Topic: Review

This modern staging of “The Scottish Play” draws influence from an essay on dismemberment, images of death and even modern club music. Trinity Repertory Company is performing “Macbeth” until March 3.

Arts & Culture

Trinity Rep. stages gruesome, modern ‘Macbeth’

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Trinity Repertory Company’s production of “Macbeth,” running from Jan. 31 through March 3, is a gloriously gruesome and thrilling performance, presenting a characterization of baseness all too applicable in today’s political world.

“WARM,” Jeff Tweedy’s first solo album featuring original songs, inspires listeners of all ages to empathize with his lyrics and enjoy his rasping sound. His album speaks to both personal and universal emotions.

Arts & Culture

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy releases first solo album, “WARM”

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Jeff Tweedy, singer and guitarist of Chicago alternative rock band Wilco, released his first solo album of original songs, “WARM,” on Nov. 30, offering a tender, personal perspective into his insecurities and the struggles that shape his work and the Wilco canon.

Edgar Arceneaux wrote the play with inspiration from the controversy surrounding Ben Vereen’s 1981 homage to Bert Williams.

Arts & Culture

‘Until, Until, Until…’ re-enacts 1981 performance

December 4, 2018 0 comments

“Until, Until, Until…” a performance directed, written and produced by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux was staged in Studio 1 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week.

Mitski, the New York City based singer-songwriter, performed at the House of Blues in Boston October 20 as part of her U.S. tour.  Her fifth studio album “Be The Cowboy” features three singles.

Arts & Culture

Mitski’s latest album offers listeners emotional complexity

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Mitski’s latest album “Be the Cowboy” distills complex emotions; in her clear voice, the artist captures love and loneliness.

“Good Grief” highlighted the Internal Family Systems therapy method, which encourages engaging  with one’s “subpersonalities.”

Arts & Culture

Everett Company’s ‘Good Grief’ grapples with physical, emotional trauma

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Thursday evening, a bustling audience gathered in the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to see Everett Company’s “Good Grief” — a multimedia performance centered around trauma’s grip on both mind and body.

Arts & Culture

Bo Burnham’s debut digitizes adolescent loneliness

April 18, 2018 0 comments

There is not a single memorable line in all of “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s divinely excruciating feature film debut, which screened at the Ivy Film Festival Sunday night.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

Arts & Culture

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

Indie-rock artist Sophie Allison, also known as “Soccer Mommy,”  released her first proper album  “Clean” March 2. Though the album exudes indie energy, Allison names artists Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne among her greatest influences.

Arts & Culture

‘Soccer Mommy’ charts sentimentality without cliche

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Skeptics who have yet to listen to the music of indie-rock princess “Soccer Mommy,” the alias of 20-year-old New York University dropout Sophie Allison, might scoff when told the tracks of the facetiously named artist are landing on the “chill” playlists of culturally astute stoner teens everywhere.

Puppetry, painting, performance collide in ‘Erratics’

Arts & Culture

Puppetry, painting, performance collide in ‘Erratics’

March 15, 2018 0 comments

Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire” is a series of five paintings from the 1830s that depicts the rise, peak and eventual destruction of civilization.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Why does review require suspension?

February 28, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: In a letter to the editor published by The Herald yesterday, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 states that “the University decided to suspend acceptances of new applicants to the elementary education track for the current cycle.