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‘The Politician’ is peak modern Americana

In its second season, “The Politician” remains as delightfully corrupt, dramatic and villainous as the first season. The characters slowly become more unhinged as the season develops, leading to poor choice after poor choice. In… Read More...

Panelists say protesting racial inequality isn’t new, but we are on the verge of transformation

Though the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013, systemic racism against Black people has a much longer history, said Professor Chad Williams (AAAS) in a virtual panel titled, “America’s Racial Reckoning,” which discussed past… 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 Festival of the Arts’ is coming to your living room!

Traditions don’t have to be canceled just because the Brandeis campus is closed. The annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts is finding a way into your home this weekend through a project that has… Read More...

Democratic socialist advises against Sanders for president

Though the topic of a professor’s talk was democratic socialism, his solution to the United States’ current political situation was a Joe Biden presidency.  Professor Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental… Read More...

What to do while bored at home

Mrs. Obama, it’s been an honor. We’re officially packing up and going home. Though we still have classes, I know most students are going to have a lot of extra free time on their hands… Read More...

Netflix’s ‘All The Bright Places’ packs a lovely punch

“Lovely” is certainly not the right word to describe “All The Bright Places.” “Lovely” could be used to describe Violet Markey’s (Elle Fanning) laugh, or the shots of rural Indiana, or even the original score… Read More...

The Michigan Rattlers were delightfully decent

The Michigan Rattlers are the perfect definition of white mediocrity. Don’t get me wrong, the band wasn’t bad. To certain midwestern tastes, the Rattlers probably have a pretty great sound, and they certainly know how… Read More...

A day in the life of a Brandeis athlete: Maggie Shealy ’23

This column will highlight a different student-athlete each week, striving to unearth what the hectic life of a Brandeis athlete entails. With this in mind, such a collection of stories will serve as a testament… 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...
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