The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An end-of-year reflection: taking art out of the abstract

Emerson College exists as a grand ballet of dancers—dancers who dance; dancers who sing; and dancers who write, make movies, report stories, and make media and art. But who for?

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Senior's thesis play reflects on Boston bombings

Emily White said she based Lockdown on her own experiences in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, during her freshman year.

ASIA invites spoken word poet Sarah Kay to share verses

Kay founded Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as tool to promote literacy and empowerment around the world. She's best known for her 2011 TED Talk.

The Silver Stream: The Next Golden Age of TV

When one medium begins to become outdated, it goes out with a bang and ushers in something new.

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Photo series: Acappalooza 2016

At Acappalooza last Friday, Emerson’s four a capella groups came together for a group performance in the Paramount Center. It was the show’s third year.

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Gay by May explores coming out with comedy

Gay by May is an autobiographical collection of humorous essays set to be released on April 19 by Wilde Press, the publishing house of student-run organization Undergraduate Students for Publishing or Pub Club.

Fighting festival fatigue

Corporations treat music, and the festival built around them, like a commodity, and smaller record labels are trying to reclaim them for something more genuine.

Poet Patricia Lockwood talks Twitter and Trump

Lockwood came to Emerson last week and discussed topics including her memoir, Twitter, and Donald Trump, and read from her 2014 poetry collection Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals.

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EAGLE shares stories at Queer Monologues

The show consisted of 14 performances of written works submitted by students, some anonymously. All donations from the event went toward financing Second Chance Prom, another EAGLE-sponsored event.

Part 2: What makes an exceptional sequel or remake

What differentiates a bland “Part 2” or CGI-packed remake from an inspired reimagining or addition to a quality canon is not just the content of the film. It’s also the intent.

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Alumnus brings D&D inspired show to Boston

Inspired by the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, We Need To Talk invites its audience members to act out a breakup.

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Freshmen start multimedia open mic

The Experience Open Mic mixed poetry, dance, music, photography, sketches, and audience participation into a flavorful show sure to quench any artist’s thirst for new inspiration.

Scene sounds and enviornmental folk music

The natural world has long been the inspiration of American folk music, which originated in the most rural corners of the country. Now, with modern recording, it’s become easy to physically incorporate nature into their work, rendering it in a way that’s tangible.

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Freshman screens film about living with disability

In high school, many students’ anxieties might concern prom or their latest math exam. For Sonya Rio-Glick, she had another worry that many in her school did not—long flights of marble stairs.

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Black Box Sounds makes the college rounds

At the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, musicians from Emerson, Berklee College of Music, and Boston College played to a crowd of over 50.