Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Clara Faulkner

Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor

Clara Faulkner wears multiple hats at the Beacon, serving as both the Business Director and the Living Arts Editor. Prior to assuming these roles, she demonstrated her expertise as an assistant editor, specializing in living arts—a domain she is deeply passionate about, fueled by her love for pop culture and entertainment. Additionally, Clara served as a writer for the Boston Globe, Boston.com, is a part of NBCUniversal Entertainment Group, and contributed to the music team at Intersect Magazine. In addition to her editorial responsibilities, Clara actively participates in various campus organizations, including SPJ, Associate Entertainment Producer at WEBN-TV, programming director at WECB. fm, and AEPHI. Outside of her writing pursuits, Clara immerses herself in culinary exploration, cinematic enjoyment, and language acquisition, consistently seeking fresh experiences and knowledge.

Latest from Clara Faulkner
Brooke Taylor and additional Girls State participants in Girls State, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Democracy gets a makeover in Apple TV+’s ‘Girls State’

April 18, 2024

When 500 young girls gather in one crowded room and begin to form their government, one might wonder, what could go wrong? Or, most importantly, what could...

The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

The acoustic vortex behind Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’

April 10, 2024

Lizzy McAlpine's latest album, “Older,” released on April 5, is a mesmerizing collection of ballads intertwined with irresistible sing-along adlibs....

Olivia Rodrigo “GUTS” world tour in Boston

Olivia Rodrigo brings her paralyzing thrill of ‘GUTS’ to Boston

April 3, 2024
From sequins to seduction, Olivia Rodrigo brought her “GUTS” world tour to Boston for two sold-out consecutive stops at TD Garden.
Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

Exclusive: Jesse McCartney chats dual ‘All’s Well’ EP and tour

March 27, 2024

College students who were raised on a diet of "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Suite Life of Zack and Cody," and "Horton Hears a Who!" are undoubtedly familiar...

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

JP Saxe brings color to the ‘grey areas’ of Boston

March 27, 2024

JP Saxe tends to love “a grey area.” On March 6, amid Boston’s rainy and dull backdrop, Saxe created a space that was anything but dreary and colorless.  At...

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Zac Efron and John Cena talk ‘Ricky Stanicky’

March 21, 2024
In a tale of childhood mischief turned lifelong deception, three inseparable friends concocted a clever ruse that endured over two decades.
‘Dune: Part Two’ Directed by Denis Villeneuve

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

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...

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...

‘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...

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Breaking the misogyny in motorsport

February 7, 2024

Formula One’s surge in popularity, alongside other racing series, has drawn a notable uptick in female enthusiasts. This rise owes much to the resounding...

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....

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...

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...

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...

“fruitcake” gifts the seductive holiday spirit

“fruitcake” gifts the seductive holiday spirit

December 3, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it seems Hallmark has called Sabrina Carpenter and given her this spirit’s secrets to create the best modern holiday...

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: the Hunger Games genesis

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: the Hunger Games genesis

November 26, 2023

Spoiler Warning Step back into the dystopian embrace of Panem as Suzanne Collins crafts a prequel that not only rivals its successors but intricately...

Alexander Payne transports and transcends Boston in The Holdovers

Alexander Payne transports and transcends Boston in “The Holdovers”

November 16, 2023

Against the charming backdrop of a New England boarding school, Barton Academy, a group of attired young men discover themselves lingering like snowflakes...

One night only: Lauren Graham at the Wilbur

One night only: Lauren Graham at the Wilbur

November 13, 2023

Where Boston leads, beloved "Gilmore Girls'' actress Lauren Graham will follow: The Wilbur marks the first sold-out stop of her “Have I Told You This...

An alchemy of a piano: Thomas Day at City Winery

An alchemy of a piano: Thomas Day at City Winery

November 1, 2023

From the ice rinks of hockey games to the fields of soccer, football, and baseball, Thomas Day has always mesmerized audiences with his talent. Yet, it...

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Liz Moody’s ‘100 Ways To Change Your Life’ is the handbook to health and happiness

November 1, 2023

Change remains an unwavering companion on our life's journey. The pursuit of self-improvement and to attain better health, happiness, and fulfillment is...

Exclusive: The “beach meets internet” fusion of Jakobs Castle

Exclusive: The “beach meets internet” fusion of Jakobs Castle

October 16, 2023

Jakobs Castle, a new fusion band, embodies the convergence of two seemingly disparate worlds, aptly described as "beach meets internet"— a term ingeniously...

Bruno Major: A constellation of mastery

Bruno Major: A constellation of mastery

October 9, 2023

I used to believe that witnessing a packed audience fall into complete silence at the first note of a song was a rare occurrence–until I experienced...

Exclusive: Bad Nerves is rekindling the rock ‘n’ roll flame

Exclusive: Bad Nerves is rekindling the rock ‘n’ roll flame

October 6, 2023

Hailing from the United Kingdom to Boston, the punk-rock sensation known far and wide as Bad Nerves has embarked on a daring mission: to infuse vitality...

Graphic: Clara Faulkner

From Emerson to the Edgars: Erin Dionne ‘99

September 20, 2023

In the world of literature, authors frequently gravitate towards a specific genre or style of writing. Nevertheless, the allure of entirely new and different...

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Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS”: a funeral of the modern day teenage girl

September 19, 2023

I was eighteen when Olivia Rodrigo released her debut album “SOUR,” and I remember it vividly. The album beautifully encapsulated the turbulent...

Graphic by Clara Faulkner

Exclusive: Iliza Shlesinger ‘05 is back in Boston

September 14, 2023

Transitioning from her Jimmy’s All Stars days to gracing the immense stage of TD Garden, Iliza Shlesinger ‘05 is set to embark on a triumphant return...

A night of intimacy and dreamy melodies: Cigarettes After Sex live

A night of intimacy and dreamy melodies: Cigarettes After Sex live

September 14, 2023

In the heart of the city, nestled within the confines of the MGM Fenway Music Hall, a transformational experience awaited the eager souls gathered there...

A musical metamorphosis: The Eras Tour

A musical metamorphosis: The Eras Tour

September 12, 2023

Spoiler Warning With its awe-inspiring grandeur, undeniable charisma, and repertoire that spans Taylor Swift’s illustrious career, “The Eras Tour”...

Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

April 26, 2023

Get ready for belly-aching laughter and heartwarming moments as "Strays," the latest comedy film written by alum Dan Perrault, hits theaters on June 9.  The...

The “Quasi” combo of cannabis and comedy

The “Quasi” combo of cannabis and comedy

April 20, 2023

Coming from the comedy troupe that brought you “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest,”  Broken Lizard brings a new take on the 1996 film “Hunchback...

Tim Gunn: Corporate, Couture, and Confidence

Tim Gunn: Corporate, Couture, and Confidence

April 12, 2023

Tim Gunn, the well-known fashion consultant and television personality, brought his humorous content and impeccable sense of style to Emerson in Tuesday’s...

Colony House “Cannonballs” into Paradise Rock Club

Colony House “Cannonballs” into Paradise Rock Club

April 5, 2023

Outside the Paradise Rock Club, fans of indie rock band Colony House felt the rumbling bass and heard the explosive energy of the band's soundcheck as...

The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

March 29, 2023

If there’s a discography to make you feel like you live in the movie series “Twilight,” it is Gracie Abrams’ debut album “Good Riddance.” The...

Fortune Feimster delivers delectable comedy set

Fortune Feimster delivers delectable comedy set

March 22, 2023

Ready for a night filled with laughter, a crowd eagerly waited outside the Wilbur Theater for renowned comedian Fortune Feimster’s comedy tour “Live...

Nessa Barrett rocks Roadrunner

Nessa Barrett rocks Roadrunner

March 9, 2023

A sea of young adults wearing bedazzled pink cowboy hats and black lace outfits braved the cold outside Boston’s Roadrunner on March 6, eagerly awaiting...

Claire Rosinkranz sells out Paradise Rock Club

Claire Rosinkranz sells out Paradise Rock Club

February 15, 2023

Rising artists emerge on TikTok every day, but only a handful break into the larger music scene and are given a chance to leave their impact on the industry....

Inside the 65th Grammys glitz and glamor

Inside the 65th Grammys glitz and glamor

February 9, 2023

Each year, hundreds of musicians are invited to a night to be honored for their talent, and every year, the night is filled with celebrity friendships,...

Swifties “polish up real nice” at two-night Taylor Swift party

Swifties “polish up real nice” at two-night Taylor Swift party

February 1, 2023

On Jan. 27, Big Night Live was lined up with Swifties dressed up as sparkling cats and fan-made costumes of Taylor Swift's music videos, as they prepared...

‘Emily in Paris’ season 3 receives harsh reviews for couture and faux-French culture

‘Emily in Paris’ season 3 receives harsh reviews for couture and faux-French culture

January 25, 2023

Spoiler Alert Season three of “Emily in Paris” released on Netflix on Dec. 21, and it is the most vivaciously hated season yet. Despite the corny...

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

January 18, 2023

Prince Harry's shocking separation from the royal family on Mar. 31 shook the world, and the new Netflix documentary answers all questions in a dignified,...

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

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...

Superstar teaches self-love in Love, Lizzo documentary

Superstar teaches self-love in ‘Love, Lizzo’ documentary

November 30, 2022

“Love, Lizzo” is nothing short of special. It is a reclamation of Lizzo’s identity as a rapper and soul singer.  On Nov. 24, HBO Max premiered...

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

November 9, 2022

After much anticipation, Selena Gomez's documentary My Mind and Me premiered on AppleTV+ on Nov. 4. The documentary chronicles six years of Selena Gomez's...

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

November 2, 2022

At midnight on Oct. 21, students all throughout Little Building were playing Taylor Swift's newest album on their headphones and speakers during the apex...