The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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New EIV program parodies avant-garde diehards

It consists of a long series of short skits, each a satirical take on experimental media. Lots of nudity, lots of violence, and lots of surprises.

Pop punk's problem: gender inequality

If pop punk is going to stay relevant, it needs to address the real issues of exclusion that are driving its downfall.

Alumnus screens slasher satire The Final Girls

The film’s genre is difficult to define, with Todd Strauss-Schulson naming Back to the Future, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, and even Terms of Endearment as influences.

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Folksy duo Cheese Boys are a Gouda time

They described their music as a mixed bag, with shreds of folk, pop, alternative, queercore—an LGBTQ offshoot of punk—and cheesiness all intermingled.

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New game development club plays to win

Emerson Game Developers hatched from the success of the daylong Girls Make Games workshop held in the lab in November, which provided 25 female students the opportunity to learn directly from women in the industry.

Losing support: Category fraud at the Oscars

Shouldn’t the Academy categorize and award actors for, you know, their acting?

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Alumnus Aucoin pens mighty sword stories

Under the penname J.M. Aucoin, Justin Aucoin '06 writes historical novels packed with swordplay and thievery.

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New EIV game show will pit orgs against each other

Last November, sophomore Michael Kiaunis decided he wanted to make a game show for college students. His vision was Campus Clash, a Family Feud-style game show where Emerson organizations compete against each other in the hopes of winning $300 toward a specific purchase or event.

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Student film fest shows on silver screen

The 48 Hour Film Festival: where a loaf of bread, a parasite, and a materialistic antagonist can live together in creative harmony.

Sophomore launches website for performance orgs

To spread awareness about on-campus theater, a cappella, dance, and comedy organizations, Zach Holden founded the Student Performance Network, or SPN.

The house that Bowie built

David Bowie thrust LBGTQ themes into the media, demanding more mainstream acceptance for work outside of the binary.

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New theater company explores Latin American culture

In 2014, Amnesty International USA recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide.Faculty member Christina Marín, who teaches courses like Theatre of the Oppressed and Human Rights in Theatre, wanted to direct a play that educates people about human rights violations in Latin America.

Filming the femme fatale: male gaze in 2015's spy films

The only surprising or intriguing thing left is the gaze of the camera upon its subjects and the way it tells the audience to view them—as either objects or people. Women in spy films are traditionally the former.

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Q&A: Polly Carl, creative director of ArtsEmerson

Polly Carl, the creative director of ArtsEmerson, was named Person of the Year by the National Theatre Conference (NTC) last month for her/his work in new play development.

What's up with the White Male Legacy Film?

WMLFs are typically a biopic, often named after the man they portray, and are nearly always written, directed by, and starring straight white men.