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10 TV shows to bring you comfort

By Rachel Hackam
March 2, 2022

As the semester gets busier and stress levels rise during midterms, many turn to their favorite TV shows for a source of comfort in these chaotic times. Maybe you’re looking for something familiar to...

Documentary subject of “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” Joe Exotic

Ten binge-worthy shows that got us through the pandemic

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
March 17, 2021

Since the COVID-19 lockdowns began about a year ago, we’ve been given a plethora of TV shows to binge on streaming platforms. Whether it was a show returning for a new season, a brand new series, or...

Noah Centineo as Peter and Lana Condor as Lara Jean in To All the Boys Ive Loved Before.

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before: What Happened to Netflix’s Top Teen Franchise

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
February 17, 2021

For Valentine’s Day, Netflix gifted its subscribers with the third and final installment of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie series based on the book trilogy of the same name by Jenny Han.  The...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
February 10, 2021

February 14 is fast approaching, and the love-filled day stirs up quite a few emotions. Luckily for you, The Beacon has a number of movie suggestions for you to watch for each emotion you might be feeling...

Alumnus and comedian Bill Burr 93 received his first Grammy nomination for his new comedy album, Paper Tiger.

Bill Burr ‘93 receives first Grammy nomination for comedy album ‘Paper Tiger’

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
December 14, 2020

Emerson alumnus Bill Burr ‘93 will have his first ever shot at a Grammy early next year after his newest Netflix comedy special, Paper Tiger, received a nomination for Best Comedy Album.  Paper Tiger...

Director Sam Feder and actress-writer Jen Richards discussed trans representation in Hollywood in their documentary Disclosure

VMA and SEAL hosts Q&A Panel with director and subject of “Disclosure”

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
November 8, 2020

Disclosure director Sam Feder and actress-writer Jen Richards discussed the documentary’s analysis of the ways trans representation in Hollywood both empowers and endangers trans lives at a Q&A panel...

During production of The Last Dance, Gregg Winik (right), current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern prior to Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals.

Gregg Winik ’84 wins Emmy for docuseries “The Last Dance”

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 6, 2020

While documenting Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s, Gregg Winik ‘84 and the rest of the NBA Entertainment film crew joked that the footage would become either a...

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Emerson alum appears on late-night talk show for magic and comedy

By Julian Valgora
February 6, 2020

Alum Justin Willman '02 already had the idea of combining his passion for comedy with his showmanship as a magician before he graduated from Emerson. Willman is appearing on late-night talk shows 18 years...

Monika Davis - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Motion Picture This: ‘The King’ puts Timothée Chalamet’s star power to the test

By Monika Davis
November 9, 2019

Proclaimed “white boy of the month” Timothée Chalamet has dominated the last two years in cinema. After breaking into the scene with indie classics Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird, he seemingly...

American Vandal creators Dan Perrault ‘09 and Tony Yacenda ‘09 with Emersons screenwriting organization, SPEC. Photo Courtesy of Rachel Gaudet

“American Vandal” creators talk Emerson Mafia, Chocolate Cake City, and Lil’ Dicky at panel

By Annika Hom
November 13, 2018

American Vandal creators Dan Perrault ‘09 and Tony Yacenda ‘09 danced, joked, and took selfies with students at an Emerson panel where they shared production advice. Screenwriting organization...

Dan Perrault 09 (left), Tyler Alvarez (center), and Tony Yacenda 10 (right) on set of American Vandal. / Courtesy of Tony Yacenda

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...

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