The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Lifestyle

Column: Can Bethenny Frankel burst the Bravo bubble?

Column: Can Bethenny Frankel burst the Bravo bubble?

Joseph Brant, news staff January 28, 2024

Every worker needs a union, even if their job is being messy on national television. Bethenny Frankel, “Skinnygirl” lifestyle mogul, original cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York” and unabashed reality TV pariah, first called for a reality television union...

Northeastern community responds to SAG-AFTRA strike’s finale

Northeastern community responds to SAG-AFTRA strike’s finale

Olivia Woodard, news correspondent January 25, 2024

On Nov. 8, 2023, the Television/Theatrical Negotiating Committee of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA, announced its members had voted unanimously to adopt a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...

Column: Letterboxd expands its cinematic universe

Column: Letterboxd expands its cinematic universe

Olivia Woodard, news correspondent January 24, 2024

Coined as the “Goodreads for movies” by founders Matthew Buchanan and Karl von Randow, Letterboxd has only become a household name in recent years — despite debuting in 2011. Known for its users’ humorous quips in place of lengthy movie reviews — witty remarks like...

The Middle East stands at 472 Massachusetts Ave. The nightclub has been known to feature different types of bands at the same time with its five rooms.

‘It was like an oasis’: How The Middle East became a talked-about music venue

Henry Bova, news correspondent January 23, 2024

If one was looking for a night of live music and walked into The Middle East blind, it would be best to expect the unexpected. With a labyrinth of rooms to navigate and a diverse bill of artists each night, its eclecticism jumps out from the moment someone walks in. To Aaron...

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...