Preview: What to look for at the Academy Awards Reply

By Paris Adams & Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff

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The West Newton Cinema on Washington Street is currently featuring a selection of Oscar nominated movies. Photo by Paris Adams

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4. With the help of host Jimmy Kimmel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be presenting the prestigious Oscar awards to the best films of 2017.

The Academy has been criticized in the past for lacking diversity and equality within the nomination categories, however this year’s nominations include a wonderfully diverse selection of artists of all genders and backgrounds.  More…

Doughnuts you won’t forget 2

By Megan Palumbo & Cassidy Murray – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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Flavors at Blackbird Doughnuts include marshmallow coconut, guava glaze, “old fashioned” chocolate, and chocolate stout pretzel. Photo by Cassidy Murray

When it comes to doughnuts, Dunkin’ Donuts always crosses the mind, but now there’s a new enticing game changer: Blackbird Doughnuts. This artisanal doughnut shop stands out in the South End of Boston and recently opened another store in Fenway last year.  More…

Monologues tackle female empowerment for the ninth time 2

By Megan Palumbo & Olivia Angerosa – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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The Vagina Monologues is an empowering performance, ready to raise awareness and discussion around stigmas in the female world. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Llanes

Lasell’s ninth performance of The Vagina Monologues is underway.

“With The Vagina Monologues 2018 show, I think we can expect the start of a conversation about women’s health and rights. It’s a very empowering show, and we’re all excited to be putting it on,” said Co-Director Danielle Hogan. More…

Hanks, Streep deliver in “The Post” Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Alex Balletto – Features Editor & Copy Editor

Steven Spielberg and his star-studded cast in “The Post” allow audiences to accurately revisit tumultuous 1971. “The Post” focused on the publication of U.S. Pentagon papers, exposing the secrets that the federal government lied to citizens about the Vietnam War, leading to the Watergate scandal. More…

The blades are still sharp Reply

By Colin Froment – News Editor

The original “Blade Runner” that was released 1982 introduced audiences to a visually spectacular world populated with killer androids. More than 30 years later, this world still manages to deliver satisfying action in the form of Blade Runner 2049 in an entirely updated version to amaze a different generation of audience members. Thanks to its engaging storyline with dazzling visuals to accompany it, the new Blade Runner proves that every one-time classic has the potential for a little technology upgrade for a refreshing experience.

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Drama returns with new season of “Riverdale” Reply

By Leanne Signoriello – Features Editor

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The CW’s “Riverdale” returns to television with a brand new season October 11. Photo Courtesy of The CW

The CW’s “Riverdale” returns to television with a brand new season October 11. The revamped, modern version of the classic comic’s new season is sexy, mysterious, and full of drama, proving why it scored seven awards at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

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“It” isn’t worth the money 1

By Seán McGlone and Pavel Zlatin – Editor-in-Chief and 1851 Staff

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The remake of Stephen King’s “It” was released on 
September 8th. Photo by Seán McGlone

In the remake of the 1990 horror movie, based off of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Bill Skarsgård plays the demonic clown, Pennywise, who terrorizes the fictional town of Derry in the summer of 1989 in “It.”

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No horsin’ around this season Reply

By Tyler Hetu – 1851 Staff

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“BoJack Horseman”  season four was released on Netflix on September 8th. The show stars Will Arnett as Bojack and Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

BoJack Horseman returns with its fourth season. Created by Raphael Bob-Wakesberg and first aired since 2014, the Netflix original has churned out three seasons of the animated animal/human hybrid show. It features a horse named BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett), a washed up Hollywoo(d) actor who has fallen into a drug and sex addicted lifestyle. While the show has embodied the definition of funny, it’s not in a “ha-ha” sort of way. Its fourth season is a masterpiece of humor and sadness, mixed together to provide something that no sitcom can create.

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