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Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

October 3, 2018


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By Seamus McAvoy The most recent event in the “Tastemakers Presents” series took place last Saturday in AfterHours, featuring performances from Queen of Jeans and headlining act Tancred. Though the crowd wasn’t the largest to begin with, the atmosphere changed for the better as soon as the show be...

Review: Boom Crispy Chicken brings Taiwanese style to Chinatown

Review: Boom Crispy Chicken brings Taiwanese style to Chinatown

October 3, 2018


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By Allie Kuo, lifestyle columnist   With a name like Boom Crispy Chicken, this brand-new Chinatown spot is not vague about what they serve. The shop that opened on Sept. 11 specializes in Taiwanese-style fried chicken that comes in all sorts of combinations and forms. Calamari, takoyaki and a f...

Review: Colette

Review: Colette

September 26, 2018


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By Nia Beckett, news correspondent “Colette” is the dramatic biopic of its namesake, a French novelist born in the late 19th century and a modern feminist icon. Colette ghostwrote a series of novels about a girl named Claudine for her husband, Willy, until she decided to fight for creative own...

“Between Riverside and Crazy” takes on police violence, class and race

“Between Riverside and Crazy” takes on police violence, class and race

September 19, 2018


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By Julia Crooijmans, news staff After falling prey to injustice and misfortune in his former life Walter “Pops” Washington (Tyrees Allen) tenaciously battles to keep all he has left — his rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side. This home serves as the set on which the play “Between ...

Review: “The Niceties” plays nice with campus race relations

Review: “The Niceties” plays nice with campus race relations

September 19, 2018


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By Juan Ramirez, lifestyle critic Young and old, black and white, left and far-left battle it out in “The Niceties,” Huntington Theatre Company’s season opener which had its world premiere Wednesday night. If only the battles onstage weren’t taking place all around us, in real time, in mu...

Eminem, Khalid, and others bring high energy to Boston Calling’s final day

May 28, 2018


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Story by Derek Schuster, photos by Alex Melagrano, news staff   Boston Calling’s 2018 edition came to a close on Sunday, with Eminem headlining the festival’s final night in Allston. The balmy weather of the previous two days was traded for a rainy chill as fans bundled up to hear th...

Boston Calling continues with good weather and better performances

Boston Calling continues with good weather and better performances

May 27, 2018


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Story by Derek Schuster, photos by Alex Melagrano, news staff The warm weather continued in Allston as Boston Calling entered its second day on Saturday, led by Jack White as the night’s headliner. A steady stream of hard rock on one side of the festival and hip-hop/R&B on the other provid...

Boston Calling starts off with a bang in 2018

Boston Calling starts off with a bang in 2018

May 26, 2018


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Story by Derek Schuster, photos by Alex Melagrano, news staff Boston Calling kicked off its 2018 edition on Friday, with The Killers headlining the first night of the three-day festival. The event, held at the Harvard Athletic Complex for only the second time after moving from City Hall Plaza...

NU Stage produces “Pippin,” the plainclothes pontificator

NU Stage produces “Pippin,” the plainclothes pontificator

April 18, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor The show began the way it ended, from behind the audience. The Leading Player came up from behind the audience with musical accompaniment and a flourish of lights, promising an unforgettable evening. At the end during one of the final songs, cast members jeered and ...

Review: “Rampage” delivers fun, mindless action

Review: “Rampage” delivers fun, mindless action

April 18, 2018


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By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The curse of video game movies is well known in Hollywood.  From the miserable 1993 film adaptation of “Super Mario Bros.” to the boring 2016 film, “Assassin’s Creed,” film representations of video games have yet to prove themselves. This is partly d...

Review: Andy Grammer delivers energetic and soulful show

Review: Andy Grammer delivers energetic and soulful show

April 15, 2018


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By Samuel Kim, lifestyle co-editor The marquee in front of Paradise Rock Club read “Sold Out” Friday night. Under it, hundreds ranging from elementary-age children to the elderly stood in a line that stretched down Commonwealth Avenue. They all awaited their chance to see Andy Grammer on t...

Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the long-awaited Spielberg return

Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the long-awaited Spielberg return

April 9, 2018


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By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist When “Ready Player One” was announced, many were skeptical — including me. The film seemed like a perfect corporate move to jam in every possible product placement, and after “The Emoji Movie” some frustrated cinephiles have been more cynical about movies...

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