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91st Oscars thrives without host

91st Oscars thrives without host

Sarah Lukowski

February 27, 2019

For Sunday night’s 91st Academy Awards, a hostless show saw a bump in ratings, a shorter runtime and witty and engaging presenters, which raises the question of whether the Oscars are better off without a host. In December, it was announced that comedian Kevin Hart was going to host the Oscars,...

The Museum of Fine Arts reveals its first Frida Kahlo exhibit

The Museum of Fine Arts reveals its first Frida Kahlo exhibit

Harper Wayne

February 27, 2019

Many people know the artist Frida Kahlo for her iconic unibrow, her self-portrait paintings and her poetry. Now, for the first time in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is holding an exhibition, “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” housing not only famous pieces of Kahlo’s art, but also similar...

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Morgan Hume

February 27, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Program Council (PC), Black Student Union (BSU) and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion brought spoken poet and Kenyan immigrant Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa to campus for a performance on Feb. 20. Last year, FreeQuency, who identifies as they/them,...

“The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” plays at MFA Japanese film festival

Rika Saito

February 21, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) screened the film “The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” as a part of the Boston Festival of Films from Japan. The movie, which was played in Japanese with English subtitles, dazzled people in the theater with phenomenal animation. The Remis Auditorium,...

Upcoming NESAD gallery features artwork by Suffolk alumni

Upcoming NESAD gallery features artwork by Suffolk alumni

Phoebe Adams

February 21, 2019

On Thursday, the Suffolk University Art Gallery will be presenting “A Life Designed,”  an exhibit featuring the work of seven alumni of the Masters in Graphic Design program. The gallery will show both professional and personal works of each artist in attendance, and is one of 11 exhibitions showcased...

Spotlight performance ‘It Takes a Village’ debuts at Sullivan Theatre

Catarina Protano

February 21, 2019

Suffolk’s Sullivan Studio Theater was filled with students, professors and families on Friday night for the Spotlight performance of “It Takes a Village,” a musical directed by senior theatre major Gracie Libby and stage managed by sophomore theatre major Ross Gray. The show is a combination...

‘Spamilton’ brilliantly chaffs composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his groundbreaking musical

‘Spamilton’ brilliantly chaffs composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his groundbreaking musical

Morgan Hume

February 21, 2019

When “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the hip-hop musical created by and originally starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, first premiered in 2015, it quickly gained a throng of adorning fans and was labeled as a show that would change Broadway forever. Despite the large amount of praise “Hamilton” has...

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Hannah Mitchell

February 21, 2019

Nearly everyone is familiar with Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who kidnapped, raped and killed at least 30 women in the 1970s. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are fascinated by monsters like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and, in this case, Ted Bundy. It is one of those situations...

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

Sarah Lukowski

February 21, 2019

The evocative and disturbing thriller television series “You” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release on Netflix in December by showing that obsession does not always equal love. “You” is based on the novel of the same title by Caroline Kepnes. The show follows New York...

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Shayla Manning

February 21, 2019

The dynamic sounds of Los Angeles trio Cherry Glazerr filled Brighton Music Hall on Friday night for a sold out show of loud, raged feminist rock. Led by founder, singer and guitarist Clementine Creevy, the band’s aggressive yet charismatic attitude got right in the face of concertgoers and refused...

Jillian Barrows brings original music and 70’s vibes to headline show at Hard Rock Cafe

Jillian Barrows brings original music and 70’s vibes to headline show at Hard Rock Cafe

Sarah Lukowski

February 16, 2019

Jillian Barrows, a student at Berklee College of Music and alumna of Suffolk University, brought 70’s classics and her own original music to the Hard Rock Cafe as she headlined her first concert at the local venue Saturday night. Barrows, who uses the stage name Jillian Ann, has always loved t...

Suffolk University Dance Company’s hard work pays off at Winter Showcase

Hannah Mitchell

February 16, 2019

The Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) lit up the stage during their annual Winter Showcase on Feb. 6 at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End. The dance team has been working tirelessly all year to prepare for various upcoming performances, but the Winter Showcase was different than oth...

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