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Get with the funk

Students of Brandeis University, I have heard the Good Word, I have seen the Sign, I have experienced the Ecstasy, and I want to share it with you.

It has a name: The Funk.

“What is this ‘funk,’” you ask, … Read More...

The Dirty Projectors strut their stuff

The ease with which the Dirty Projectors perform feats of pure musical acrobatics belies the fact that they might just be the hardest working indie band around today.

Between front man Dave Longstreth’s demands for marathon rehearsals and an exhausting … Read More...

Screening of new documentary “The Horse Boy” challenges paradigms

“Why does autism have to be a shutting down of everything? Why can’t it be an opening to adventure?”

Those lines, uttered by Rupert Isaacson during the beginning of the new documentary, “The Horse Boy,” act as the film’s core … Read More...

A comedy with a whole lot of tsuris

Some writers say that the difference between a comedy and a tragedy is that the former begins with a bummed out protagonist and ends with a happy one while the latter starts with a happy protagonist and ends with a … Read More...

Obbini Tumbao shakes up Brandeis with Latin grooves

As I walked out of Slosberg last Saturday night, one distinct impression surfaced my mind: “Damn, Brandeis can dance.”

For those of you who weren’t showing off your salsa skills that evening, you missed out on Obbini Tumbao, a wildly … Read More...

Money is the root of the "Garden"

<i>PHOTO BY Mike Lovett/Brandeis University</i>

PHOTO BY Mike Lovett/Brandeis University

The lights go down and actor Richard McFadyen GRAD appears behind a sliding glass door mowing a lawn. It’s a disconcerting moment, because the typical American cliché of the suburban dad cutting the grass with … Read More...

Rockin’ out with your dad at the House of Blues: The Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays attract a grateful, gray-haired crowd

It’s always risky business going to see a band that hasn’t released a hit single since before you were born. Yet when I heard that the Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays were playing at the House of Blues, I wasn’t … Read More...

In search of a subway soundtrack

Most audiences notice when a concert hall has extraordinary acoustics. A church is likely to garner criticism from its congregants if sound doesn’t carry to the back pews. But commuting to work in New York City with iPod in tow … Read More...

Justice Brandeis of the Peace

Meditations: Members of Sangha, a non-denominational Buddhist club, discuss the Peace of Mind event, an activity for Monday’s International Day of Peace. <br /><i>PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot</i>

Meditations: Members of Sangha, a non-denominational Buddhist club, discuss the Peace of Mind event, an activity for Monday’s International Day of Peace.
PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot

Peace is a very Brandeisian ideal. Founded in the aftermath of and partially … Read More...

Seeking divine inspiration in hard times

<i>PHOTO BY Phil Small/The Hoot</i>

PHOTO BY Phil Small/The Hoot

I felt like I had just infiltrated a secret meeting when I stepped into the Rapaporte Treasure Hall Monday evening. It seemed that everyone there was part of the world of professional Judaism or graduate-level … Read More...

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