The Berkeley Beacon

Noah Mahrer

Beacon Correspondent

Mahrer can be reached at noah_mahrer@emerson.edu.


Articles

Thumb 140 1414029701 img 7967.jpg

In 'Song of the Shank,' Allen blends music and history

During his minstrel career in the late 1800s, autistic savant Blind Tom was reportedly able to play three different songs in three different keys at three different tempos simultaneously. Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of The Shank, a luminous novel set during the aftermath of the Civil War, follows the story of this man, a slave who became a national phenomenon after being sold into show business.

Thumb 140 1413423776 cher courtesy.jpg

Cher Knight delves into Disney's darker side

By the end of a vacation at Disney World, many visitors are familiar with Cinderella’s iconic castle, but fewer know about the complex web of underground tunnels to be explored underneath it.