The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bike to the Future: Stranger Things and reviving a genre

It’s supernatural horror, a monster movie, a teen drama, and a children’s adventure story all in one.

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ArtsEmerson opens new season with opera trilogy

Hanging around backstage at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Saturday, one could not help but hear, “Happy Ouroboros Day!” on the lips of the cast and crew.

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Alumni’s Swiss Army Man kicks off Bright Lights for 2016

With a sold-out theater of people anxious to see Daniel Radcliffe farting on the big screen, The Bright Lights series kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 13 with Swiss Army Man in the Paramount Center’s Bright Family Screening Room.

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Camera crunch time: get ready for the 48 Hour Film Fest

With the fall semester beginning and students getting back into the swing of things, Emerson students already have busy schedules. They’re rushing to finish homework, class projects, and in the case of this weekend, a short film at breakneck speed.

80s movies inspire alum’s self-help book

"We think self-help books take themselves a little too seriously," said Evan Crean, '08. "Our idea was to talk about some things you can learn but to also have fun."

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Summer Preview: Literary Column

The literary column has got you covered. It’ll look at what’s culturally and critically relevant, but with the background of classic literature in mind.

An end-of-year reflection: taking art out of the abstract

Emerson College exists as a grand ballet of dancers—dancers who dance; dancers who sing; and dancers who write, make movies, report stories, and make media and art. But who for?

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Senior's thesis play reflects on Boston bombings

Emily White said she based Lockdown on her own experiences in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, during her freshman year.

ASIA invites spoken word poet Sarah Kay to share verses

Kay founded Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as tool to promote literacy and empowerment around the world. She's best known for her 2011 TED Talk.

The Silver Stream: The Next Golden Age of TV

When one medium begins to become outdated, it goes out with a bang and ushers in something new.

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Photo series: Acappalooza 2016

At Acappalooza last Friday, Emerson’s four a capella groups came together for a group performance in the Paramount Center. It was the show’s third year.

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Gay by May explores coming out with comedy

Gay by May is an autobiographical collection of humorous essays set to be released on April 19 by Wilde Press, the publishing house of student-run organization Undergraduate Students for Publishing or Pub Club.

Fighting festival fatigue

Corporations treat music, and the festival built around them, like a commodity, and smaller record labels are trying to reclaim them for something more genuine.

Poet Patricia Lockwood talks Twitter and Trump

Lockwood came to Emerson last week and discussed topics including her memoir, Twitter, and Donald Trump, and read from her 2014 poetry collection Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals.

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EAGLE shares stories at Queer Monologues

The show consisted of 14 performances of written works submitted by students, some anonymously. All donations from the event went toward financing Second Chance Prom, another EAGLE-sponsored event.