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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Lifestyle

Ruby Grove performs one of their original songs. Nilles and Lamour founded the band in 2022.

Love Illumination pays homage to love, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Darin Zullo, deputy photo editor January 15, 2024

Sounds of funk, soul, R&B and indie rock filled The Square Root in Roslindale Sunday night for Love Illumination, an evening of music dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and the justice he advocated for. Musical acts included James Burke, a synth-pop and electronica artist;...

Retro Review: ‘Groundhog Day’ is a loop of brutal boredom

Retro Review: ‘Groundhog Day’ is a loop of brutal boredom

Ben Churney, news staff January 14, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for January 2024 is “time loop.” January — the month of failing resolutions, new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s also the wintery...

Review: Tate McRae’s ‘THINK LATER’ is certain to ‘hurt your feelings’ in the best way possible

Review: Tate McRae’s ‘THINK LATER’ is certain to ‘hurt your feelings’ in the best way possible

Sarah Popeck, news staff January 11, 2024

Canadian sensation Tate McRae has returned with her sophomore album, “THINK LATER.” A musical journey through her tales of heartbreak and self-discovery, the album’s 14 tracks complement each other to create an incredibly heartbreaking listen.  Following her acclaimed...

The News presents ‘Lifestyle Wrapped 2023’

The News presents ‘Lifestyle Wrapped 2023’

Jake Guldin, Kristina DaPonte, and Laura Emde January 7, 2024

Throughout 2023, contributors of The News’ Lifestyle section commented on the latest trends overtaking social media, covered live events ranging from concerts to celebrity-driven conversations and, of course, penned thoughtful critiques of the latest films, television shows...

Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped

Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped

Maya Das, news correspondent January 5, 2024

As the year comes to a close, teens, adults, music lovers and, generally, anyone with a Spotify account eagerly anticipates the unveiling of their musical journey for that given year — Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped has become a cultural phenomenon in this generation, but...

Column: The Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ turns 50 — but some may not have heard of it

Column: The Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ turns 50 — but some may not have heard of it

Luca Williams, news correspondent January 2, 2024

The story starts in 1969 when The Who changed music forever by creating the first successful rock opera, “Tommy,” which tells the story of a “deaf, dumb and blind boy” who becomes a famed pinball player and then a cult leader. This 24-track album elevated the band to...

Calah Lane (left) and Timothée Chalamet (right) star in Wonka. The film focuses on Roald Dahls iconic fictional chocolatier in his early years. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Review: ‘Wonka’ is a worthy prequel to a well-loved story

Kristina DaPonte, deputy lifestyle editor December 22, 2023

Quiet up and listen down, everyone: As saccharine as it may be, “Wonka” is a fun, heartfelt story that is sure to leave a cavity-filled smile on any viewer’s face. The film, which serves as a prequel and, according to director Paul King, a “companion piece” to the...

Barry Keoghan (left) and Archie Madekwe (right) star in Saltburn. The film is Emerald Fennells follow-up to Promising Young Woman. Photo courtesy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Review: ‘Saltburn’ lacks the allure of its titular estate

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor December 21, 2023

For an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Emerald Fennell sure doesn’t know how to pen a compelling third act. Three years after the ending of “Promising Young Woman” left a bad taste in some viewers’ mouths, the British filmmaker has returned with her sophomore feature...

Joaquin Phoenix stars as the titular emperor in Napoleon. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, released in theaters Nov. 22. Photo courtesy Apple TV+.

Review: ‘Napoleon’ rides to nowhere

Ian Dartley, news correspondent December 18, 2023

Ridley Scott scoffs at historians’ critiques. His newest film, “Napoleon,” a 157-minute synthesis of perhaps the most enigmatic historical figure of all time, invites those slights by removing any iota of charisma from the title character and taking narrative shortcuts...

Adam Hann (left) and Matty Healy (right) play the guitar and sing on stage, respectively. The 1975 performed to a sold out audience at TD Garden Nov. 12 as part of its “Still… At Their Very Best” tour.

Review: They weren’t lying — The 1975 are ‘Still… At Their Very Best’

Annika Sunkara, news staff December 18, 2023

More than a year into its aptly named “Still… At Their Very Best” tour, The 1975 rocked a sold-out TD Garden show Nov. 12. From the nosebleeds to the floor, fans amassed to indulge in the best of the British pop rock band’s diverse discography.  The band’s fifth...

The cast of The Bands Visit performs at The Huntington Theatre Nov. 9. The production was co-hosted by The Huntington Theatre and Speakeasy Stage. Photo courtesy T. Charles Erickson, The Huntington Theatre.

Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ demonstrates the power of connection through music

Heidi Ho, news correspondent December 15, 2023

The Huntington Theatre and Speakeasy Stage, just steps away from East Village residence hall, recently welcomed their co-production of the Tony Award-winning comedic musical, “The Band’s Visit,” directed by Paul Daigneault, holding performances until Dec. 17. The show is...

Ellen Pompeo, star of Greys Anatomy, recently departed the series. It has been steadily declining in viewership and acclaim for years. Photo courtesy ABC.

Column: With Meredith Grey gone, whose ‘Anatomy’ is it now?

Lawrence Brown, news correspondent December 15, 2023

Since its debut in 2005, the immensely popular series “Grey's Anatomy” has captured the hearts of millennials and Generation Z. “Grey's Anatomy,” an 18-year-long medical drama that has won over seven dozen awards, began with the original cast of Ellen Pompeo, Sandra...