Death, love and pies in ‘Pushing Daisies’

It turns out that one of the best television series ever made was cancelled ten years ago. “Pushing Daisies,” in a two season run, delved into a genre somewhere between fairytale, murder mystery and magical realism. It’s a world where the sky is always robins-egg blue, city morgues are striped like candy-canes, the dead are […]

‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later: this Halloween, we eat men

Ten years ago, audiences watched Jennifer Check (Megan Fox) brutally murder and eat men on-screen. And they hated it. When “Jennifer’s Body,” starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, hit theaters in fall 2009, it became an instantaneous box office flop, almost universally mocked by critics. Over the last decade, however, this horror-comedy has steadily grown […]

Blacklist Coffeehouse and Open Mic

The undergraduate literature and arts journal Blacklist celebrated the release of their second volume this year with an open microphone event at Chum’s on April 24. Blacklist has undergone major changes this year. “We basically changed everything,” said managing editor Tiana Murrieta ’19. The publication had existed under the title “Where the Children Play” since […]

Crowd Control’s semester show honors seniors

Crowd Control finished off their year of comedy performances with one last show on the evening of April 19 to say goodbye to their two graduating directors: Roy Shakerchi ’18 and Gabe Adler-Cohen ’18. Advertising the show on their Facebook page as a funeral for Roy and Gabe, Crowd Control followed through with the bit […]

Babu Ayindo gives Arts and Peacebuilding presentation

Dr. Babu Ayindo, a Kenyan expert in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, is visiting Brandeis for a week, speaking at several events and classroom open sessions. In his first presentation on campus, Ayindo joined a session of “Documenting the Immigrant Experience,” a course taught by Prof. Azlin Perdomo (CAST/HIST), on Tuesday, March 6. The class is […]

SPARKTank Awards $50,000 to Brandeis start-ups

SPARKTank 2018, the Brandeis International Business School’s fourth annual start-up pitch competition, awarded 10 teams of Brandeis students, faculty and staff a total of $50,000 to fund their start-ups. Brandeis and greater Boston area community members met at IBS on Feb. 4 to watch what the Brandeis University website called “the most anticipated competition of […]

Amy Singer appointed Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Leading scholar of Ottoman history, Amy Singer, will fill the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Chair position in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University in the summer of 2019, according to a BrandeisNOW article. Previously serving as a professor at Tel Aviv University, Singer received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 1989. Singer obtained her bachelor’s […]