Lydian Quartet dazzles Brandeis on “world tour”

The Lydian String Quartet is one of those unfortunately overlooked cultural institutions among Brandeis undergraduates. Looking out across the sea of white heads on Saturday night in the Slosberg Music Center, one could easily forget that this was a university and not a senior citizen home. Yet the youthful vitality present in the performance itself […]

Cynical Optimism: LOL @ the internetz

“I studied three hours for a test that just got cancelled. FML.” Erm, I’m sorry—was that a typo? FM, what? It wasn’t until a good two weeks ago that I noticed this newfangled internet meme began to inconspicuously trickle into my Facebook newsfeed. Curious, I explored further, and wound up at what is sure to […]

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes “Company”

Company Photo Gallery Company. The word alone is enough to drive a person up a wall, at least when it comes to the kind of company that outlasts its welcome. But company takes many forms, and this show explores many of them. The show centers around Bobby and the relationships he has with his friends, […]

A tribute to Wayne Marshall, a professor remixed

Prof. Wayne Marshall (AAAS and MUS) is a man of seemingly infinite identities: blogger, DJ, rapper, professor, author, researcher, and musician. Every Monday night, you can catch him spinning tunes at the Enormous Room club in Central Square, and every Tuesday afternoon he’ll be teaching about Music and Globalization. Marshall seems to be consistently defying […]

Cramer vs. Stewart: the media and financial crisis

One week ago was the showdown culminating a week-long media-hyped feud between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer, of CNBC’s loudest finance show, “ Mad Money.” To commemorate the occasion, “The Daily Show” dispensed with the standard format, chose a self-mocking special introduction segment and spent the bulk of the show on the ‘interview’ of Cramer. […]

Brandeis underdog slam team triumphs

The Brandeis Slam Team has just proven itself the ultimate dark horse candidate, becoming the only first year team to advance to the semi-finals of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. The competition, which took place last weekend at University of Pennsylvania, celebrates spoken word poetry as a force of a creative expression and […]

Brandeis chefs sharpen their knives (and skills) in JSA competition

If you were in Village B from 6-8pm this past Saturday, you may have noticed a group of students working furiously with sharp knives at one of the second floor kitchens. They were actually participating in the Japanese Student Association’s 2nd annual Iron Chef competition. This year, two teams went head-to-head in a battle for […]

The Dropkick Murphys rock out in their element

On St. Patrick’s Day, no type of music seems as fitting as Celtic-infused punk rock. The greatest of all Boston-based bands, the Dropkick Murphys, know this full well, which is why they have been putting on a string of shows around and on St. Patrick’s Day for nine years. It is basically impossible to get […]