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The Wrecks struggle to fill headlining set; supporting bands outshine

The Wrecks struggle to fill headlining set; supporting bands outshine

November 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor It was a sea of low-cut, see-through tops and flannels soaked in purple light. Talks about crowd surfing at Warped Tour cut between Smash Mouth, Queens of the Stone Age and Bee Gees played over blown-out house speakers at the Sinclair Monday night. It was only 7:39 p.m., ...

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor There were two full drum sets, two keytars, more than five microphones and at least three guitars on stage for Gorillaz’ show, and that was before any performers even stepped onstage Sunday, Oct 14. That was the atmosphere of the night. It was a perfectly choreog...

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


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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...

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

October 10, 2018


Filed under City

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor Protesters and political organizers from around Boston gathered at the State House Friday night to encourage senators not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sexual assault survivors shared their stories, including how they were ignored and silenced by...

Will Dailey practices “trial by fire” for new songs at AfterHours

Will Dailey practices “trial by fire” for new songs at AfterHours

October 3, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor “Hi, my name’s Will, this is Dave. We just met on Match.com a couple hours ago and we’re just making these up as we go.” Will Dailey opened his performance at AfterHours on Sept. 25 with this cryptic introduction and went on to play an almost two hour set without e...

NU Stage produces “Pippin,” the plainclothes pontificator

NU Stage produces “Pippin,” the plainclothes pontificator

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

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 ...

William Shatner leads screening of ‘The Wrath of Khan’

William Shatner leads screening of ‘The Wrath of Khan’

April 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

By Sam Cronin, news staff William Shatner, star of stage and screen, took the audience behind the scenes of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and shared anecdotes of his on-set experiences and career after a screening at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre April 3. Shatner’s career has spanned m...

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

April 4, 2018


Filed under City

By Sam Cronin, news staff Conversations ranged from Northeastern’s role in gentrifying nearby neighborhoods to Boston’s history of housing displacement at the Northeastern Housing Justice Coalition campaign kickoff meeting March 26 at Dockser Hall. Prasanna Rajasekaran, a fifth-year economics major ...

Review: NUStage produces ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ revue

Review: NUStage produces ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ revue

March 28, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, news staff After a content warning preparing the audience for “mature themes, substance use, abuse, suicide and scantily clad appearances,” the crowd immediately knew what kind of show they were about to see.  As a revue, the production was a collection of songs centered around...

ACLU director calls on students to protect free speech

ACLU director calls on students to protect free speech

March 25, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Sam Cronin, news staff Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU in Massachusetts, urged students to take a stand as activists for free speech during a March 14 talk. “I believe that it’s time for college students to rise up and take a stand for unrestricted political activism: for free ...

BuzzFeed stars talk Asian-American media representation

BuzzFeed stars talk Asian-American media representation

February 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

By Sam Cronin, news staff A panel discussion by two Asian-American BuzzFeed personalities kicked off Asian American Heritage Week Tuesday at Northeastern. The panel featuring BuzzFeed’s Steven Lim and Jen Ruggirello was the first in a series of 10 events put on by a variety of student organizations, ...

Burke Street dormitory “topped out” in celebration with mayor

Burke Street dormitory “topped out” in celebration with mayor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Sam Cronin, news staff Local officials and business leaders met Feb. 7 for the “Topping Out Celebration” of Northeastern’s 20-story dormitory building which is nearing completion at 10 Burke St. At the event, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and other key ...

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