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The Huntington News

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Ryan Gosling (left) and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy. Leitch created The Fall Guy to celebrate the stunt industry and bring attention to the work of stunt doubles. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.
Review: ‘The Fall Guy’ somewhat sticks the landing in its tribute to stunt performers
Daniel Patchen, news correspondent • May 13, 2024

Ryan Gosling was just Ken. Now, he’s just the stunt guy. Hollywood’s stunt industry is given its long-overdue spotlight in “The Fall...

Kirsten Dunst stars as Lee in Civil War. Though “Civil War” had real potential, it failed to provide interesting critiques. Photo courtesy A24.
Review: ‘Civil War’ has little to say about America
Emily Boyle, news correspondent • May 12, 2024

For most Americans, the idea of civil war is one restricted to the confines of a classroom. Vague images of good triumphing over evil resound...

Sports betting companies are targeting underage fans, experts say. Northeastern students are among those getting hooked.
Sports betting companies are targeting underage fans, experts say. Northeastern students are among those getting hooked.
Harrison Zurisky, news correspondent • May 12, 2024

Jacob Pollock and a few friends started betting on sports games when they were seniors in high school. But once he discovered Fliff, a “social...

Isola kicks off The 502s’ show on the banjo. From the second the band graced the stage, the group’s radiating happiness and infectious energy captivated the audience’s attention and had them on their feet bouncing to the beat.
Vibing with the happiest band on Earth: The 502s rock the House of Blues
Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff • May 10, 2024

Imagine zooming down the highway on a beautiful summer day, the wind whistling by as music blasts out the car windows. The American indie folk...

Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason
Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason
Ben Churney, news staff • May 8, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for...

Bad Bunny sings on stage at TD Garden April 17. The performance was part of Bad Bunnys “Most Wanted Tour.”
Review: Bad Bunny returns to Boston with the ‘Most Wanted’ show
Julia Finocchiaro, news correspondent • April 30, 2024
Retro Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is an overly glamorous headache
Retro Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is an overly glamorous headache
Ben Churney, news staff • April 20, 2024
The exterior of the Coolidge Corner Theatre from Harvard Street. The Brookline theatre unveiled its new renovations March 27.
Coolidge Corner Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new renovations, updates well-loved community space
Joseph Brant, news staff • April 17, 2024
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The cast of Mermaid Hour poses for a photo. David Valdes set the play in Boston because of the Boston Children’s Hospital’s role in providing gender-affirming care for adolescents and pediatrics. Photo courtesy Nile Scott Studios
‘Mermaid Hour’ breaks stereotypes, celebrates transgender identity
Heidi Ho, news staff • April 23, 2024

Moonbox Productions will open the New England premiere of playwright David Valdes’ “Mermaid Hour” April 26 to May 19 at Arrow Street Arts...

Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’
Column: Online treatment of Ottessa Moshfegh, Anne Hathaway reveal the insidious consequences of being ‘woman’d’
Ella Warner, news correspondent • April 22, 2024
Two visitors climb the Grand Staircase at the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building in awe. Over 2 million people visited the Boston Public Library’s 25 locations in 2023.
Libraries beyond Snell: 3 spaces for final studies
Curtis DeSmith, photo correspondent • April 15, 2024
Sharaé Moultrie sings. Girl from the North Country followed Moultire as she navigates being a unmarried, pregnant, Black teenager in a white family during the Great Depression. Photo courtesy Evan Zimmerman, Emerson Colonial Theatre.
‘Girl from the North Country’ sports Bob Dylan hits, societal commentary
Heidi Ho, news staff • April 12, 2024

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A student examines the content preferences page in Instagrams settings. Instagram started limiting “political” and “social” content for users by default in mid-March with no announcement.
A new update to Instagram is putting politics on pause
Devyn Rudnick, news correspondent • April 23, 2024

When asked how they consume the news, 16-year-old high school student Emma Israel, 22-year-old community college student Aubrianna Rin and 18-year-old...

Three cosplayers pose for a photo with a PAX East sign. The convention ran from March 21 to March 24.
PAX East forges bonds within gaming communities, creates platform for indie developers
Darin Zullo, news staff • March 31, 2024
An Apple Vision Pro on display in the Apple store at 815 Boylston St. Officially for sale Feb. 2, the device marked Apple’s first new product category to launch since AirPods in 2016.
Review: I tried the Apple Vision Pro so you don’t have to
Ethan Wayne, news staff • March 11, 2024
Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped
Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped
Maya Das, news correspondent • January 5, 2024

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Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love
Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love
Ben Churney, news staff • May 5, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for...

Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ shines at its best, but crashes at its worst
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Laura Emde, news staff • May 1, 2024

When the clock struck midnight April 19, the world listened to Taylor Swift’s 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” for the...

Column: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ sparks debate on ethical, financial implications of AI-generated art in films
Column: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ sparks debate on ethical, financial implications of AI-generated art in films
Anna Palfy, news correspondent • April 30, 2024

Demonic chaos depicted through the lens of a 1970s late-night talk show is probably not a horror film plot you’ve seen before.  But that’s...

Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time
Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time
Ben Churney, news staff • April 30, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for...

Audience members sit in Bartos Theater and wait for a screening of Twice Colonized to begin March 15. The screening was part of the 13th annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival.
When ‘Women Take The Reel,’ stories are magnified, audiences are enlightened
Meghan Hirsch, news correspondent • April 10, 2024

Dozens gathered at the Bartos Theater at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 15 to screen their films at the 13th annual Women Take...

Olivia Rodrigo sings on stage. She dazzled the crowd with her vocals during songs like teenage dream, traitor and making the bed.
Review: Olivia Rodrigo played TD Garden and fans couldn’t be ‘happier’
Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor • April 10, 2024

Ecstatic Livies, the title singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo’s most ardent fans proudly brandish, swarmed TD Garden April 1 with everything...

A bagel with cream cheese from Render Coffee.
Spreading some schmear: Rating four bagel spots around campus
Kristina DaPonte and Christina McCabe April 9, 2024

With several different bagel shop options around Northeastern’s campus, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to pop in....

Gina Fonseca (left) and Sean Leviashvili in a scene from Cost of Living. The play premiered in Boston at Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion from March 8 to 30. Photo courtesy Nile Hawver, Speakeasy Stage.
‘Cost of Living’ advocates for disability justice on, off stage
Heidi Ho, news staff • April 8, 2024

Speakeasy Stage Company welcomed the Boston premiere of playwright Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living,” which was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer...

Abby Barton (left) and Cecilia Liang in a scene from Usual Girls. Northeasterns production of Ming Peiffers play ran from March 28 to April 7.
‘Usual Girls’ doesn’t hold back, addresses brutal realities head-on
Darin Zullo, news staff • April 7, 2024

“Usual Girls” is by no means a typical feel-good, light-hearted play about womanhood. At times, it’s a comedy, but with every laugh it...

Laganja Estranga speaks to the crowd. Along with her performances, she also spoke about the importance of students voting and the LGBTQ+ community having a seat at the table.
LMA, RSA bring Laganja Estranja to campus for Springfest
Janira Skrbkova and Carol Queiroz April 5, 2024

So you wanted a twist, huh?  To kick off Springfest 2024, Northeastern’s Live Music Association, or LMA, and the Resident Student Association,...