The Suffolk Journal

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

Sarah Lukowski

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

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...

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Morgan Hume and Sarah Lukowski

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music, Theater

For decades, Carole King has been known for her sweet voice and solo albums, but few people know the story of her younger days as a songwriter, where she wrote tunes that climbed to the top of the Billboard charts before she ever stepped foot on stage. The Boston Opera House is giving audiences a glimpse...

16-year-old Billie Eilish dominates House of Blues with an energetic show

16-year-old Billie Eilish dominates House of Blues with an energetic show

Haley Clegg and Phoebe Adams

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

It’s hard to believe a 16-year old could have complete control over a sold-out House of Blues, yet Billie Eilish managed to do exactly that on Friday night. She had no trouble commandeering the packed crowd from the moment she took the stage until the very last notes of her encore. With a stage ...

A Legend-ary Performance: John Legend takes the stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

A Legend-ary Performance:  John Legend takes the stage in  “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”

Jacquelyn Jarnagin

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

There’s nothing more risky than a plan with good intentions. When you have a plan based on good intentions, naturally you want to see that plan come to fruition exactly the way you pictured it in your head. But the possibility of negative reception is grossly overlooked; people are so certain that...

Spotlight series tackles anxiety in latest performance of “The Swimmer”

Felicity Otterbein

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Art imitating life is perhaps one of the oldest techniques when approaching discussing the mounting magnitudes of depression, loss and grief. The power of theater and visual art presents the ability to see emotion take place, and process it immediately - allowing for a potential empathetic or sympath...

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Miniseries rekindles decades old fight with “Feud”

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Bette Davis reportedly once said about her Hollywood arch-nemesis “The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’” They were beautiful, stunning and brilliant both on and off the screen. Their lives seemed to be a never endi...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

“Title TBA”  springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

Elvira Mora

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Kicking off the spring semester in the Suffolk University theater department was the return of the Spotlight Series, "Title TBA.” The Spotlight series is an entirely student run series showcasing developing work that is written and directed solely by students. Supposedly, "Title TBA" gained a large amou...

‘Rocky Horror’ disappoints, scratches necessary original content

‘Rocky Horror’ disappoints, scratches necessary original content

Felicity Otterbein

October 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

After much anticipation and hype, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again" aired on Fox Wednesday night, paying tribute to the original 1975 musical comedy-horror film. The latest rendition of the story follows a newly engaged couple, Brad Majors, played by Ryan McCartan, ...

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Jennifer Usovicz For a little fun on Sunday night the bands Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers, and Funeral Advantage played sets of dreamy beach tunes to warm the spirits of frozen Bostonians, the night this winter became the snowiest in Boston's history. Just a few hours before the performance,...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Abbey Wilson Despite the cautionary tales that the new science-fiction movie, “Jupiter Ascending” was two-thumbs down, I went to the theater anyway. Plopping down in my seat, I decided I’d keep an open mind despite harsh reviews from friends, and even my mother, that the movie was plain terrible. Let...

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

Ace political drama shuffles format in new season

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

By Samuel Correa Former house majority whip Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood of “House of Cards” were climbing a mountain, and they would strike down anyone who would get in their way. Now, with the start of season three, Frank and Claire are at the top of this mountain, the White...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

Katherine Yearwood

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Action-comedy, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” came out in theaters Friday and although it proved to be both funny and exciting, the film presented unoriginal themes and a predictable plot line. When the protagonist Eggsy is a toddler, a mysterious man dressed in a fitted black suit comes to his...

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