hands and asked how she could help. The documentary, “To All The Little Girls,” highlights reactions from Clinton’s s...