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Concert-goers wave pride flags as
Louis Tomlinson performed at the House of Blues Feb. 17. 
in preparation for his first world tour as a solo artist. Tomlinson is carving a unique musical identity independent from his previous pop boyband One Direction.
Photo credit to Aanya Seghal.

Louis Tomlinson starts world tour as solo artist, performs at House of Blues

Alexa Grayson, news staff March 8, 2022

New England concert-goers got a taste of Louis Tomlinson’s world tour at the intimate House of Blues venue Feb. 17. Fans witnessed the former One Direction member set himself apart by getting personal...

Toni Morrisons evocative and meaningful tale The Bluest Eye takes stage at The Huntington. Photo credit to T Charles Erickson courtesy of The Huntington Theatre.

‘The Bluest Eye’ production amplifies Black creativity at The Huntington Theatre

Brenna Thornton, news correspondent March 8, 2022

More than 50 years after its initial publication, Toni Morrison’s novel “The Bluest Eye” continues to move audiences with its emotional storyline and heavy themes in a theatrical adaptation at The...

Alvero performing “Astronaut” in After Hours.

Northeastern singer-songwriter girlsona discusses bedroom pop, diversity in music

Juliana George , staff writer March 4, 2022

Ren Alvero has wanted to dye her hair for two years.    She initially felt the urge during quarantine in early 2020, when everyone was looking for a distraction from the mundane repetitiveness of...

Headdresses mark the dignity, pride and influence of women who have fought for their values.

Review: ‘Helina Metaferia: Generations’ celebrates overlooked impact of BIPOC women through history

Sharon Chen, news correspondent March 3, 2022

Multidisciplinary and Ethiopian American artist Helina Metaferia pays homage to ancestry and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) women activists, in her exhibition, “Generations” at the Museum...

Boston has a rich history in jazz, and there are continuous efforts to foster racial inclusivity and diversity within the music genre today.

Boston’s rich jazz history gives way to bright future

Isabella Ratto, news correspondent March 2, 2022

Boston is well-known for the pivotal role it played in early U.S. history, its delicious seafood and its popular sports teams like the Red Sox and the Bruins. Less frequently is the city recognized for...

Robert Pattinson is Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.” Courtesy Warner Bros. via epk.tv.

Review: ‘The Batman’ is a fresh take on the familiar

Clara McCourt, managing editor March 1, 2022

“The Batman” is a feat of filmmaking that manages to find something new in the tried-and-true superhero saga. After over 80 years of the caped crusader, Warner Bros.’ newest adaptation pits Batman...

Pam and Tommy wants to re-examine the fallout around the release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lees sex tape, but critics point out the shows contradictory role in reigniting Andersons trauma.

Column: ‘Pam and Tommy’ disappoints viewers, exploits Pamela Anderson

Lily Elwood, news staff February 26, 2022

What was meant to be a post-#MeToo-era television show about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape scandal, “Pam and Tommy,” a biographical drama series on Hulu, only works to further exploit...

Bostonians and tourists gathered in Chinatown Feb. 13 to witness the Lion Dance Parade. The event included discussions of anti-Asian hate in light of the pandemic.

Lunar New Year event discusses racism, community; promotes Chinatown businesses

Crescent Huang, news correspondent February 25, 2022

Large crowds filled the streets of Chinatown Sunday Feb. 13 to witness the Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade. Despite the snowy weather and the cold temperatures, many Boston residents and tourists, of...

HEESUs win in the NPR Tiny Desk Contest is bringing attention to her single Me. She connects to her Korean culture through the lyrics and instruments of the song. Photo credit to Luiza Ghirardelli

Berklee alum HEESU shines with NPR Tiny Desk win

Jesica Bak, news correspondent February 25, 2022

For Heesu Yu, her musical style doesn’t fall into any one category.  The South Korean artist, who branded herself as HEESU last year, is a 2021 graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where she...

2022 New York Fashion Week attempted to include diverse body types despite reductions in designers and capacity due to COVID-19.

Column: Spring 2022 New York Fashion Week attempts to maintain diverse standards

Rachel Umansky-Castro, news correspondent February 23, 2022

Models sparkled on the runway sporting various trend-setting designers including Tanner Fletcher, Eckhaus Latta and Peter Do from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16 at New York Fashion Week, or NYFW. New names like Bach...

NFTs are unique, digital authenticators. They can range from art to music to GIFs, and their diversity and value have rallied online communities.

NFTs offer digitized artforms, create virtual community

Anne Zhu, news staff February 19, 2022

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have taken the world by storm. Experts explain that they are akin to digital authenticators. NFTs are commonly associated with graphics of rainbow kittens and images that...

The Lexington Historical Society is hosting a series of events and programs celebrating the history of chocolate through April 23. Private Collection and Courtesy of the Lexington Historical Society.

Lexington Historical Society uses chocolate celebration to create community, amplify businesses

Katie Mogg, lifestyle editor February 19, 2022

From February until April, the Lexington Historical Society, a nonprofit organization working to preserve and share the town’s history, will host a celebration called “A Taste of Chocolate.” The...

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