Adagio’s ‘Dance Everywhere!’ a spring favorite

As we’ve come to expect each spring semester at Brandeis, Adagio’s semester show brought to Levin Ballroom a packed evening of 21 dance pieces of several genres. Titled “Dance Everywhere!” the show spoke to the great efforts of Adagio’s roughly 80 members. Adagio is Brandeis’ largest student-run dance group, open to all students regardless of […]

Temporary pop-up gallery Rosebud ‘is no more’

With little notice or publicity, the Rosebud Gallery, a project by the Rose Art Museum, has recently closed its doors. The Rosebud was a small art gallery that bridged the Rose and the broader Waltham community, encouraging stronger ties between Brandeis and its neighbors. An editor at The Brandeis Hoot inquired as to a potential […]

Smino’s ‘Blkswn’ offers something for every music lover

If you’re already a fan of Chris Smith Jr., better known as Smino, then I’m sure his debut album “Blkswn” has surpassed your highest expectations. If you have never heard of Smino, put down this paper, and open up your preferred streaming service. I may be biased, but I am willing to wager that no […]

Lisa Reindorf merges art, activism, environmentalism

Architect, artist and climate activist Lisa Reindorf gave a guest lecture that provided an overview of the interconnections between politics, economics and environmentalism, along with other fields, on Wednesday, March 22. Touching upon the works of other artists and environmentalists as well as her own oeuvre, Reindorf highlighted the ways in which artists can serve […]

‘Myths and Ms.’ reading invited audience feedback

A table reading of “Myths and Ms.” gave Women’s Studies Research Center Resident Scholar Rosie Rosenzweig the chance to hear her characters come to life and the opportunity to receive vital feedback from a thoughtful audience on Sunday, March 5. Many distinguished guests were in attendance, from fellow resident scholars to family members of the […]

FMLA’s Galentine’s Day fosters positive female friendships

Valentine’s Day should be a holiday for all to celebrate. But as Ariella Louna ’17, president of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) remarked on Monday, Feb. 13, the holiday often represents only white, heterosexual love. In fact, many individuals can be excluded from Valentine’s Day even if for the simple fact that going on […]

Rose spring exhibits take provocative approach

This semester at the Rose, you won’t necessarily find the type of exhibitions to which you’re accustomed. As Kristin Parker, interim director of the Rose remarked before faculty and press members at the museum’s semester opening, the spring 2017 exhibitions are not average museum displays, but are tying the Rose’s past exhibitions together with new […]

24-hour video game marathon for NAMI surpasses fundraising goal

“I’m telling you guys, next year, 48 hours,” joked Riely Allen ’18. “No,” his suitemates quickly replied in unison, still reeling from the tiring endeavor of the day before. The marathon began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 and continued through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The donations they collected all went to […]

Alexander’s ‘The Vigil’ conveys urgency for immigration law reform

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, filmmaker Jenny Alexander came to speak as a guest in Brandeis course, Documenting the Immigrant Experience, bringing particular focus to her film “The Vigil.” Along with the members of the class, students and faculty of other departments, such as Romance Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies, were invited to the […]

‘Messiah Sing’ honors annual traditions

The Shapiro Campus Center Atrium reverberated with holiday cheer, delicious snacks and festive music this Thursday, Dec. 8 as the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and the University Chorus led a community-wide performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Brandeis joined the festivities with its own version of this common wintertime performance piece that invited one and all to […]

Artist Sarah Sze uncovers the process behind her work to full crowd

Renowned artist Sarah Sze has been present on campus since this past summer, working meticulously to create art made distinctly for spaces in the Rose Art Museum. Her two works currently on display, “Timekeeper” and “Blue Wall Moulting” have dazzled all visitors since the Rose opening on Sept. 10. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Sze gave […]

SEA Coffeehouse promotes environmentalism with various acts

On Wednesday in Chum’s, Students for Environmental Action (SEA) hosted a coffeehouse evening of student performances to touch on environmental issues with a group of peers. Despite starting the night with only a moderate turnout and an overall grim mood due to the political atmosphere, SEA rose to the challenge and provided a warm, fun […]

Neshat’s photos bring the perspective of an Iranian woman to the West

Thanks to funding by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Rose Art Museum has acquired two photographs by Shirin Neshat, world-renowned Iranian visual artist. Neshat developed a collection of portraits titled “Our House is On Fire,” which will be granted by the Rauschenberg Foundation to 33 schools around the world. These colleges and universities, in turn, […]

Funky and fun, NxWorries creates one groovy album

What one word would you use to describe Anderson Paak? Groovy. The duo NxWorries, consisting of Anderson Paak and Knxwledge, recently released “Yes Lawd!”, a fun, funky and exciting 19-track album that highlights the best of two innovative and truly brilliant musicians. If you want to know what new music styles are prevalent this year, […]

Local Boston comedians joke about fellatio, the election

Four local Boston comedians took to the Chum’s stage last Tuesday with material written by Brandeis students enrolled in Writing for Television, bringing laughter and awe to an audience of their peers. Prof. Marc Weinberg (ENG) arranged for five comedians to perform—one to host the night’s event and four to present the work of his […]

Stein Night showcases Brandeis’ varied talent

The Stein saw a night of acoustic guitar and vocals with some surprise freestyle rap, jazz piano and many original songs at the first Stein Night of the semester on Friday, Sept. 16. Those in attendance were likely able to see their friends perform as well as see the talent of peers they had never […]

‘Sausage Party’ is overcooked, overhyped, and overrated

With only a precious few days of summer remaining and little left to look forward to, “Sausage Party” opened in theaters, raising my hopes and dashing them beautifully. While reviews I’ve heard by word-of-mouth as well as the 83 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes suggest the film was a success, I was left cringing at […]

Rose Art Museum ushers in an amazing array of new installations

A new semester marks a long-awaited time for art enthusiasts in the Brandeis community—a new set of exhibits at the Rose Art Museum! For those of us who are new to Brandeis, the Rose should soon prove to be one of the highlights of our campus. Especially in recent years, following the installation of the […]

Mark Bradford to represent U.S. at La Biennale di Venezia

In addition to new exhibitions and artists on display, the Rose offers another piece of exciting news—Mark Bradford, a frequent collaborator, visitor and contributor to Brandeis and the Rose, will be the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition. The Rose, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of […]

Brandeis Improv Collective celebrates the wonder of improvisation in music

On April 19, the Brandeis Improv Collective (BIC) performed their semester show in Slosberg Music Center. Brandeis Improv Collective is one of many student ensemble groups at Brandeis, aiming to bring the process of improvisation to musicians and students. Each semester, the Brandeis Improv Collective meets for 10 classes, bringing together students of all experience […]