Topic: Review

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 Comments are Disabled

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.”

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

October 1, 2018 1 comment

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.

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Bo Burnham’s debut digitizes adolescent loneliness

April 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

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

April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

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‘Soccer Mommy’ charts sentimentality without cliche

April 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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’

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Puppetry, painting, performance collide in ‘Erratics’

March 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

The confessional alt-rock group Car Seat Headrest, headed by Will Toledo, re-recorded their 2011 LP “Twin Fantasy” for release on Feb. 16.

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Car Seat Headrest reinvigorates 2011 album

February 21, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Feb. 16, the indie-rock band Car Seat Headrest released a re-recording of their sixth LP, “Twin Fantasy.” The band originally unleashed the introspective concept album on the world in 2011, when the outfitwas still just the solo-recording project of suburban sad boy Will Toledo.

“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

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“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

February 15, 2018 1 comment

Plenty of ink had been spilled about “I, Tonya” before it arrived at Thayer Street’s Avon Cinema, where it is currently enjoying a run. Unsurprisingly, my critic’s log line ­­— that “I, Tonya” is a messy biopic buoyed by stellar performances from its leads — reads like a template into […]

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

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Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.