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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,...
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...
In my very first article of this school year, I reviewed all the books I read over the summer. Three of these books were the first three novels in the “Outlander” series, written by Diana...
For four nights starting April 4, an abridged version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” showed in the Shapiro Campus Center theater. This stage play engaged its audiences with a mix of acting, storytelling and dance. “The...
A new art exhibition is on display in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, titled “V.I. Strong Too Caribbean to be American, Too American to be Caribbean.” This powerful display showcases “a series of photographs...
When people ask me what my favorite TV show is, I say “Slings & Arrows.” It’s not a recent, long-running or particularly well-known show. Its first season aired in 2004, and it only had three...
On April 8, Billie Eilish announced her newest album. This has only added strength to a question that’s been on my mind for a while: is everyone releasing music this year?  First it was Ariana...
When approached by our Arts editor Naomi Stephenson ’26 earlier this semester about potentially writing a ranking of all the plays I’ve ever done at Brandeis (both as an actor and as a member of...
“Just hold it in!” belts Mary Warren from “The Crucible” in a show-stopping number that nearly brings the house down. No, I’m not watching a musical adaptation of Arthur Miller’s classic play, I’m watching “Speech...
“Station Eleven” was initially released in 2014, and it was adapted into a miniseries in 2021. Nevertheless, I did not read it until 2024, and I am glad I did not first encounter it at...
Hello there Hoot readers! I know I have a lot of nerve returning to the Arts Section after last week’s George W. Bush x Timothee Chalamet fanfiction (in print only). However, it’s almost Star Wars...
On April 7, the Adagio Dance Company dazzled the Brandeis campus with their semester showcase, themed “Hollywood.” The performance, comprising 17 dynamic routines, brought to life a vibrant spirit and showcased the wide variety of...
“Fallout” is a video game franchise that bravely asks “Isn’t retro-futurism cool? What if we built a universe around the aesthetics of 1950s gadgets, wouldn’t that be, like, super cool?” The best part of “Fallout”...
I don’t know what the team behind “Civil War” was thinking when they designed the advertising campaign for this movie. Despite what every trailer, tagline and A24 mini-game may lead you to believe, this is...
Sean Bonnette, a founder and leading member of AJJ, spoke to me earlier this month from his home in Arizona. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that he was happier talking about many topics that...
As I was observing the mind-numbing stream of mainstream pop culture insight that Twitter provides, I came across many posts detailing the ways that Taylor Swift was teasing her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department”....

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