Category: Arts

The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.
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The story of campus cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston.

Dane Shubert ‘13 could have made a one-to-four minute movie for his Visual and Media Arts Production class freshman year. Instead, he brought a 32 minute drama to class that is still being viewed seven years later. Alongside his roommates and friends, he created Emerson’s cult classic, Love. Bacardi. Boston. He recently uploaded an official link to the...

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Hometown hip-hop: Regional influences in rap

As a general rule, the way a rapper sounds is a good indication of where they are from. Over the years, the distinct styles of hip-hop invented in the early days of the genre—the sample-driven drum beats of classic New York rap, the smooth synths and flutes of California G-funk—have become synonymous with the regions...

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos
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Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

Claire Foley didn’t know how to play guitar, had never written music, or performed with a band. But a little over a year after starting out at open mic nights the sophomore and their band, Ultra Chapelle, is set to open for singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos on Friday at the Cabaret. “It’s really, really surreal,” Foley...

Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy
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Marsha P. Johnson director brought to campus amid controversy

David France, the director of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, said the film’s production team developed a community outreach campaign to create free screenings of the film across the nation. Ninety of the 140 screenings were cancelled due to allegations against the director of using another filmmaker’s archive without credit. Anna Feder,...

The Wolff Sisters hunt for spot at music festival
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The Wolff Sisters hunt for spot at music festival

Senior Kat Wolff already released two EPs and traveled the northeast with her sisters Rachael and Rebecca in their folk rock band, the Wolff Sisters and the Last Cavalry. Last weekend, the group started recording their first album with a new goal in mind: to perform in front of audiences across the country and to...

Amigos hosts US premiere of freshman’s feature film
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Amigos hosts US premiere of freshman’s feature film

Freshman Pedro Noah Espinola’s first feature film Saber Crecer ran in theaters in Paraguay for three weeks before its American premiere Monday. Amigos, Emerson’s Latinx cultural organization, presented the movie in the Bright Family Screening Room. Amigos President Juan Coral said the event was organized after Espinola told the group about the film and showed them the...

Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04
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Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 may be best known at Emerson for her fiery orientation talks on consent and sexual liberation. A writing, literature, and publishing graduate, Friedman has produced two books: the popular anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex...

ArtsEmerson’s student actors: To pay, or not to pay?
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ArtsEmerson’s student actors: To pay, or not to pay?

Kiss, a play produced by ArtsEmerson, features over 20 Emerson student actors, designers, and managers. But the play also includes one professional actress. An audition notice posted on Broadway World listed her pay as $568 a week. All the students involved with Kiss are working unpaid. Last month, musical theatre major Daniel Klingenstein posted in an Emerson Facebook groups asking...

Students lead comic book club’s comeback
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Students lead comic book club’s comeback

After a two-year hiatus, Artful Comics’ print publication is making a comeback. The organization’s executive board, headed by president Rachael Marks, is reviving the organization this semester. “We want to create a platform for students to be able to workshop their ideas and find other writers and artists to collaborate with,” Marks said. “I want...

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Minimalist music: Folk as an antidote to maximalism

Music these days can be overwhelming. Dense production surrounds us with synths, reverb, and electronic effects I can’t even put a name on. Vocals undergo thick layers of distortion before they reach our ears. It seems the goal of production in modern music is to see just how big sound can get. Maximalism is not...