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

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

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“Community” is the tombstone to the episodic sitcom’s grave

September 13, 2023

“Community” is the greatest TV show of all time.  Maybe you think I’m wrong—that I’m stupid or simply misinformed. The 10” x 10” sheet...

Pope and Cleo are the dark-skinned couple of my dreams

Pope and Cleo are the dark-skinned couple of my dreams

March 2, 2023

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the third season of the global sensation “Outer Banks” was released on Netflix. The action-packed family show follows a group...

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“Pamela, A Love Story”: In with the documentary, out with the biopic

February 15, 2023

Pamela Anderson, a media personality who took the ‘90s by storm, is finally telling her own story. Last year, Hulu released a biopic series called “Pam...

‘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,...

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10 TV shows to bring you comfort

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....

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

Ten binge-worthy shows that got us through the pandemic

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...

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

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...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

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...

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’

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...

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”

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...

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”

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...

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

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...

Monika Davis - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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