“One Week” by the Barenaked Ladies is, frankly, not profound. Sure, it’s emblematic of the ‘90s and (almost obnoxiously) catchy, but for most people, that’s where its value ends: nostalgia. But on Mouth Moods, Neil Cicierega’s January 2016 addition to his line of mashup mixtapes, “One Week” becomes something different.
Freshman marketing communication major Cassandra Cloutier waited in line for two hours last Monday for tickets to see the rapper and poet who inspired her to attend Emerson.
Students who dream of watching their work on the big screen can now see their short films screened before films like Arrival and Moonlight.
Members of the Beacon Staff share their thoughts on this weekend's Academy Awards.
Students attending Emerson’s Oscar Talk in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to learn about the film industry from working professionals in their field.
Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events promises to live up to the melancholy implications of its title with a theme song that tells viewers the show will “wreck your evening, your whole life, and your day.” The series is based on the popular children’s books by Daniel Handler.
“I’m sharing these stories and getting them out there to show this country that we need real change,” Owens said.
In the heady sci-fi flick Arrival, linguist Louise Banks uses her expertise to communicate with strange aliens in an unusual monolithic spacecraft. Loving tells the true tale of a husband and wife arrested for their marriage in 1958. Their case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia, resulting in a federal knockdown of interracial marriage laws.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to love songs. Some people think that they are wonderful expressions of one of the most pure emotions. For this contingent, the lyrical valentines are sweet, relatable, and an overall good time.
Before our ancestors first put chisel to tablet some 5,000 years ago, humans could only tell stories by word of mouth. This semester, 10 students are getting in touch with their prehistoric roots with a new performing arts course on solo performances and oral histories.
I was first introduced to Tracy K. Smith four years ago when a mentor of mine casually named a couple of contemporary poets worth checking out. I purchased her second book, Duende, at the time, and it’s stayed with me ever since. Her poems were unlike anything I’d ever read—lucid yet dreamlike, brutal yet almost celestial in tone, full of beauty without being too precious.
Last October, Emerson expanded its visual art presence by opening the Media Art Gallery on Avery Street next to the new Equipment Distribution Center. The public gallery, the only one in Downtown Boston, deepens Emerson’s ties to the theater district.
It’s not everyday that you find a class that offers both musical enrichment and political discourse. This semester, Emerson is providing its students with just that.
While the songs are catchy and the cinematography is breathtaking, La La Land brings nothing new to the table. For all of its modern quirks, it’s still a very traditional musical where boy meets girl.
Emerson alumnus and rapper George Watsky, ‘10, sat in the Little Building in 2009 and watched the White House Poetry Jam. On his screen, the then-senior performing arts major saw playwright and rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda perform a song that would become the opening number of his hit musical Hamilton.