It wasn’t the costumes, plots, or the explosions that entranced my adolescent imagination, though. It was the fight for good.
“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.
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.
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.
Beacon's Spotify playlist of the week.
“If you write for a living, you can’t get writer’s block,” Reiss said. “It should always be fun for you.”
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.
"[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
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.
"We want to bring [the literary magazines] together more." —Ashley Howard, The Emerson Review
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
Whatever the reason may be these are the songs that we at The Beacon are listening to when the leaves start falling.
Contemporary literature is having an incredible moment right now—it’s evolving and redefining itself and inventing new methods of storytelling. But while new hardcovers coming to shelves lately have been compelling and rich and bizarre and so worthy of discussion, I feel I can’t review them head-on without first mentioning the classics.
Known by many for his role on Fox’s Mulaney, Smith visited Emerson for a stand-up performance. Students gathered in the multipurpose room to hear Smith’s jokes for an hour. The comedian interacted with the audience, asking them deeply personal questions about their love lives and beyond.
The dreamy setting and accompanying artwork kicked off Pink Taco’s Sensitive Soiree, an event showcasing 14 Emerson storytellers, filmmakers, musicians, and more, to celebrate those who identify within the female spectrum and their art.