The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mixtapes: the best 'Thank You'

Music columnist Nina Corcoran's final piece offers a message of the gift that keeps on giving: mixtapes.

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Rafael Yglesias: wading through a 'sea of regrets'

“My parents died believing they had failed,” Yglesias said in a speech during an event hosted by the Bright Lights series last Thursday night. Yglesias was awarded the 2014 Semel Chair in Screenwriting and is a temporary professor of an advanced screenwriting workshop at Emerson.

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The eerie music of Anne Malin

“She doesn’t perform with a lot of other people. It’s just her and her guitar,” said Donahue. “You would think it wouldn’t be enough, just seeing this blonde girl on a huge stage. But her voice tells a whole story. She doesn’t need a whole lot of instruments.”

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VMA students remember marathon with short films

“I wanted to put something into the evening that would help highlight a metaphor that helps deal with tragedies that were both within ourselves and larger than ourselves,” said DePaola.

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Dead right: Joel Stillerman, alum, helps foster AMC hits

“I would take 10 people who would walk over broken glass to watch my show,” said Stillerman. “Than 1,000 people who think ‘Oh yeah, that sounds okay, maybe I’ll check it out.’”

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Being Benincasa

“That is incredibly affirming and rewarding because I get to look into the eyes of someone who is also struggling and tell them that it gets easier and it also gets harder,” said Benincasa “I just want to provide whatever answers and help I can.”

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A whole new world

Founded in 2012, the New Majority Theatre aims to “produce works which tell a previously untold story, with an emphasis on cultural oppression,” according to the mission statement on its Facebook page. Last year, the troupe put on a production of Hamlet set during the Mexican-American War.

Solitude and the American writer

Blake Campell tackles the question on all WLP's minds: MFA or NYC?

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To learn about syrup, ask Whynott

Emerson nonfiction prof. Douglass Whynott on his latest book, The Sugar Season, centered around New England's lucrative maple syrup industry.

Changing the tune of music criticism

Music columnist Nina Corcoran thinks music critiques have become to laxed lately. And believes reviewers must change.

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Navigating the 'worlds' of storytelling

This past Sunday, the Bright Family Screening Room played home to the 14th Annual College Film Festival.

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Wayans' World

This past Sunday, comedian Marlon Wayans visited Emerson College to dole out advice on showbiz and life in general.

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From lobotomies to the limelight

Tonight, acclaimed documentarian Barbara Kopple screens her latest film, Running From Crazy. The film focuses on the lives of Ernest Hemingway's family members.

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College announces residency with playwright Daniel Beaty

This past Tuesday night, Emerson College announced that Daniel Beaty will be the latest artist-in-residence. Beaty will be with the college for three years on a $350,000 grant.

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Muppets Most Wanted finds what fans are looking for

Jasper Yeo praises the latest Muppet installment "Muppets Most Wanted" over the previous chapter, the much more critically acclaimed "The Muppets."