Poet Neil Hilborn finds humor even in the sadness

Laughter and smiles filled Slosberg Recital Hall last Saturday night, March 11 as Neil Hilborn took the mic and recited poems from his book, “Our Numbered Days.” His poems focus on relationships, heartbreak and the difficulties of having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder. At age 11, Hilborn was diagnosed with both OCD and […]

Annual tradition ‘Liquid Latex’ sure to delight

Back again for its 17th annual show, Liquid Latex club has put together eight original performances for this year’s show. “Liquid Latex,” named Best College-Supported Art Project on the Playboy website in 2010, is an entirely student-run spectacle in which performers wear nothing but underwear and cover their bodies with latex paint, premiering Tuesday, March […]

Club Cantonese hosts new and creative hands-on event

For the first time, Brandeis’ Club Cantonese hosted Calligraphy Night on Friday, Feb. 10. Around 20 students gathered inside of the Slosberg recital hall to learn about Chinese calligraphy firsthand from a calligraphy master. The first half of the event was a detailed information session by calligraphy master Mike Mei. Calligraphy is the art of […]

Prof. Wardwell fuses landscape images with lyrics

Professor Joseph Wardwell (FA) creates contemporary works of art with traditional landscape paintings and text from rock lyrics. The paintings, he says, make social and political statements about American society and culture. Wardwell finds that the relationship between American culture and landscape is the power to create a national identity, he noted. An example of […]

Prof. Wong’s recent work links art, history, culture

Art history Prof. Aida Yuen Wong researches historical sources and the development of artistic trends to make cross-cultural connections among countries in the Asian continent and beyond. Wong is not only an art history professor, but also the chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis. This semester, she is teaching an Experiential Learning […]

Sodexo rings in the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese foods

Brandeis University dining services celebrated Lunar New Year this Thursday, Jan. 26 by offering Asian barbecue, soups and entrees in Lower Usdan and Sherman dining halls during dinner. Under Sodexo, this is the first time the dining halls put together an event for the Lunar New Year. Even though the new year will not begin […]

Basement Records recognizes and fosters student talent

While some people dream of becoming the next big name in the music industry, Avi Hirshbein ’19 is more interested in the behind the scenes work. Last year he created Basement Records, a music platform at Brandeis in which students work together to have their talent recognized and allow it to grow. So far this […]

Ebony Axis provides space for black women’s expression

LaShawn Simmons ’18 is devoted to restoring the humanity of black women through Ebony Axis, a zine that displays creative writing and art by black women on the Brandeis campus. Ebony Axis demonstrates strong regard for the intersection of racial and gender discrimination that black women face. The artists involved also challenge the stereotypical view […]

Olivia Joy protests the sexualization of women’s bodies through art

With each and every brush stroke she makes on a canvas, Olivia Joy ’18 finds her own way to empower women and protest against the objectified view of women as sex symbols. Since her sophomore year at Brandeis University, Joy has been making paintings that she says can be uncomfortable to viewers. By creating intimate […]

The Vaughns brings fun beats to Chum’s

This past weekend, music was filling the air here at Brandeis University. Student musicians were jamming in the Stein on Friday, and Saturday saw two performances on campus. While AlunaGeorge entertained students at Levin Ballroom on Saturday night, Sept. 19, The Vaughns gave a performance at Chum’s that had the crowd shaking and yelling. The […]

BLSO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Frida Kahlo

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” BLSO, a Brandeis association for Latinos, will be kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with Latina feminism. This Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. BLSO will be hosting “Art Night: Spotlight on Frida Kahlo.” Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, however, she […]

De La Soul attempts to make long lasting music with new album

Twelve years after the release of their last album, De La Soul has managed to reach the top of the rap billboard with the killer beats from their new album, “and the Anonymous Nobody.” Released on Aug. 26, the album was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over half a million dollars. Nowadays, it […]