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Tori Bilcik

Beacon Correspondent

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Norman Lear speaks from experience

After changing the face of television in the ’70s through iconic shows like All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Norman Lear recently released his latest creative endeavor: his new memoir, Even This I Get to Experience.

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Quinn Marcus shares her 'coming of gay' story

Quinn Marcus grew up in the south, attended a high school full of close-minded classmates, and has known she was gay since age six.

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'Middletown' mundanity addresses humanity

At a glance, Middletown looks to be the epitome of average. But the play is an exploration of the time between youth and old age, and the distinctive struggles and triumphs that come with it.

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With new campus, Emerson LA film festival expands

For 13 years, Emerson’s Los Angeles program has offered students a chance to show their work at an annual showcase. This year, however, organizers hope to reinvent the film screening experience with the first-ever Emerson LA Film Festival.

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To learn about syrup, ask Whynott

Emerson nonfiction prof. Douglass Whynott on his latest book, The Sugar Season, centered around New England's lucrative maple syrup industry.

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On with the Show

Sophomore Austin Dodge created and hosts his own absurd web series entitled Show.

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Breaking News delivers the funny facts

Emerson Channels Breaking News returned for its fifth semester this past Friday, Feb. 14.

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Preventing prejudice with paintings

Colorism, an art exhibit, is just one of the events EBONI is hosting for African-American Heritage Month at Emerson.

No need to silence cell phones at HOUSE / DIVIDED

ArtsEmerson's show gathers a positive response for its inventive use of technology in theater.

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Back to school: Students' web series follows exploits of high school drama

Emerson students offer comedic web series focusing on high school drama class.

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Mixing music with movement in The Body Project

Misha Lambert provided The Mercutio Troupe with her genre fusing theater piece, The Body Project.

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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.

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Looney tunes

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

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Rock on: Wax on Felt hosts annual Battle of the Bands

The annual Battle of the Bands took place Oct. 1 in the Cabaret.