The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fast-talking, quick-witted banter makes for a strong Speech

"Oh, we're back in school," said one adult immediately upon entering the Lyric theater. As this...

Godspell is in the center of the Emerson ring, just like a circus

Director Chris Brindley said it was a coincidence that his Musical Theater Society production of...

Emerson students take Danny project to the BCA April 9-11

During finals last year, an independent project called iDanny and the Deep Blue Sea/i enjoyed a...

Starvation or submission? Hunger tells the true story of Bobby Sands

iHunger/i is not a movie you will feel good about afterwards. It is so brutally real that, at...

Wrestling with the Holocaust: Anne Gottlieb opens up to The Beacon

It took five years, several trips to Amsterdam and the Westerbork Transit Camp and the...

The violent, viscious Observe is, above all things, a brilliant satire

Actor Seth Rogen has paved his career with characters that are at once huggable teddy bears and...

A surprisingly touching funereal exhibit at the Carpenter Center

As viewers enter the Carpenter Center at Harvard, a calm and contemplative feeling overwhelms...

Pleasure for Millett#039;s art, but not for her oppressive character

There is a question that museums and galleries often do not address or answer; should a work be...

NewFest#039;s Harold#039;s Fall: A cracked-out game of history and chess

Imagine the popular children's story, iHarold and the Purple Crayon/i-except that Harold is a...

Ticketmaster and Live Nation: A corporate monster-in-waiting

It's an age old predicament: how to balance the art of music with the business of music. Is it...

Blues master Derek Trucks slides into Boston#039;s House of Blues April 2

Ask any guitarist: Playing slide is tough. Real tough. One of the backbone elements of the blues,...

Hollywood plays a terrific April Fools#039; prank with Haunting

Apparently the movie industry was celebrating April Fools' Day a few days early with the release...

The unimaginative Monsters vs. Aliens clearly ain#039;t no Pixar film

iMonsters vs. Aliens/i is the latest blockbuster spectacle to abuse the ever-trendy 3D technology...

Aamp;E Web sites that get The Beacon#039;s stamp of approval

Even though its hard to believe, it is in fact Spring, and with the warm weather approaching,...

Strong monologues, powerful acting in effective Vagina

If I told you that iThe Vagina Monologues/i was being performed on the Emerson campus, chances...