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Isola kicks off The 502s’ show on the banjo. From the second the band graced the stage, the group’s radiating happiness and infectious energy captivated the audience’s attention and had them on their feet bouncing to the beat.

Vibing with the happiest band on Earth: The 502s rock the House of Blues

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff May 10, 2024

Imagine zooming down the highway on a beautiful summer day, the wind whistling by as music blasts out the car windows. The American indie folk band The 502s encapsulates these good-time feelings in their music — turning fun, Florida sunshine-soaked vibes, into a reality.  The...

Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason

Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason

Ben Churney, news staff May 8, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Simple and sublime, Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel “Pride...

Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love

Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love

Ben Churney, news staff May 5, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Too good. “Little Women” is a story beloved across generations. The original story,...

Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ shines at its best, but crashes at its worst

Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ shines at its best, but crashes at its worst

Laura Emde, news staff May 1, 2024

When the clock struck midnight April 19, the world listened to Taylor Swift’s 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” for the first time.  Two hours later, fans listened to the album for the first time again, in the form of a surprise double album called...

Bad Bunny sings on stage at TD Garden April 17. The performance was part of Bad Bunnys “Most Wanted Tour.”

Review: Bad Bunny returns to Boston with the ‘Most Wanted’ show

Julia Finocchiaro, news correspondent April 30, 2024

It’s not every day that a performer comes out riding a live horse during the middle of their show, but that was just one of the many over-the-top elements that Puerto Rican rapper Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny, incorporated into his...

Column: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ sparks debate on ethical, financial implications of AI-generated art in films

Column: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ sparks debate on ethical, financial implications of AI-generated art in films

Anna Palfy, news correspondent April 30, 2024

Demonic chaos depicted through the lens of a 1970s late-night talk show is probably not a horror film plot you’ve seen before.  But that’s what you get with “Late Night with the Devil,” which combines footage from the 1977 Halloween episode of the variety show “Night...

Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time

Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time

Ben Churney, news staff April 30, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most famous books...

A student examines the content preferences page in Instagrams settings. Instagram started limiting “political” and “social” content for users by default in mid-March with no announcement.

A new update to Instagram is putting politics on pause

Devyn Rudnick, news correspondent April 23, 2024

When asked how they consume the news, 16-year-old high school student Emma Israel, 22-year-old community college student Aubrianna Rin and 18-year-old Northeastern business administration major Alexis Matthews all said the same thing: Instagram. These three Gen Zers are not...

The cast of Mermaid Hour poses for a photo. David Valdes set the play in Boston because of the Boston Children’s Hospital’s role in providing gender-affirming care for adolescents and pediatrics. Photo courtesy Nile Scott Studios

‘Mermaid Hour’ breaks stereotypes, celebrates transgender identity

Heidi Ho, news staff April 23, 2024

Moonbox Productions will open the New England premiere of playwright David Valdes’ “Mermaid Hour” April 26 to May 19 at Arrow Street Arts in Cambridge. Director Bridget Kathleen O’Leary makes it clear that this coming-of-age play is not about a transgender girl’s parents...

Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’

Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’

Ella Warner, news correspondent April 22, 2024

Canadian writer Rayne Fisher-Quann knew what she was doing when she tweeted, “Ottessa Moshfegh [the author of “My Year of Rest of Relaxation”] is on the verge of getting woman’d I can feel it.”  Fisher-Quann went on to define this term as, “when everyone stops...

Retro Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is an overly glamorous headache

Retro Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is an overly glamorous headache

Ben Churney, news staff April 20, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Time for a deep breath. Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic...

The exterior of the Coolidge Corner Theatre from Harvard Street. The Brookline theatre unveiled its new renovations March 27.

Coolidge Corner Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new renovations, updates well-loved community space

Joseph Brant, news staff April 17, 2024

The Coolidge Corner Theatre unveiled renovations that have been in development for more than a decade March 27. The renovations created 14,000 square feet of new space, including two movie houses with a total of 206 new seats, an expanded lobby with an indoor box office and...