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“Selah and the Spades” explores the complexities of high school with a fresh-faced cast and stunning visuals

Actress Lovie Simone as Selah in the new Amazon coming-of-age film

Sarah Lukowski

April 21, 2020

Writer and director Tayarisha Poe made her directorial debut with the coming-of-age film “Selah and the Spades,” which gives an honest and intriguing look into high school cliques and its politics at a prestigious boarding school in Pennsylvania.  The film follows five feuding factions at th...

Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of ‘The Lover’

Suffolk student will direct virtual performance of 'The Lover'

Morgan Hume

April 9, 2020

There’s an old saying in theater that the show must go on, even if that means performing the show virtually over Zoom during this unprecedented period of social distancing.  Suffolk University’s switch to remote learning due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus meant that performances in...

Why the focus needs to shift from ‘Tiger King’ to tiger conservation

A tiger and her cub.

Ainsley Miles

April 9, 2020

The Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” released on March 20, captured the minds of viewers across America, but was it for the right reasons? The extravagant Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, attracted attention for his role in a murder-for-hire plot ...

You’ll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album ‘Nicotine’

You'll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album 'Nicotine'

Morgan Hume

April 5, 2020

Like smoking a cigarette, Trevor Daniel’s album “Nicotine” is addictive.  On March 26, the 25-year-old musician released his debut record and the collection of 10 short pop songs each deserve a spot on the radio.  Daniel kicks off the record with the title track “Nicotine,” incorporating them...

Remain ‘CALM,’ 5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album is also their best

Sarah Turley

April 5, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 5 Seconds of Summer released their fourth album “CALM.” The album takes inspiration from older styles of pop and rock, using styles from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This album is their best they have ever produced. Bassist Calum Hood stated in an interview with Billboard Magazin...

Conan Gray brings cinematic energy to debut album

Sarah Turley

March 31, 2020

Conan Gray released his debut album “Kid Krow” on Friday, March 20, which feels like the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film in all the right ways.   The album features pre-released fan favorites like songs “Maniac,” “Checkmate,” “Comfort Crowd” and “The Story.” “Comfort Crowd” begins...

Gordon Lightfoot steps back into the music scene with warm and simple folk album

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot accompanying himself on acoustic guitar

Morgan Hume

March 23, 2020

When most of us envision life in our 80s, we see grandchildren playing in the backyard, a steady retirement and loads of free time for relaxation. 81-year-old Gordon Lightfoot, however, has been spending this period of his life creating a folk record that feels oh so sweet.  Lightfoot dropped “Solo” on March 20, hi...

What switching to online learning means for the Suffolk Art & Design department

Courtesy of Paul Andrade

Sarah Lukowski

March 22, 2020

Suffolk’s decision to teach all classes remotely for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused Art & Design students to worry about how they will navigate studio classes through online instruction and access materials for their assignments.  Suffolk’s Art & Design department, whi...

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Morgan Hume

March 20, 2020

Along with other colleges across the city and country, Suffolk University announced on March 12 that all classes would be taught remotely for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the widespread coronavirus. While the decision helps ongoing efforts for the United States to practice s...

Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch

Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch

Ainsley Miles

March 18, 2020

With an exciting setlist, bbno$ (pronounced baby no money) had an action-packed night during his sold-out concert on March 5 that never ceased to excite the crowd at the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge.  Performing his hits, “Lalala,” “tony thot” and a new collaboration with Lentra, “...

Looking back at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist 30 years later

The courtyard inside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Emily Devlin

March 18, 2020

All it took was 81 minutes for a pair of thieves to steal 13 pieces of artwork from the Gardner Museum.  The WBUR and Boston Globe produced podcast, Last Seen, goes through the events of the night. Just before 2 a.m. on March 18, 1990, two men dressed as cops pushed the buzzer at the side door of th...

Stop using celebrity deaths for clout

Stop using celebrity deaths for clout

Eddie Reinhardt, Arts Editor

March 4, 2020

When an artist or a celebrity dies, social media is immediately flooded with posts remembering the person and sending condolences to their loved ones. This is fine and gives fans a space to grieve together and be nostalgic which is healthy and sometimes necessary for people who are looking for an outlet...

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