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‘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...

A warm animation for a dreary winter: ‘Weathering with You’

If you’re craving some magic and warmth on a dreary day, then “Weathering with You” is a must-watch for your weekend. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, “Weathering with You” tells the story of two teenagers: a… Read More...

Overlooked sculptures: ‘The Wand of Inquiry’

Brandeis University is loaded with all kinds of public art. We’ve got busts, we’ve got plaques, we’ve got strange nightmare monoliths, and they are all beautiful. That said, some of these installations are more beautiful… Read More...

Nearly Theatre: not quite a review of the Huntington’s ‘Sweat’

Last Friday I had the privilege of seeing the final dress rehearsal of the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Sweat” by playwright Lynn Nottage. I must preface this by admitting that the show wasn’t finished… 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...

Young Thug’s ‘So Much Fun’ really is so much fun

Though Young Thug may have over a dozen mixtapes in his discography, “So Much Fun” is the effervescent Atlanta-based rapper’s debut studio album, as well as his most commercially successful project so far. Originally released… Read More...

I’m crazy for ‘Manic’

Genre-defying and sonically cohesive, Halsey’s “Manic” is the strongest album released in months. Halsey uses these 16 tracks to tell a story of an insecure girl navigating the world, and she’s not afraid to show… Read More...

A case for the Dawn Redwood, Brandeis’ only sequoia tree

When we think about “art on campus,” most people tend to imagine objects made of paint, canvas and wood and placed in either the Rose Art Museum or Dreitzer Gallery in Spingold Theater. The multitude… Read More...

‘Idle’ games: accessible and decently entertaining

The problem with video games these days is that they just take too much time and effort (not to mention money). That’s why 2019 saw the rise of “idle” games, a new subgenre of role-playing… Read More...
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