The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Barbie takes a trip to ancient Troy and asks for her money back

An array of plastic doll limbs hangs on hooks over the desolate setting of a war camp. The scene...

Game Developers Conference shines bright light on video games

Last month, me and about 17,000 other people in the games industry flocked to downtown San...

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...

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...

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...

A surprisingly touching funereal exhibit at the Carpenter Center

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Slick, sexy and oh so escapist, Duplicity scores as a caper

For writer/director Tony Gilroy, following up 2007's Oscar-nominated corporate thriller iMichael...

Strong monologues, powerful acting in effective Vagina

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