The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Argo-ing for Ben Affleck’s talent

To think of Ben Affleck as a risk-taker is historically challenging. It isn’t as if we’ve forgotten his past collaborations in disappointments like Daredevil and Pearl Harbor, both of which earned him nominations for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor.

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Waxing poetica with Miles Walser

The Emerson Poetry Project (EPP), founded in 2008 with the intent of fostering an atmosphere wherein students can share their poetry and compete in slam competitions, hosted an hour-and-a-half long poetry reading open to all students.

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Music videos on the big screen

The department of visual and media arts will be screening a selection of finalists from last year’s Los Angeles Music Video Festival in the Bright Family Screening Room.

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Iraq veteran bikes from Boston to D.C.

His ride raised $2,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that helps service members transition back to civilian life and provides relief and programs to wounded vets in America.

The best music from 2012 excludes January through March

MetaCritic, a website that compiles critics’ ratings of movies, music, games, and TV, tracks the rankings of nearly every released album, regardless of genre or popularity.

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Emerson students form production company

Adriel Gonzalez, Zak Ickes, Ben Epstein, and Alec Van, four sophomore visual and media arts majors, were eager to talk about their business and passion project, which has already started to attract paying clients.

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Emerson prof honored with innovative teaching award

On Feb. 2, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), in conjunction with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), will honor her achievements in innovative teaching with a ceremony held on Cape Cod.

Fiction & imagination

Certainly, such a story isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “literary fiction,” and I was a little shocked to find it in one of the country’s premier literary magazines.

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Theater center to follow playwright residencies

The Center for the Theater Commons’ role, in part, will be to follow and document the residencies, which begin in July.

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Birthday bash boasts 65 years for WECB

During the bash, WECB aired a snippet from an in-progress documentary about the station by Veltser. Since the spring, he has been conducting interviews with alumni, as well as gathering archival radio transmissions and old newspaper clips.

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Rockettes and Zombies: EDC graces the stage

The standout piece of the night was “Rivna Kärlek,” choreographed by John Lewis, a sophomore visual and media arts major. The dancers appeared to surrender their bodies fully to the characters of the story.

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Pub Club releases Bad Poetry

Poetry is difficult to interpret because it not only attempts to tell a story, but to tell it personally, sometimes without rationality.

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Battle of the Bands

Wax on Felt held its annual Battle of the Bands event on Friday, November 16 in Allston. Six bands played at the event, with the band Ripe, whose members are from Berkeley College of Music, winning first place.

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Emerson Marine writes memoir about self-realization

He writes about this disparity of culture with a simplicity that seems too humble for such complicated internal dialogue.

They can do it! Women at the Academy Awards

First, we must look at the most recent case of a successful female director at the Academy Awards.