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James Baldwin's prose still awe-inspiring

As a prospective English major, it was upon first signing up for classes that I learned I was required to take Intro to Lit. This fact first frustrated me—I had just taken AP English and… Read More...

‘MELA’ brings night of South Asian dance

MELA 2011 was by far the most well-attended event I have seen this semester at Brandeis. I arrived a half-hour early and still had trouble getting seats. People were there to support their friends and… Read More...

‘Au Revoir’ says hello to typical young adult writing

“Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick” by Joe Schreiber is quite the stereotypical young adult novel. All the right moves are made to attract readers to the book: hot girl, hot guy, prom, murder, suspense. Despite… Read More...

Documentary explores homosexuality in Israel

The 45-minute documentary “Mom and Dad: I Have Something to Tell You”—shown as part of “Out in Israel Month”—has something to say not only to parents of gay children in Israel, but to all people… Read More...

‘Cinderella Waltz’ puts new spin on old tale

“Cinderella Waltz,” staged by the Brandeis Ensemble Theatre (BET) this past weekend, was definitely an event to which I looked forward this parents’ weekend. One of Fall Fest’s sponsored events, this witty play with a… Read More...

Novelist Evelyn Waugh still wows, even today

You wouldn’t normally think that Evelyn Waugh, usually shown in photographs as a middle-aged, portly man, could possibly inspire bonding between mostly normal college-aged students. I for one have always been a huge fan of… Read More...

Sugarland soothes the soul

For those who aren’t avid fans, Sugarland is a country band, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, with five number-one singles under their belt. While I’m aware that country isn’t everybody’s favorite genre like… Read More...

With a waggle of the hips, Matt Nathanson charms

Matt Nathanson—born March 28, 1973 (which makes him 38 and unfortunately too old for me)—is an American singer-songwriter who has toured with Sugarland, Train and currently Vanessa Carlton. He is San Francisco-based and has built… Read More...

In wake of film, revisiting the novel ‘One Day’

In the last month, the movie “One Day” came and went, quickly fading at the box office despite being based on a bestselling book. Published in 2009 by author David Nicholls, the novel became an… Read More...

‘Sense of Wonder’ reveals real Rachel Carson

Before seeing the one-woman play “A Sense of Wonder,” I knew only a few things about Rachel Carson; I’d heard of her most famous book, “Silent Spring,” and had even been to a wildlife sanctuary… Read More...
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