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‘Sex Criminals’ is a different kind of comic book

Jonah: Well Lucy, let’s get into it. What is “Sex Criminals?” And why should people care?   Lucy: Well Jonah, let me tell you. “Sex Criminals” is a graphic novel series. First published in 2013… Read More...

Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen reflects through poetry

On Tuesday evening in the Berlin Chapel, new Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen recounted several excerpts from his book, “When I Grow Up I want to be a List of Further Possibilities.” The chapel was… Read More...

WBRS brings chuckles to Chum’s

Jerry Seinfeld famously proclaimed the college comedy scene to be too politically correct, driving performers away. On Monday, Sept. 25, comedian Josh Day proclaimed “fuck Jerry Seinfield” to cheers as he introduced that night’s comedy… Read More...

“Deuce” season 2 depicts a problematic, exploitative 1970s New York

“The Deuce” is the sleaziest thing I’ve seen since 1974’s “Chinatown.” It’s an HBO series set in 1977 in New York City—back before big money moved back into the city. The show is about exploitation;… Read More...

Madeline’s Madeline will break your mind

Noah: Jonah, what did we just watch? Jonah: Well, my friend, we just caught the new indie darling “Madeline’s Madeline” from director Josephine Decker. It’s not quite easy to recap the film—I guess I would… Read More...

Exploring the YA genre at Boston Teen Author Festival

The seventh annual Boston Teen Author Festival last Saturday brought both veteran and up-and-coming young adult authors together for panel reflections, signings and personal connections. Held in the Cambridge Public Library and neighboring Cambridge Rindge… Read More...

WBRS brings chuckles to Chum’s

Jerry Seinfeld famously proclaimed the college comedy scene to be too politically correct, driving performers away. On Monday, Sept. 25, comedian Josh Day proclaimed “fuck Jerry Seinfield” to cheers as he introduced that night’s comedy… Read More...

24-hour ‘Annie’ brings improv spirit to Broadway production

The 24-hour musical has become a sanctified Brandeis tradition, bringing throngs of sleepless theater kids and audience members alike to the SCC theater every year. The production, which this year brought ever-hopeful orphan “Annie” to… Read More...

Who is Sandi Tan?

“I see it as a very strange and round-about happy ending,” said Sandi Tan at a screening of her new film, “Shirkers,” at Brandeis’ Wasserman Cinematheque on Sept. 16. Tan’s film is a winding, autobiographical… Read More...

It’s been a big week for Chicago’s hip-hop scene

This past week has been crazy for Chicago’s hip-hop scene. After years of anticipation, three major projects have been released. This is the same scene that produced now-global superstar Chance the Rapper, so it’s always… Read More...
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