The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Laughing with Jeffrey Jay

Transgender Awareness Week provides laughter and learning with trans comedian Jeffrey Jay.


Doing time with Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox knows her character in Orange is the New Black in a way most actors can only imagine. Unlike her character, Sophia Burset, Cox has never been to an all-women’s high security prison, but she shares a fundamentally similar experience with Sophia: undergoing the transition from male to female.


ArtsEmerson dances with diversity for Step Afrika!

ArtsEmerson brings diversity with their latest production, Step Afrika!


Alumni curated festival showcases films shot in retro formats

Emerson alums curate film festival that celebrates the low quality formats in which film can be presented.

Navigating "lost-at-sea" movies

Beacon columnist Jasper Yeo talks about the recent trend of "lost-at-sea" movies such as this year's All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford.

The bard meets the boogeyman

Emerson Shakespeare Society hosted a screening of the 1973 horror film Theater of Blood, starring Vincent Price.

The lost world of horror master Richard Laymon

Columnist Blake Campbell gets in the Halloween spirit as he writes about a long underrated horror writer, Richard Laymon.


Changing the channel: Panelists praise new media's potential

Members of Emerson's Board of Overseers spoke about the rapid technological changes taking place in the film and tv industry.


Killin' it: Comedian goes dark in Murder Fantasy

Senior Jamie Loftus performs a 30 minute stand-up routine for her honors thesis.

Playing Gay In Hollywood illuminates queer film history

EAGLE sponsors this Bright Lights event, which examines the depiction of gay characters in film from 1930 to 1970.


Baritones and bologna: Lunch with singing stars

ArtsEmerson presented a unique opportunity for students to have lunch with the baritones of Baritones Unbound.


Looney tunes

Wax on Felt hosted their annual Halloween show this past Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Girl Talk and the power of sampling music

Music columnist Nina Corcoran discusses the successes of music samples creating new fans.


Alum Julian Higgins stresses importance of storytelling

Emerson alum Julian Higgins returns to Emerson College to showcase three of his short films.


Live for the applause: Dragtoberfest 2013 glams up Cabaret

Dragtoberfest provided a colorful show in the Cabaret this past Friday night.