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Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

October 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

By Juan Ramirez We’ll never truly know our parents; our perception of them so complicated by our relationships, dynamics and memories. Even less, we’ll never truly know others’ parents, and what happens behind closed doors at another’s house is just about anyone’s guess. “Fun Home,” the...

Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

October 17, 2018


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By Juan Ramirez, news staff  The last few James Bond films have dealt with the harsh aging of an outdated man in the face of unforgiving modernity.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...

Column: Miniseries should stay mini

Column: Miniseries should stay mini

April 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist   Well, reader, I’ll let you in on the creative process behind this week’s column. I originally intended to praise the maturity and craftsmanship of two recent hit miniseries – HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” – ...

Column: Grammys must adapt or die

Column: Grammys must adapt or die

February 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist “Believe the people. Believe the ones who’d rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep.” So goes Frank Ocean’s fantastic Tumblr-posted clapback at the Grammy producers who wrongly claimed...

Column: Despite differing opinions, “Girls” is a work of art

Column: Despite differing opinions, “Girls” is a work of art

February 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist It’s a shame that people won’t give Lena Dunham a chance. Don’t get me wrong, the actress/writer/director behind the HBO series “Girls” is often as “painfully narcissistic, shockingly tone-deaf and just generally one of the most insufferable people yo...

Review: Boston cast extends a hand to God

Review: Boston cast extends a hand to God

January 25, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, arts & entertainment columnist Not many people would feel comfortable standing on a stage and directly challenging an audience to reconsider what they believe in without letting them off the hook. Luckily, Tyrone, the foul-mouthed star of “Hand to God,” is a hand puppet...

REVIEW: “A Doll’s House” exhibits timeless struggles of the human condition

REVIEW: “A Doll’s House” exhibits timeless struggles of the human condition

January 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Juan Ramirez, arts and entertainment columnist The audience feels a quiet shockwave when Nora Helmer explains to her husband that she longs to understand society and must try to learn whether it—or her—is correct in its ways. In troubling times, not only must we, too, attempt to learn what is...

NU Stage explores adulthood through comedy

NU Stage explores adulthood through comedy

September 14, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

New and returning students gathered at the Fenway Center Saturday to watch members of NU Stage, Northeastern’s student-run musical theater group, air out their young adult grievances in the summer revue “My Quarter Life Crisis.” Performances by 26 Northeastern students provided a comedic look at t...

MFA highlights American trailblazers

MFA highlights American trailblazers

September 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

New exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) shed light on two little-known American modern artists of the 20th century: Imogen Cunningham, a pioneering female photographer and Terry Winters, a painter, draughtsman and printmaker whose focus lies at the intersection of art and science. Cunningham,...

Review: New play transcends boundaries

Review: New play transcends boundaries

June 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, arts & entertainment editor The challenges faced by a deaf, gay recovering alcoholic are something most could never understand. And yet, in “I Was Most Alive With You,” a new play written and directed by Craig Lucas, this man’s burden becomes a universally recognizable s...

Governors Ball takes New York City

Governors Ball takes New York City

June 8, 2016


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By Juan A. Ramirez, arts & entertainment editor Festival-goers’ love of crowds, concerts and open air was put to the test at the sixth installment of Governors Ball Music Festival, which took place in New York City from Friday, June 3 to Saturday, June 4. The festival, held on Randall’s Isl...

Wind Ensemble plays mechanical theme

Wind Ensemble plays mechanical theme

April 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, news staff The Northeastern University (NU) Wind Ensemble played its final concert of the semester – a themed performance titled “Music & Machines” – on Sunday, April 3 at the Fenway Center. “In the spring, I’ve been doing different themed concerts,” Director o...

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