Justice League delivers some justice Reply

By Colin Froment – News Editor

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Justice League stars pictured from left to right: Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Batman, Aquaman, and Flash. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Justice League has set the groundwork for all superhero teams since their comic’s debut in 1960. With superhero films becoming some of the most popular blockbusters in today’s cinemas, it was only a matter of time before DC’s trademark crew finally got their screen time.  More…

Stranger Things Two: better and stranger than ever 1

By Mackenzie Dineen & Ruth Kehinde – Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

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Stranger Things seasons one and two are available on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix

“Stranger Things” came out in 2016 and immediately became a focal point in pop-culture. The fandom of this scientific horror series was adrenalized when the second season was released on Netflix on October 27. More…

“The Thrill of it All” shows a different Smith Reply

By Gregg Casazza – 1851 Staff

When Sam Smith released the first single off of his sophomore album “Too Good at Goodbyes,” a stark, yet safe piano ballad which harkened back to his first LP, fans wondered if this new album “The Thrill of it All” would just be more of the same. For an artist who has stirred up so much controversy over his relatively short time in the public spotlight, Smith tends to take very minimal risks with his music.  More…

Eataly: A fresh taste of Italian cuisine Reply

By Colin Froment & Brian Cohen – News Editor & 1851 Staff

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Eataly is located at 800 Boylston Street, Boston, in the Prudential Center. Photo by Colin Froment

The Prudential Center is home to many restaurants that highlight various culinary cultures, and Eataly is a great representation of Italian customs in a unique presentation that is bound to attract anyone who is looking for a taste for some of the finest handcrafted Italian food in the area.  More…

Shrek has ogre appeal, with many layers Reply

By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief

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Lasell College Drama Club performed “Shrek the Musical” for five shows from November 16-19 in Yamawaki Auditorium. The production retells the classic children’s movie with song and dance. Photo by Cassidy Murray

Lasell College Drama Club (LCDC) performed their highly-anticipated rendition of “Shrek the Musical” in five separate shows from November 16 – 19. The children’s movie brought-to-life showcased Lasell’s diverse and exciting cast playing characters that can only be described as unconventional. More…

“Artifact 2017” preimeres at Boston Ballet Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

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A scene from the newly rechoreographed “Artifact 2017,” by William Forsythe. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

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.

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The ballet features a unique perspective to dance and performance. The show will be on stage until March 5 at the Boston Opera House. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet 

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.”

PHOTOS: Lasell presents “Seussical” Reply

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Photos by Michelle Port1851 Staff

Thursday, November 19 through Sunday, November 22, the Lasell College Drama Club (LCDC) performed  “Seussical,” a musical that intertwines several stories by Dr. Seuss. The musical was filled with wit, comedians, and vibrant colors making it a true must see. There was such a high demand to see the show that people had to be turned away.