The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, March 27, 2015

Vonnegut in Retrospect: Son reads at Brattle

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

Sweets from Sweden

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

No need for ambulance

Ambulance LTD's transformative sound is hard to explain. Some of their tracks hinge on the...

Blackjack and immaturity add up to only 21

Imagine a group of attractive twenty-somethings flying to Las Vegas every weekend with millions...

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...

Kill the Ant exterminates human judgement

SHHHHHHHHHHH-the sound of TV static emulated by a human voice emits from somewhere in the house....

These phallic drawings are Superbad to the bone

Everyone loves to look at penises. Why this is so is a fair question, but it remains a fact that...

Eccentric amp; eclectic Eels

The Eels are not a band known for their legacy. For most, mentioning the Eels does not conjure...

Rivera#039;s Tectonics leaves heads in the Clouds

In Jose Rivera's Cloud Tectonics, the newest show to hit Emerson Stage, a massive, almost...

Gus Van Sant evokes adolescence and sincerity in Paranoid Park

Gus Van Sant-the director of such hazy, slow-paced films as Gerry, Last Days and the Palme d'Or...

Desperate Governesses: Miss Pettigrew lives for the pay

She was about to leave the employment agency just as she had come in: a raggedy, jobless,...

The Beacon evaluates the foyers of MFA amp; ICA

The hallway that plays home to the Museum of Fine Art's cafeacute; has turned into the most...

Nothing Funny or remotely humane about Michael Haneke#039;s heartless Games

Do not go see Funny Games. Do not go anywhere near Funny Games. This malicious and fetishistic...

A very BUFF slate

Although not as high profile as the festivals at Cannes or Sundance, the ninth annual Boston...

Oscar-winning foreign film investigates morality

The Counterfeiters, this year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is a true...