A recap of the 2023-2024 Broadway season: musicals

On April 30, Tony nominations for the 77th Tony Awards will come out. That is when the public will find out the best of the 2023-2024 theatre season. This season was a particularly crowded one, which means that this year’s Tony Awards will likely be fairly competitive. In particular, this spring has seen a lot […]

A recap of the 2023-2024 Broadway season: plays

The 76th Tony Awards are coming up, with nominations coming out on April 30. That will be when everyone finds out the absolute best of the best when it comes to theater. The announcement is one that all theatre fans are looking forward to. Often, when it comes to the theatre scene and nominations, people […]

‘American Fiction’ has the proper balance of satire and serious emotions

Some stories were made because they were ones that the writer wanted to tell. Other times, the stories are made because the writer is trying to appease the public. In a society that revolves around money, art can fall victim to giving into expectations, which includes stereotypes. That is the case for a struggling author […]

Journalism department holds talk with ‘The Front Runner’ screenwriter

On April 4, journalist and screenwriter Matt Bai spoke at a talk held by the Journalism department moderated by Journalism Program Director Neil Swidey. Bai is a former chief political correspondent for New York Times Magazine and was also a national political columnist for Yahoo! News. Recently, Bai has geared his work more towards screenwriting. […]

96th Oscars recap: a Kenergetic night

2023 was a wonderful year of films. There were hilarious comedies, heart-wrenching dramas, captivating thrillers and more. On March 10, the Oscars aired live from the Dolby Theatre and celebrated the best of these 2023 films. This star-studded event was full of everyone’s favorite celebrities while also serving as a true love letter to 2023’s […]

Boston Globe reporters speak about ‘Murder in Boston’ podcast at Journalism event

On March 7, journalists Evan Allen and Adrian Walker spoke at Brandeis in a talk sponsored by the Brandeis Journalism department. Walker is an Associate Director at The Boston Globe, having worked there since 1989. Allen is an investigative reporter for The Boston Globe, currently working on their Narratives team. Allen previously spoke at Brandeis […]

‘Fellow Travelers’ expertly tells a tragic love story over four decades

The beauty of love can be how it takes over your life. It can consume you until nothing else matters. However, love can also be hard, especially when life throws millions of obstacles your way. That is when a single question remains: Can love conquer all? These are the main themes behind the mini-series “Fellow […]

Oscars 2024: Who will win and who should win

We are now in the month of March, which means that the Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, are just around the corner. The awards will celebrate the best in film for 2023. It was an exciting year for film with a wide variety of exciting films. On March 10, we will find out […]

‘Maestro’ is a flat relationship drama disguised as a biopic

Leonard Bernstein is probably one of the most celebrated conductors and composers of recent history. He has done fantastic and one of a kind work for different orchestras, musicals, movies and more. Bernstein is a musician that deserves to be ranked among the best in American history. That being said, how many people actually know […]

2024 Australian Open recap: Sinner Sinner, chicken dinner

After two weeks of intense tennis matches, another Australian Open has come and gone. I do not know how I will get by without checking tennis scores at five in the morning, but I will soldier on. This year’s Australian Open, which was played from Jan. 14 to 28, turned out to be fairly eventful. […]

‘May December’ has terrific acting but slow storytelling

In 1996, elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau was caught having a sexual relationship with her 12 year old student Vili Fualaau. After Letourneau served her prison sentence, and Fualaau became an adult, the two got married and raised their two daughters together. I do not think I have to explain why this whole situation […]

The 2024 guide to awards show fashion

We are at the beginning of a new year, which means that we are now in the thick of awards season. The best in movies and television are being celebrated at this time of year and there is excitement all around. While a lot of that excitement is for the media being awarded, that is […]

‘Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles’ peels back the curtain of childhood idols

When it comes to the best-selling acts to come out of Australia, people might think of rock bands, like AC/DC, and A-list actors, like Nicole Kidman. They likely won’t think about a children’s comedy band with songs about fruit salads and monkeys. However, The Wiggles have made millions of dollars a year, being the best-selling […]

People’s Sexiest Man Alive: The men are sexy and they know it

For a long time, many aspects of the media were created for the male gaze. The sexualization of women was the backbone to money being made in many aspects of the media. However, People Magazine has set out to change that with their Sexiest Man Alive issues. Every year since 1985, People Magazine has selected […]

The life of Chandler Bing and death of Matthew Perry

When it comes to a person’s favorite character in a television series, the deciding factor is often relatability. People usually like a character that they feel that they can connect to and possibly be friends with. When it comes to “Friends”, that role usually belongs to Chandler Bing. As he once described himself, he is […]

Dating apps through the college girl lens

We really have to marvel at the power of technology. Our phones are small enough to fit in our pockets, yet they are capable of doing so much for us. I can turn on my phone, and suddenly I have the ability to pay bills, find a car ride and order dinner. I also have […]