By Krista DeJulio & Seán McGlone – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor
Do you remember the one with the rum ham? The one where they taught us how to play Chardee MacDennis? Kitten mittens? The Nightman Cometh? Flipadelphia? Wade Boggs? The underage bar? The pro-life rally? There are so many episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I’m sure nearly every topic and offensive thing has already been said on the show. But yet the FX series ran its twelfth season with no intention or stopping or slowing down. The show is about four friends (and a crazy father figure played by Danny DeVito) running an Irish bar in Philadelphia called Paddy’s Pub. What could go wrong? Continue reading ““It’s Always Sunny” is always funny”→
One of the music industry’s favorite redheads, Ed Sheeran, is back with new music after being on hiatus for more than a year. Sheeran posted a video about his return to music at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was a New Year’s gift to all of his fans. Two singles, “Shape of You,” and “Castle on the Hill,” were dropped days later. After much anticipation from fans and listeners alike, the album was finally released on March 3, and quickly soared through the charts. “Divide” has been incredibly successful online and “smashing Spotify’s record for the most streams in a single week with 375 million globally,” According to Ben Sisaro of the New York Times. In true Sheeran style, the songs on the album evoke emotional and a lyrical bliss his fans love him for. Continue reading “Ed Sheeran shows us how to “Divide””→
Since donning the metal claws for the first time in 2000, Hugh Jackman has made the comic book character known as Wolverine one of the most popular superheroes from the “X-Men” film franchise. Jackman has shined as Wolverine on the big screen in nine films over the course of 17 years. After announcing his retirement from the character after one last film, fans have wondered if “Logan” is the best way to say goodbye to one of their favorite mutants. “Logan” details an aging and nearly-powerless Wolverine in a dark future caring for the disease-stricken Professor Xavier (another staple character in the franchise played by Patrick Stewart). Continue reading ““Logan:” A bittersweet goodbye”→
“Get Out” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to outstanding reviews. Many critics praised it for its’ writing, dramatic performances, and the fact that the film was both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele, better known for his comedic work on MTV, and with his Comedy Central sketch show “Key and Peele.” While all these things are true, what’s most impressive is the film’s fearlessness; it’s fast-paced, unsettling objective of tackling a deeply emotional theme that has been at the forefront of American media for quite some time: racism towards African-Americans. Continue reading “Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is pure, relevant fun”→
Disney’s finest classics were constantly popped in and out of my VCR growing up. However, I didn’t see “Beauty and the Beast” until I was 21; save your gasps, I get that a lot. Here we are now with Disney remakes like “Cinderella”and “Jungle Book” and the most recent, “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Continue reading ““Be Our Guest” and try again”→
By Krista DeJulio & Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editors-in-Chief
The boy is back. Less than 11 months after the mixed-reviewed “Views” was released, Drake has shook the world again. With a rushed release in the late hours of Saturday, March 18 and with what should be his seventh album, Drake has released what is actually his first playlist titled “More Life.” The cover features a vintage picture of Drake’s father and a subtitle below stating “A Playlist by October Firm.” October’s Very Own Sound (OVO) is the name of Drake’s label but now it seems the label will be referred to as a firm. Continue reading ““More Life” brings more sound”→
A reboot of a Fox favorite, “24: Legacy” follows the same format of its predecessor “24.” The show sticks to a real time set up, with each episode being only one hour in the day, and follows Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), as a former US Army Ranger. Continue reading ““24” back with reboot”→
With a quick name change and a rechoreographed ending, “Artifact 2017” kicked off its opening night on Thursday, February 23 at the Boston Opera House at 539 Washington Street, Boston and will run until Sunday, March 5 with a matinee showing of the performance. “Artifact 2017” is the first show of a five-year partnership with William Forsythe, one of the most innovative choreographers of today. Boston Ballet is the first North American company to perform “Artifact” in full.
According to the Boston Globe, the ballet was created in 1984 and reimagined what a classical ballet could be. The show is unique and features more than just ballet as an art form. Memorizing choreography, spoken word and a minimalistic set and costumes are the focal points of the show, leaving the show at two hours.
The show, well extremely innovate and extraordinary, is not for everyone. While “Artifact 2017” promises classical ballet, the rest of the show is not traditional. The spoken word aspects of what looks and feels like an evil Disney-like character brought laughter to the crowd, as did an old man with a megaphone, but left those coming for a traditional ballet at a loss. The costumes were simple variations and different colored leotards and stockings, but still beautifully worn when the ballerinas danced in unison.
Also according to the Boston Globe, “The heart of the ballet’s music is a score, partly improvised, by Eva Crossman-Hecht based on Ferruccio Busoni’s piano transcription of Bach’s monumental ‘Chaconne,’ as well as a sound collage by Forsythe himself.” The show’s ending was rechoreographed, something different than the original from 1984, thus being renamed to “Artifact 2017.”