The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Simpsons scribe shares stories, offers advice

“If you write for a living, you can’t get writer’s block,” Reiss said. “It should always be fun for you.”

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Freshman leads Portland alt-rock band from Boston

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.

Author Angela Davis talks art, advocacy, and activism

"[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

Forever Young: Pop music’s fascination with time

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.

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Lit mags come together for reading series

"We want to bring [the literary magazines] together more." —Ashley Howard, The Emerson Review

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Alumni join forces for award-winning indie sci-fi film

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

Songs Of Fall: A Playlist By The Berkeley Beacon Staff

Whatever the reason may be these are the songs that we at The Beacon are listening to when the leaves start falling.

Those "classics" you may not have read, but should

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.

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Take a Seat: Comedian visits college

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.

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Pink Taco hosts first woman-focused soiree of the semester

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.

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."