By Tim Kelleher – 1851 Staff
The Siege of Jadotville is an underdog story. This Netflix Original movie is based on a true story that took place in September of 1961 in the Katanga Province of the Democratic-Republic of the Congo. I’ll start with summarizing the actual events. In real life, there was a large mercenary group that was working for the seceded State of Katanga. The state of Katanga seceded from the DR Congo in 1960 and had become fairly aggressive around its surrounding states. The United Nations had decided to send in Swedish, Indian and most notably, Irish forces to keep the region stable but not to get involved by any means necessary, engaging only if absolutely needed. The Irish troops are the featured ones in this movie.
By Krista Dejulio & Samantha Plumley – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
With four locations, Oath Craft Pizza is slowly taking over the watering mouths of pizza lovers everywhere. The original restaurant, with “a mil- lion dollar view,” is located on Nantucket and doesn’t want to be just another pizza place. The restaurant was created with the idea of giving back, sustainability and to just have really good pizza. The restaurant succeeds in just that.
Oath Craft Pizza has four locations, its closest location being 210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill open daily 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
By Mackenzie Dineen – Co-Arts Editor
Green Day’s first full-length album since 2012, “Revolution Radio,” was released on October 7. The album oscillates between loud and infectious punk-inspired anthems and captivating ballads.
By Haleigh Santilli – Co-Arts Editor
As people rolled into the beautiful Boston Opera House on October 16 around 1 p.m. to see the Tony Award winning play about the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys,” a sense of excitement and anticipation poured over the entire crowd. The stage was quiet and simple. There was no rush of music or the brilliance of the players. Among the chit-chat of playgoers was the exciting silence of the stage, gleaming with a dusty light. Then the lights flicked and the roaring music began.
By Karlee Henry – 1851 Staff
At its October 7 premiere, “The Girl on the Train” was thought to be the next “Gone Girl,” but fans of the latter film and the novel of the same name could be in for disappointment. Unfortunately, the film is certainly no “Gone Girl,” but Emily Blunt’s compelling performance of Rachel Watson keeps this train on the tracks.
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
What’s better than a pirate romance made into a ballet? I can’t think of much anything better. Over the summer when Boston Ballet released its upcoming schedule of ballets, I knew I had to see this one. As a huge fan of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Barbossa, this was my show.
Three years ago yesterday I saw my first ballet. For some reason, I love the ballet. I never took dance classes in my life, I never was a theater kid but I really just love the ballet. There’s a sense of “I don’t belong here but I’m here” and “I’m going to enjoy every second of being at the ballet.” A ballet doesn’t have words or dialogue but that’s made up for with the drama, love and passion with dance.
Last night I attended the 53rd season opener of Boston Ballet’s for “Le Corsaire” at the Boston Opera House, a story about a lovely maiden and a wealthy aristocrat who wants to add her to his harem, a part of the household reserved for wives, but a pirate wants to save her from the aristocrat. According to the Boston Globe, the story is based on a poem by Lord Byron of the same name and was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. This is the first time the ballet has been performed for Boston Ballet and was choreographed by Ivan Liška. An attempted version of the show was performed in 1997 under the name “The Pirate,” according to the Boston Globe.
The Boston Opera House hosted the premiere of “Le Corsaire” on October 27. The show will run until November 6. Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet
By Leanne Signoriello & Samantha Plumley – Opinion Editor & 1851 Staff
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but finding a breakfast hot spot that can accommodate the cravings for classic waffles, stacks of pancakes, or an omelette on early mornings (or late nights) out with friends is harder than ever; which is why The Friendly Toast should be added to your bucket list of good eats.
By Haleigh Santilli – Co-Arts Editor
Fans of the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” series will be excited to see the third installment “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” which was released on September 16. The film begins much like the first film began—Jones (Renee Zellweger) is sitting in her quaint apartment, on her birth-day, alone, with a cupcake with a single candle, listening to Celine Dion’s “ All by Myself.” But then she decides to change the song up and dance to the 90s hit “ Jump Around.”