The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014

IFF Birth

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is like a child prodigy. Only five years since its birth,...

Chaos suffers from chemical imbalance

Chaos Theory is not as scientific as it sounds, unless you are referring to the formulaic plot of...

Lez Rock #039;n#039; Roll

A Led Zeppelin cover band from New York City has finally added something to the performance of...

Frogacs does monster mashups

In the eyes of the Internet generation, a "mashup" is defined as a work which recombines and...

Emerson enters in dialogue with historic martyrs

Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp, in early March, 1945. She was 15...

Get your fix of social commentary

As the fourth season draws to a close, "Intervention" has delivered above and beyond the...

Malkmus paves new way

After releasing five studio albums with Pavement, one of the most influential independent rock...

Pierce#039;s film signals no Stop to failed Iraq flicks

Told from three returning soldiers' points of view, Stop-Loss hones in on the lives of what we...

Behind the Pen: Interview with Cube playwright Kimberly Barrante

Each year at NewFest, the winner of the 2008 Rod Parker Playwrighting Award gets the chance to...

Young performers save film from The Ruins

Nominated for the adaptation of his own novel, A Simple Plan, Scott Smith's newest script is...

Vonnegut in Retrospect: Son reads at Brattle

Although he is no longer with us, author Kurt Vonnegut's words still echo through this...

NewFest solves Rubik#039;s Cube

Originally entitled The Caveman Cometh, The Rubik's Cube is a dark comedy in the spirit of Monty...

Sweets from Sweden

A song on Jens Lekman's 2007 release Night Falls Over Kortedala entitled "Your Arms Around Me"...

Tag this: Three perspectives from street level

The East Gallery of the ICA seems in conflict with itself, its pristine white walls juxtaposed...

New Simon Pegg flick hits the ground running

For those expecting another Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, be forewarned: Run Fatboy Run doesn't...