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The brilliance behind FX comedy series ‘Better Things’

Last fall, two new high-profile comedies premiered on FX. One was “Atlanta,” a mold-breaking comedy series by actor/rapper/wunderkind Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambin… Read More...

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival proves that jazz is still thriving

I’d begun to think that jazz was dead. That had seemed to be the cultural opinion, too. One of last year’s Oscar contenders, “La La Land,” had the death of the genre as a major … Read More...

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ raises the bar with scare factor and high intensity

Horror movies rarely scare me. They used to, but it’s been awhile since a scary movie has given me that feeling of creeping terror that made me squirm or jump out of my seat. But a new … Read More...

Capitol Steps’ performance falls short of a ‘comedy nerd’s’ expectations

Political comedy group “The Capitol Steps” came to Brandeis to perform on Thursday, Sept. 29. The troupe, consisting of former Senate staffers turned comedians, sang a vari… Read More...

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ presents a sex-filled, corrupt NYC in the 1970s

HBO’s new show “The Deuce” depicts a New York City on the verge of collapse. The show is all about exploitation. Systemic, sexual, economic—you name it. From “The WireRead More...

The National explores relationships in gloomy, but complex “Sleep Well Beast”

One of my main criteria for art is whether or not it produces a reaction. Did it actually make me feel something? Most things don’t. It takes a truly special work of art to pierce my g… Read More...

‘Halt and Catch Fire:’ The best show nobody watched

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is a show that deserved better. Averaging 337,000 viewers last season (compared to the 16.5 million for this season’s “Game of Thrones” f… Read More...

‘Halt and Catch Fire:’ The best show nobody watched

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is a show that deserved better. Averaging 337,000 viewers last season (compared to the 16.5 million for this season’s “Game of Thrones” f… Read More...

HBO’s ‘Room 104’ blazes the trail for anthology shows and deviates from TV norms

I gave up on watching “Game of Thrones” this year. I was half a season behind, and when I started trying to catch up, the episodes were just so long and the number of installments l… Read More...

Student ‘Water’ exhibit provokes sustainability discussion

“Water,” until recently on view in the Shapiro Science Center, is a multimedia exhibition comprised of sculpture, oil paintings, photographs and other forms that engage wiRead More...

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