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Opening night of Fashion Week hits a new trend

Opening night of Fashion Week hits a new trend

Catarina Protano
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Boston Fashion Week opened on Sept. 23 with a party showcasing a fashion show by Denise Hajjar and live sketches done by fashion illustrator, Holly Nichols. Attendees were immersed in a wonderland of moody lighting and upbeat pop music with the glowing cityscape for a background.  Not a single gues...

MFA announces confidence in contemporary collection

Morgan Hume and Catarina Protano
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

The fall season brings change, whether it is in the world of fashion, or the shift in weather. For the Museum of Fine Arts, it’s new contemporary exhibits. The museum held a fall preview event on Sept. 16 to promote the upcoming additions to their contemporary collections.  The MFA’s “Making Modern...

Power of a poster

Power of a poster

Kendra Huber
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

If it’s true a picture is worth a thousand words, then a political poster can speak volumes for the oppressed and silenced. One image, creatively presented, has the power to change the perception of the viewer, enabling them to understand an idea or a situation from a new perspective. To test this ...

Boston Calling all women

Boston Calling all women

Felicity Otterbein
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Amidst the throes of people gathered at the Third Annual Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza, stood thousands of music fans aching to quench their sound-driven thirst for new artists and big headliners. During a weekend full of strong and empowered women within the music industry, Boston...

‘Megacities Asia’

‘Megacities Asia’

Felicity Otterbein
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Stories accumulate like pollution in big cities. Stories of lives untold, laughs never shared and events never spoken of. Twenty-four digital screen panels reflect the faces of the eleven artists who contributed to the 19-piece exhibit, “Megacities Asia,” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A “megacity” r...

The 11 Stages of Going Home for the Holidays

The 11 Stages of Going Home for the Holidays

December 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

  1.  A Week Before You Go Home: You're finishing up writing essays & studying for your finals; and you just want the madness to be over:                 2.  You're OVER the Sodexo food (especially pizza) that you've been eating...

Cheery Common skates into holidays

Cheery Common skates into holidays

Jacob Geanous
December 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

The Frog Pond Spectacular marked the beginning of the Christmas season and filled the Boston Common with holiday cheer on Thursday. Thousands gathered to take part in the festivities that included sampling booths, games, singing, skating, theatre, and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. This e...

Beirut rocks the House, skips the Blues

Beirut rocks the House, skips the Blues

November 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Sammie Mayaleh   Eagerness emanated from the seemingly endless line of indie-rock enthusiasts as they waited outside the House of Blues on Saturday to catch New Mexico-based band Beirut while on tour with their fifth album, “No No No.” Formed initially in 2006 as a solo project by...

Annual drag show entertains with sass

Annual drag show entertains with sass

November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

One of the most recent performance events held by Rainbow Alliance was the annual Drag Show. This show, especially on its yearly basis, adds to the diversity at Suffolk. Already a very LGBTQ friendly university, the drag show adds a bit of lively entertainment from the stress of classes and responsibilities...

MFA exhibit displays Ritts’s versatility

MFA exhibit displays Ritts’s versatility

Sam Humphrey
November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Featured Stories

Two rooms distinguished by contrasting atmospheres showcase the multifaceted work of American photographer Herb Ritts at his exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. The well-curated collection is a fitting anthology of his long career. In one room, dark walls and dim lighting showcase the subtleties...

7 Costumes on a Budget + a Bonus

7 Costumes on a Budget + a Bonus

October 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, blog, Boston, Boston, Campus, Campus, InstaRam, Uncategorized

Alright Halloween, is basically around the corner--29 days to be exact.  I put together a list of 7 costumes that you can make if you're on a college budget, literally waited til the last possible minute, or if you're not sure what to be! Alright Costume #1: Lilo, from (Lilo & Stitch) From...

Vermeer exhibit looks closer at social classes

Vermeer exhibit looks closer at social classes

Brigitte Carreiro, News Editor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Featured Stories

For the first time at the Museum of Fine Arts, two pieces by painter Johannes Vermeer were on display in an exhibition aimed at celebrating Dutch painters and exploring societal distinctions. “It was an era marked by political change and war, and by great disparity in wealth,” presented an introduction...

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