The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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'Hollow' helps pioneer interactive documentary genre

Hollow: An Interactive Documentary, lets the residents of a poor county shape the dialogue of their community.

Over the rainbow into IMAX 3D

Jasper Yeo looks back on a classic film with a fresh coat of paint.

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Holland Farkas: professional fangirl

Holland Farkas, an Emerson junior, takes the internet by storm with her geeky blog.

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"Poetry Project" serves fresh performances in DH

"The best part of performing is interacting with the audience and seeing the words hit home."

In defense of first-year writing classes

Arts columnist Blake Campbell comes to the defense of the often criticized first-year writing classes.

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Udderly intriguing: doc highlights cow dung as renewable energy

2012 Emerson grad Allison Gillette highlights renewable energy alternative in documentary.

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columbinus: heartbreak worth reliving

Jason Madanjian reviews columbinus, ArtsEmerson's premiere show for their fourth season.

Eight rockin' back-to-school lessons from School of Rock

Columnist Nina Corcoran gives you eight life lessons from Jack Black's School of Rock, still rocking a decade after debuting in theaters.

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Conservative Arts pledges hilarity, political satire

Ricky Downes III created Conservative Arts, a political satire television pilot that's part Colbert Report and part Spongebob Squarepants.

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Welch lights up the New Orleans poetry scene

Senior Donnie Welch mixes social media with slam poetry down in New Orleans.

Literature in the age of distraction

Writing longhand was not an arbitrary decision. For some time, I’ve been thinking critically about how much our age’s proliferation of technology has encumbered writers and readers.

Generation Y seeks solace in art, literature, and poetry

The spring 2013 Gangsters in Concrete publication, funded by the Student Government Association and the writing, literature, and publishing department, oozes black and white memories; from childhood love to a spiraling depression over things that will never be.

A glimpse into married life through California Suite

The almost two-hour show featured four vignettes chronicling various married couples who stay in the same hotel room at different times of the year.

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Swomo says goodbye to graduating members with final show

Longform improv is when performers improvise a series of short scenes often interrelated by story, characters, or themes. Swomo kept audiences laughing Friday night as they played out their story, complete with larger-than-life characters, such as a sassy swim coach and a Southern schoolboy who gets called a “scrimper” by his playground bullies.

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What it means to be a female pop star

Prior to arriving at Emerson, Lieb wrote for Billboard and Rolling Stone, and ran Newbury Comics Interactive. Lieb draws from her industry experience and her academic background to explain the lifecycle of today’s female pop star, including how queen bee Beyoncé fits into all of this.