The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Small Screen Halloween: The Exorcist poorly reimagined

It was only a matter of time before it was adapted into a mediocre TV show on FOX.

Alumni web series tells Quick and Dirty sex stories

The series explores bisexual relationships, infidelity, and STDs—all topics typically left out in mainstream media.


Freshman makes ad for LEGO with alum brother

When things look dire, LEGO versions of John, Paul, George, and Ringo come to the rescue in their iconic Yellow Submarine.


Becket Comes to Life at Robert J. Orchard Stage

“It really is an ensemble piece,” Lovett said. “Nobody is doing more than anyone else, if you like.”

Comics with a cause: superheroes and political messages

It wasn’t the costumes, plots, or the explosions that entranced my adolescent imagination, though. It was the fight for good.


CQ Studios travels the world, brings stories to screen

“The Colorless Queen is the main character in this world and she’s sort of this perfect mix of all these different species, and is the closest thing to what the original human was,” said Velle.

EmStages opens season with Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle was performed last week in the Greene Theater. The play follows a young peasant woman in post World War II Georgia who cares for a noble-born child after his mother abandons him. In the final scene of the show a local judge must decide who the child’s true mother is.

The Sun Sets in the West: Morality in HBO’s Westworld

If a piece of media exists solely for the viewing pleasure of the audience, can we dictate what that pleasure should be? And what do we morally owe the characters and creations within these narratives if they do not exist in reality? HBO’s latest show, Westworld, poses many questions with no easy answers.

Guest curator: One11Twenty Tuesday picks

Beacon's Spotify playlist of the week.


Simpsons scribe shares stories, offers advice

“If you write for a living, you can’t get writer’s block,” Reiss said. “It should always be fun for you.”


Freshman leads Portland alt-rock band from Boston

At 19, freshman writing, literature and publishing major Timothy Jordan is already a published children’s book author and lead singer of the band One11Twenty.

Author Angela Davis talks art, advocacy, and activism

"[Davis] is an incredible spokesperson and a really unique voice for this community that so often gets shut down and misrespresented. She's a badass." —Junior Emily Shnider

Forever Young: Pop music’s fascination with time

The desire to live forever is a pervasive concept with contemporary artists, and it’s ironic how the singers and groups destined to be one-hit wonders embrace it.


Lit mags come together for reading series

"We want to bring [the literary magazines] together more." —Ashley Howard, The Emerson Review


Alumni join forces for award-winning indie sci-fi film

I've stayed in touch and worked with Emerson people more than not. The school has always been pretty supportive of my endeavors." —Deborah Correa, co-director