The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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."

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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.