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The evolution of Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn has one of the most compelling character evolutions in the DC universe. She didn’t originate in comic books. Her first appearance ever was in a minor role in the episode “Joker’s Favor” on… Read More...

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, a Second Season Done Right

Kipo is back and better than ever. The excellent first season of “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts” ended on a massive cliffhanger with many questions left unanswered. Luckily the second season starts right where… Read More...

‘Superman: Red Son’ squanders solid source materia

The latest addition to DC Comics’ roster of animated features, “Superman: Red Son,” had the potential to be one of the best. But the film failed to live up to expectations. Despite having some of… Read More...

‘Quickies’ 2020: the good, the bad and a shelf

The Undergraduate Theater Collective’s (UTC) annual festival “Quickies” showcased nine student-written short plays on Sunday, Feb. 9. Per tradition, all shows were written, directed, produced and performed by Brandeis students. Some of the shows were… Read More...

‘Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts’ shines a light on a colorful post-apocalypse

Dreamworks’ “Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts” is a welcome addition to any  Netflix watchlist. Based on the webcomic by Rad Sechrist, an animation storyboard artist, the plotline follows the adventures of Kipo, a… Read More...

How to Watch Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’

Generally speaking, I try to focus on the positive aspects of a new film or show. I try to talk about the parts of the work that other critics might overlook. And while I did… Read More...

‘Harley Quinn’ is hyper active and hyper hilarious

In recent days, DC Comics has had a bit of a darker streak. The DC films directed by Zach Synder (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman” and sort-of “Justice League”) gave a gritty outlook on… Read More...

‘Of a Mirror and Its Fragments:’ a reflection on grief and loss

On Friday, Nov. 8, the first performance ever of “Of a Mirror and Its Fragments” premiered in the Merrick Theater. Written by Brandeis’ own Olivia Ellson ’21, the thirty-minute show is an adaptation of Hans… Read More...

Boston’s ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,’ emerges a tragicomic masterpiece

Last Wednesday, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing a wonderful performance of Tom Stoppard’s tragic comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Going into the show, I had… Read More...

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare Presents ‘Macbeth, but Drunk’

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Brandeis’ Shakespeare society, Hold Thy Peace, sponsored a unique and unforgettable event. The group went to see Shitfaced Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth at The Rockwell in Boston. In this performance, the… Read More...
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