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Lennon special didn’t have Beat

“In His Life: The John Lennon Story” is more like “John Lennon: The Early Years.” This two-hour Sunday special on NBC tells the story of Lennon (Phillip McQuillan) and the Beatles in their early music days in Liverpool. It focuses on the introduction of John and Paul and the struggle to put together a good […]

Five Massachusetts towns favor leniant marijuana laws

People in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana could soon be subject to a mere civil violation as opposed to criminal prosecution in five Massachusetts towns, following overwhelming approval of non-binding ballot questions last month. On Election Day, Ispwich, Framingham, Winchester and Harwich voters appealed to lawmakers to back legislation making possession of […]

Y2K films lack uniqueness,

In the past, the first semester final issue of MUSE has often been a sort of wrap-up/ top 10 list of the films that shaped the past year. Often it can serve as a very preliminary sort of Oscar predictor. To stir things up a bit, MUSE asked a small handful of staff writers and […]

‘Leaders’ to visit Capitol Hill, meet legislators to bridge gap

“Tomorrow’s Leaders” will take to Capitol Hill in March, drawing on what they’ve learned of activism at this week’s conference sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity at Boston University. The Foundation’s Youth Initiatives Commission plans to meet with senior officials from the White House and Congress when it visits Washington, D.C., to advise […]

‘This!’ recounts Seattle protests

Last year hoards of protesters took to the streets of Seattle to exact justice on globalization and the World Trade Organization. But according to ralliers, the media misportrayed them as violent and disorganized. And a year later, with the battle still raging, a new book seeks to tell the “real story.” Compiling anecdotes and essays […]