The Rose Art Museum’s ‘Off The Wall’ exhibit and beyond

The latest and only exhibition currently open for viewing at the Rose Art Museum is called “Off The Wall,” which is tied to the Rose’s 60th anniversary celebration. “We are thrilled we’ve been able to offer an in-person art experience for the Brandeis campus community this semester with our pop-up exhibition ‘Off The Wall,’ as […]

‘Lupin’ is an intelligent thriller French series

Arsene Lupin, written by Maurice Leblanc, is a character often considered the “Sherlock Holmes” of French literature. However, one major difference between Holmes and Arsene Lupin, which inspired the show “Lupin,” is the way that Lupin doesn’t work with the authorities, but instead works against them. The authorities are out to get him, but he […]

The poetry that kicked off the Biden Administration

Words carry the weight of reality in an extremely precarious balance. Enter Amanda Gorman. On Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, Gorman was featured as the youngest inaugural poet yet, and she performed her poem “The Hill We Climb” that offered a reprieve from the cerebral nature of the inauguration and offered a moment of contemplation, reflection […]

Miley Cyrus’s ‘Plastic Hearts’ is the album she was born to make

Miley Cyrus’s new album “Plastic Hearts” captures feelings of complex youthful sorrow and navigating identity through the lens of pleasure and pain in her lyrics. The inaugural track of “Plastic Hearts,” titled “WTF Do I Know?” acknowledges this from the get-go, which sets the rebellious and emotional yet high-energy rockstar energy for the rest of […]

Switching ‘positions:’ Ariana Grande’s latest album is a sensual fantasy

Ariana Grande’s latest album, “positions,” is an enigmatic, provocative, vocal dream where Grande is attempting to solidify her status as an R&B singer. Put simply, this album is sexy. It reveals an Ari who is less at conflict with herself. The Ari in this album knows what she wants. Grande’s trademark velvety voice is both […]

‘Blood of Zeus:’ a contemporary take on ancient myths

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers on what happens in “Blood of Zeus.” “Blood of Zeus” offers a vibrant and new-dimensional take on ancient Greek mythology. The new Netflix anime series stays true to classic Greek archetypes such as “the hero’s journey” and flawed gods and mortals dying at the expense of gods’ selfish desires. […]

“The Boys” season two ups the violence and the satire

Wildly entertaining and relevant, “The Boys” is one of the few shows that achieves a superior second season. As much as the show is a psychological, action-filled thriller, it is also a political satire with outrageous and horrific violence. “The Boys” is set in a dystopian America centered around superheroes or “supes” who are given […]

‘Mulan’ live action was a deep dishonor to fans of the original

Who is this live-action “Mulan” for? Fans of the original “Mulan,” like myself, love the Fa ancestors (renamed Hua in the live-action), Mulan’s grandmother, Mushu the tiny dragon, the cricket, General Shang, the songs, the humorous moments—all of which this live-action version lacked. The film was practically unrecognizable as the “Mulan” fans know and love, […]

Avatar: The Last Airbender: A Beautiful Anomaly

With many people quarantined at home and their eyes glued to Netflix, the recent addition of “Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA)” on the streaming service has offered itself as a form of escape in these chaotic times. This phenomenon has inadvertently led to a random (or possibly fateful) reignition of the show that first aired […]

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police, people of all colors are striving to learn and understand the Black/African American experience. […]

‘The Tempest’ took Brandeis by storm

“The Tempest” is a widely established Shakespearean play about an ex-duke of Milan, Prospero, who is exiled to a remote island with his daughter, Miranda. Using magic, he tries to seek revenge on his brother Antonio, who took the Dukedom of Milan from him, and the King of Naples, Alonso, who aided Antonio. Part of […]

‘Shameless’ season 10: are politically charged shenanigans getting old?

Somehow, even after 10 seasons, “Shameless” has been able to keep surprising us and also not surprising us. The show follows the Gallaghers, a family living in poverty in the south side of Chicago. With everyone back to their usual shenanigans (I use the term ironically because the show is about the unlikely ways a […]

‘Circles’: Mac Miller’s last album won’t come around again

The late Mac Miller’s final and posthumously produced album “Circles” was released this past month to a mix of surprise, delight and melancholy. According to one of Mac’s family members, “Circles” was meant to be a complementary album to go alongside his prior LP, “Swimming,” as it was mentioned “swimming in circles” was the main […]

In season three, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is still mostly marvelous

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” an Emmy-award-winning show, debuted its third season by the end of 2019. While the show still delivered on its trademark features such as witty, fast paced dialogue, dazzling performances and an alluring sense of the ’50s and ’60s, this season the show seemed to not run as tight a ship. There […]

‘We Are Proud to Present’ a striking and memorable Brandeis production

“We Are Proud To Present A Presentation About The Herero of Namibia Formerly Known As South West Africa From The German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915,” by Jackie Sibbles Drury, or “We Are Proud to Present” for short, was a poignant depiction of colonized history and offers attempts at decolonizing said history. The six main […]

Fall Flex 2019: A first timer’s take

“Sold out” are the words that first caught my eye by the ticket booth in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC). Fall Flex, sold out? Our expensive tuition gets us free concerts? It must be a really big deal here. It must be a really good time! Wow, Brandeis is so cool.  For those that don’t […]