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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


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...

Katie Dolce sings and plays the guitar at LMAs Homecoming concert. The two opening acts each had to prepare a 30-minute setlist. Photo courtesy Emily Kobren.

LMA openers reflect on Homecoming performances, aspirations

Christina McCabe, news staff December 11, 2023

In the weeks after Live Music Association’s, or LMA’s, Homecoming concert, student openers Katie Dolce and Bug Wife are still ecstatic about their performances.  The student acts opened the concert for Tommy Lefroy, an indie pop music duo, in Northeastern’s AfterHours...

Children and adults watch the performances at the Faneuil Hall tree lighting Nov. 21.

Column: 6 activities to get you in the holiday spirit

Alex DuBois, news correspondent December 7, 2023

As the familiar chill of winter descends upon Boston, there is no better time for college students to explore the city and embrace the quickly approaching season. For students searching for ways to experience some holiday magic, Boston luckily offers no shortage of winter activities...

A performer strums their guitar and sings onstage. The proceeds from the open mic supported the Okra Project, a mutual aid organization for queer people of color.

Music For Change: LMA open mic draws crowds, raises funds for trans youth

Yaakov Aldrich, news correspondent December 5, 2023

The Live Music Association, or LMA, organized an open mic Nov. 13, which brought together a variety of indie bands and solo acts who performed for a cheering crowd of students in AfterHours to raise money for the Okra Project, a mutual aid organization for queer people of color.  Several...

Tom Blyth (left) and Rachel Zegler (right) star as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird, respectively, in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The film is set decades before the previously released films. Photo courtesy Murray Close/Lionsgate.

Review: ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ breaks new ground while honoring its predecessors

Laura Emde, deputy lifestyle editor December 5, 2023

It’s a chilly November night, and a group of friends are driving to see the newest “Hunger Games” movie as Taylor Swift’s most recent release, “1989,” is playing through the car speakers. Is this scenario taking place in 2014 or 2023? Both options are correct. “The...

Maria Barrett sings during the opening song Omigod You Guys.  Despite the difficulty of a musical like Legally Blonde, NU Stage pulled it off, pleasing audiences.

‘What, like it’s hard?’: NU Stage takes on ‘Legally Blonde’

Rachana Madhav, news staff December 4, 2023

Over the weekend of Nov. 19, Northeastern’s “premier student-run musical theater group,” NU Stage, put on one of its most electric and memorable shows yet: “Legally Blonde.” Despite the inherent challenge of staging this particular musical — it's an ambitious choice...

A Boogie walks across stage, illuminated by set lights. He performed several hit songs, including Drowning, Look Back at It and My Shit. Photo courtesy Kimmy Curry, CUP.

Taking a “Look Back at It”: A Boogie wit da Hoodie invigorates students at Homecoming concert

Niya Plynton, news correspondent December 1, 2023

New York-based hip-hop superstar A Boogie wit da Hoodie concluded “Me vs. Myself: The College Tour” at Matthews Arena Nov. 9 where he performed as the Homecoming Week’s headliner, sponsored by the Northeastern Council for University Programs, or CUP.  Following previous...

Retro Review: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ has yet to be topped in stop-motion

Retro Review: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ has yet to be topped in stop-motion

Ben Churney, news staff November 30, 2023

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for November 2023 is “stop-motion.” “Does anyone actually read my column?”  Mr. Fox (George Clooney) asks. Relatable. Before...

Abby Kesselman, Noah Braunstein and Halle Brockett act out a scene from The Moors in the forefront of the stage. The play was performed in Curry Student Centers Studio Theatre Nov. 9-19. Photo courtesy Lauren Scornavacca.

Review: ‘The Moors’ presents a thrilling story of love, longing and desperation

Heidi Ho, news correspondent November 30, 2023

The Studio Theatre in Curry Student Center welcomed the Department of Theatre’s production of “The Moors” by Jen Silverman from Nov. 9-19. “The Moors,” directed by theatre professor Jonathan Carr, is an eerie play set in England around the 1840s, where nothing is as...