The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 5, 2015

Film Theories: Tattoo culture in Hollywood

This body art movement has allowed Hollywood celebrities today to boast anything ranging from small wrist tattoos to full back pieces, and everything in between. They’ve become so celebrated that Ryan Gosling even got a tattoo of a hand dropping a bloody heart on his left forearm, despite negative response from some fans and studios.


Battle of the Bands hits a high note

“I really loved Jive McFly,” Catherine Amoriggi, a freshman marketing communication major, said. “I loved the mixture of funk and rock. I thought they had such great energy, and all of the band members had great stage presence. They definitely deserved to win.”


Sister orgs join together for ha-has and harmonies

“It was so cool going from comedy to singing,” freshman audience member Peyton Incollingo said. “The singing was beautiful and the comedy was so funny. I was laughing and crying at the same time.”


Campbell, alum, wins most promising young poet award

The Jamaica Plain resident said his poem, “Bioluminescence,” is about an environmental spectacle of beauty and intrigue. He said he was inspired by an article about the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand, which are renowned for their glowworms.

Opening acts: the real cost of paying to play

When Andrew W.K. comes to town, he always brings the party. The performer’s stop in Boston last month was supposed to be a night of his punk party anthems and signature floppy-haired head banging.


Academy recognizes alum's screenplay

Bickerstaff applied to Emerson as a transfer with the first 10 pages of the screenplay, at the time a work-in-progress that got him accepted to the college. He finished the script, now over 100 pages long, right after his graduation.


Professors' play "Academy Fight Song" premiere

“I have a sort of darkly comedic view of the world,” Clarke said. “Things spiral out of control and there are always people who always try to keep it all together. Those are the characters I write about.”


New poetry group gets the timing just right

The timer beeps and the poets drop their pens. The distinct odor of Corn Nuts and anticipation lingers in the air. Looking around, the writers wonder: Who will establish order? All students in attendance of Poem’s first ever official meeting would soon learn that in the world of flash poetry, creativity trumps conventionality.

The negative consequences of digital filmmaking

Shooting a movie on celluloid requires time and care. When using celluloid, watching a day's shot requires waiting for the film to be processed.


Activist Angy Rivera advocates for undocumented voices

Rivera's life is chronicled in "No Le Digas A Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone"), a documentary about her struggle as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.

Guilt-free pleasures: making peace with pop music

Try not to overthink your playlist—just follow your musical instincts.


Chasen Parker chases a filmmaking career at Cannes

Chasen Parker's upcoming short film, “E”, is loosely based on the Enron scandals of 2001, which caused thousands of employees at the American energy company to lose their jobs.


Emerson Poetry Project hosts show on the Common for all

Nearly 120 students sat and stood in the small gazebo, with most bearing purple and yellow glowstick rings atop their heads and around their necks.

Beacon's Boston: fiction, film, and fine arts

Here are some recommended bookstores, movie theaters, and museums, as chosen by Beacon staff.

Year In Review: Art as social change

This year has seen a profusion of creative and socially just declarations and celebrations.