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‘Mulan’ live action was a deep dishonor to fans of the original

Who is this live-action “Mulan” for? Fans of the original “Mulan,” like myself, love the Fa ancestors (renamed Hua in the live-action), Mulan’s grandmother, Mushu the tiny dragon, the cricket, General Shang, the songs, the… Read More...

Avatar: The Last Airbender: A Beautiful Anomaly

With many people quarantined at home and their eyes glued to Netflix, the recent addition of “Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA)” on the streaming service has offered itself as a form of escape in these… Read More...

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at… Read More...

Hoot recommends: quarantine edition

“Beastars” Okay, so hear me out. Paru Itagaki’s comedy manga “Beastars” about a bunch of anthropomorphic animals going to high school might look like furry fluff fodder—and it kind of is—but the series is a… Read More...

‘The Tempest’ took Brandeis by storm

“The Tempest” is a widely established Shakespearean play about an ex-duke of Milan, Prospero, who is exiled to a remote island with his daughter, Miranda. Using magic, he tries to seek revenge on his brother… Read More...

‘Shameless’ season 10: are politically charged shenanigans getting old?

Somehow, even after 10 seasons, “Shameless” has been able to keep surprising us and also not surprising us. The show follows the Gallaghers, a family living in poverty in the south side of Chicago. With… Read More...

‘Circles’: Mac Miller’s last album won’t come around again

The late Mac Miller’s final and posthumously produced album “Circles” was released this past month to a mix of surprise, delight and melancholy. According to one of Mac’s family members, “Circles” was meant to be… Read More...

In season three, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is still mostly marvelous

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” an Emmy-award-winning show, debuted its third season by the end of 2019. While the show still delivered on its trademark features such as witty, fast paced dialogue, dazzling performances and an… Read More...

‘We Are Proud to Present’ a striking and memorable Brandeis production

“We Are Proud To Present A Presentation About The Herero of Namibia Formerly Known As South West Africa From The German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915,” by Jackie Sibbles Drury, or “We Are Proud to… Read More...

Fall Flex 2019: A first timer’s take

“Sold out” are the words that first caught my eye by the ticket booth in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC). Fall Flex, sold out? Our expensive tuition gets us free concerts? It must be a… Read More...
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