The Huntington News

Review: ‘Folklore’ by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift releases her new album

Ingrid Angulo, deputy lifestyle editor

August 26, 2020

“Folklore” came as Taylor Swift’s biggest surprise yet. Announced merely hours ahead of its arrival, with co-writer credits from The National’s Aaron Dessner, fans had little time to speculate on what this new era of Swift could mean – but they still took to Twitter to analyze every single hint ...

Review: ‘Reimagining Home’ Photography Exhibit at the MFA


Kelly Chan, deputy lifestyle editor

February 12, 2020

Man versus nature has been a common battle throughout history. However, when brought together, each element can bring out beauty from the other. As of Jan. 11, the Museum of Fine Arts has opened a new exhibit that features the photography of two Iranian artists, Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti. Th...

Review: Nightlife redefined: A Bowie experience that is out of this world

The Museum of Science is hosting a David Bowie space exhibit in the planetarium.

Mihiro Shimano, news correspondent

January 29, 2020

With an unusual mix of science, technology and art, James Wetzel, producer of the adult programs at the Museum of Science, coordinated the David Bowie Experience at the Charles Hayden Planetarium. The audience, made up of many Bowie fans, were enchanted by the astronomy and abstract visuals, accompanied...

Review: What “Little Women” says about today’s society

'Little Women,' a story that takes place in the mid 1800s, reflects contemporary struggles.

Christie Ya-Chi Lee, news correspondent

January 29, 2020

In the opening scene of “Little Women” (2019), Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) accepts five dollars fewer than usual from her publisher, Mr. Dashwood (Tracy Letts). He tells her that her kind of work typically pays between 25 and 30 dollars, but he pays her 20. Jo smiles hopefully and nods. Director...

Review: Jonas Brothers bring nostalgia and happiness to TD Garden

The Jonas Brothers performed at TD Garden on Nov. 24 after a six-year hiatus.

Jessica Brite, news correspondent

December 2, 2019

Following a six-year hiatus, the brothers garnered a mass amount of fans from all ages; from pairs of older friends wearing shirts from the 2008 and 2013 tours, to a family with two young boys.   TD Garden lit up in purple, on Nov. 24, as the synchronized light bands unified the thousands of Jona...

Review: ‘Waves’: an intense and heartbreaking ride

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

November 27, 2019

Repeatedly whirling around in a car of smiling teens, the opening shot of A24’s latest drama “Waves” — and most of what follows — quickly becomes disconcerting and overwhelming. Set in sunny South Florida, “Waves” depicts Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a high school student-athlete facing...

Joshua Davis delivers personalized, raw concert experience

Joshua Davis performs in the Haymarket Lounge at the City Winery Nov. 14.

Elena Plumb, news correspondent

November 20, 2019

The lights in the Haymarket Lounge at the City Winery dimmed, the chatter floating through the audience silenced and a purple glow washed over the stage, illuminating headliner Joshua Davis as he began to skillfully pick his guitar. With impressive evocation of emotion and soul, Davis staged both a c...

Review: ‘Midway’: Better than I’d feared, but still not for everyone

Christopher Kelly, news staff

November 20, 2019

“Midway” (2019) is the action-packed recount of one of the most decisive battles in the Pacific theater during World War II. It covers multiple perspectives from different sides of the war both leading up to and during the battle. “Midway” is directed by Roland Emmerich, who has finally returned...

Review: ‘RENT’ lives on

Cast members of the Shubert Theatre's production of

Rachel Erwin, news correspondent

November 7, 2019

Breathing new life into a well-known musical is often an impossible task, yet this is exactly what the cast and creative team of the 20th Anniversary Tour of “RENT” accomplished at the Boch Center’s Shubert Theatre Nov. 3.  With a book, music and lyrics written by the late Jonathan Larson, “RENT...

Review: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’: Worth the ten-year wait

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 30, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Zombieland” that hit theaters a decade ago. The main cast of mismatched survivors and their travels throughout post-apocalyptic America was a booming success after the initial release of “Zombieland” in 2009. The light-hearted and ...

Review: ‘Joker’ (2019) worth every ticket

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 9, 2019

“Joker” (2019), directed by Todd Phillips, tells the sad tale of Arthur Fleck and his descent into madness as he eventually personifies the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur is one of the most captivating performances of the year. This film combines beautiful cinematography with tragic storytelling in ord...

Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ is a crisis of antiheroes

Alex Hurt (Rosencrantz) and Jeremy Webb (Guildenstern) in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

October 2, 2019

Minor characters take the main stage in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” and they’re nothing short of absurd. Playwright Tom Stoppard’s 1966 tragicomedy, set amid William Shakespeare’s late 16th-century tragedy “Hamlet,” begins...