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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

‘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

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
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 jokes and ridiculous plotlines, it's a thoughtless...

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

Royal fairytale turns to fiction in new Netflix docuseries

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
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, educational manner that leaves the audience questioning...

‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
December 7, 2022

No filmmakers have been bold enough to suggest dogs have fingers. Classical thought considers dogs’ forelimbs to be legs, making the phalanges on their paws “toes.” None until Charlie Compton...

Blue Men blew up Charles Playhouse

Blue Men blew up Charles Playhouse

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor In Chief
December 7, 2022

Blue Man Group seamlessly encompasses comedic acts and thrilling music to create the perfect viewer experience. From performers banging on drums puddled with wet paint to catching 30 marshmallows in their...

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

By Sasha Zirin, Staff Writer
December 7, 2022

Performance poetry is a social art form that can involve encouraging community.  At the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Emerson alum Myles Taylor ‘19 runs weekly poetry events with long-time poet Dawn...

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
December 1, 2022

Bad Axe, MI, is a town with a population of 3,000, where everyone is friends on Facebook and within two degrees of separation in Walmart. “Bad Axe” is filmmaker David Siev’s directorial debut,...

Superstar teaches self-love in Love, Lizzo documentary

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

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
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 “Love, Lizzo”, a documentary that focuses on...

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

By Vani Hanamirian, Staff Writer, sports
November 30, 2022

Every winter, frenzies of people gather in Dunkin and Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on limited-time holiday flavors. In the spirit of testing both my taste buds and abilities, I sampled each company's...

An installation at “Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art.”

Fuller Craft Museum serves food justice exhibit

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 16, 2022

Amid the inevitable deluge of overindulgent Thanksgiving-themed feasts, Instagram stories and Facebook posts rises an interesting question: what about the families who don’t have access to food? The...

Junior Mintt during the pilot of her late-night talk show.

The Junior Mintt Show brings Black, trans representation to late night

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

The Junior Mintt Show just taped its pilot episode on Nov. 3 at the The Bell House theater in New York City. The late-night talk show combines drag performances, comedy sketches, thoughtful interviews,...

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
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 life and presents the pop icon in an authentic...

Armored Storyteller is a role-playing game publishing company.

Armored Storyteller brings new purpose to role-player gaming

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

Zombie hoards. Aliens. Plagues. All of this and more can be found in games created by Armored Storyteller, a role-playing game (RPG) publishing company that highlights RPGs as a medium to explore the storytelling...

Robert Hansen, founder of Apollo Hansen Designs.

Student graphic design brand shoots for the moon

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 9, 2022

Apollo 13 may have exploded, but Apollo Hansen made it to the moon.  The 20-year-old marketing major, filmmaker, and fashion developer, also known as Robert Hansen, has rebranded marketing through...

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
November 9, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, rappers Drake and 21 Savage dropped the 16-track project “Her Loss,” produced under Drake’s record label, OVO Sound. The two have teamed up for a handful of projects before...

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

The annual Boston Asian American Film Festival was held in the Paramount Theatre from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31. This year’s program contained three narrative films, three documentaries, and various shorts...

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

A live comedy-variety show invites people of color to share their comedic talents through sketch, improv, and stand-up. The event, hosted by Stand Up in the Park, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at...

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

By Clara Faulkner, Staff Writer, Living Arts
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 of its debut. Following the album's release, students...

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

By Parker Garlough, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

In collaboration with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Emerson Musical Theatre Society will host a series of fundraisers to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. The annual event will begin...

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 26, 2022

This Halloween, the Emerson Poetry Project is providing a celebration like no other: a head-to-head performance poetry battle. The Spooky Slam, held on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Little Building room 227, is...

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The late-night city scene buzzed all around, but within the trolley walls, the tour group was in its own mystical world. Transported back to the 1700’s, participants of the Ghosts and Gravestones tour...

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