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Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

Review: Sherlock's Last Case falls flat as farce

October 17, 2018

By Juan Ramirez, news staff  The last few James Bond films have dealt with the harsh aging of an outdated man in the face of unforgiving modernity. Much like that legendary British institution, both the theatrical farce and literature’s favorite detective are in peril in “Sherlock’s Last Case,” w...

Review: “Post-Apocalypto” is a brilliant multimedia revival of Tenacious D

Review: “Post-Apocalypto” is a brilliant multimedia revival of Tenacious D

October 10, 2018

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor After a nearly six year hiatus, Tenacious D is back with a new web series on YouTube, “Post-Apocalypto.” The six part series, hand drawn by frontman Jack Black, debuted on Sept. 27 and will have a new episode every Friday. An accompanying soundtrack album will b...

Preview: “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows many sides of Freddie Mercury, Queen

Preview: “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows many sides of Freddie Mercury, Queen

October 10, 2018

By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent The long overdue biopic about legendary rock n’ roll band Queen immortalizes Freddie Mercury in full glory. Actor Rami Malek embodies Mercury’s quirks and insecurities, even details like his ability to play piano backward. Malek did his homework to genuinely p...

Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

Seamus McAvoy

October 3, 2018

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 began, with more an...

Review: Boom Crispy Chicken brings Taiwanese style to Chinatown

Review: Boom Crispy Chicken brings Taiwanese style to Chinatown

October 3, 2018

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

Nia Beckett

September 26, 2018

“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 ownership of her work. The movie delivers...

“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

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

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The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Kimberly Senior. Huntington Theatre Company 8/30/18
Lighting Design: D.M.Wood
Costume Design: Kara Harmon
Set Design: Cameron Anderson

Photo Credit: T Charles Erickson
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September 19, 2018

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

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

Fans wait outside of the Blue Stage before Brockhampton appears.

May 27, 2018

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

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

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 ...