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Cate Blanchett stars as Nancy and Christian Bale as Rick in Terrence Malick’s drama “Knight of Cups,” which opened at Kendall Square Cinema Friday as part of a limited release. PHOTO COURTESY MELINDA SUE GORDON/BROAD GREEN PICTURES

REVIEW: “Knight of Cups” courts unorthodox, unforgettable style

Konstantin Treplev would’ve loved Terrence Malick. Treplev, a young, brooding playwright, spends much of “The Seagull” — the Anton Chekhov play of which he’s the focus — lamenting that there are no “new forms” of art that might allow observers a novel worldly perspective and incite them to change their ways of life. Because “The Seagull” is a Chekhov play, […]

by Conner Reed· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Baltimore dream pop band Beach House performed a sold-out show Friday at the House of Blues. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

REVIEW: Beach House conjures sad dreams at House of Blues

“If you’re in a spot that’s too brightly lit, you can walk to the darkness,” Beach House singer and keyboardist Victoria Legrand said during the duo’s concert Friday night at the House of Blues. “The darkness is always right there.” Beach House’s music exists in an ambivalent place between light and dark, where joy and melancholy commingle. Like a lovely […]

by Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The first episode of Ellen Page’s new Viceland show “Gaycation” about her exploration of LGBT culture across the globe premiered Wednesday. PHOTO COURTESY VICELAND

REVIEW: “Gaycation” explores LGBT culture around world, despite flaws

In 2016, making a show centered on LGBT people isn’t exactly revolutionary. We’ve had dramas like “Queer as Folk” and “Orange Is the New Black,” and reality shows like “Queer Eye” and “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.” But none of those necessarily depict the actual reality of what it’s like to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans. Moreover, […]

by Kylie Obermeier· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara performed Broadway hits at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge Sunday night as part of her first engagement with Celebrity Series of Boston. PHOTO COURTESY CELEBRITY SERIES OF BOSTON

REVIEW: Kelli O’Hara graces audience with angelic vocals

Tony-award winner Kelli O’Hara ventured north of the Great White Way Sunday night to perform Broadway favorites to a packed Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. Although she is accustomed to performing eight shows a week, this particular show was a little more nerve-wracking — she had recently contracted laryngitis. “I’m going to try not to focus on [my laryngitis],” she said. […]

by Christy Osler· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Disney flick “Zootopia” is about a rabbit police officer, Judy Hopps, who only has 48 hours to solve her first case. The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

REVIEW: “Zootopia” sheds light on humanity

Disney films hold a special place in the hearts of millennials. Although many generations of children have grown up with Disney movies, they defined our childhood. We grew up on “The Lion King,” “Toy Story” and “The Little Mermaid” — classic films that shaped children across the country and touched each one of us. As the studio’s 55th animated feature, […]

by Bronsen Bloom· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Dylan Owen performs Tuesday at The Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge as part of the first night of his first tour, "There’s More to Life.” PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Dylan Owen puts “honest voice” into indie hip-hop

Dylan Owen’s music feels like a homemade card. Thoughtful and heartfelt, his lyrics aim straight for the heart, evoking a far more personal connection than the generic verses mainstream rappers sometimes spit. The young musician, who describes his music as a blend of hip-hop vocals set to indie rock tracks, wore his heart on his sleeve as he rapped and […]

by Kelsey Cronin· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
A panel of experts speaks Tuesday at a “Funding 101: Pathways for Food and Beverage Startups” talk hosted by Branchfood and The Capital Network at the Cambridge Innovation Center. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Funding 101” paves way for successful food, beverage startups

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” may be the name of a popular musical, but it’s not the reality for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the current food and beverage industry. That’s where The Capital Network and Branchfood stepped in to help startups launch and maintain a successful business no matter the obstacles that pop up along the way. The […]

by Corina Pintado· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Emmy-nominated producer and 1998 alumnus of the College of Communication Nancy Armstrong speaks at the Inaugural BU Women's Leadership Symposium held Tuesday in the Francis D. Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Women’s Leadership Symposium showcases female professionals

The Inaugural BU Women’s Leadership Symposium on Tuesday night touched on an array of issues, from the role of women in professional settings to the way feminism has changed since the movement began more than 50 years ago. The symposium, hosted by Boston University’s College of Communication, moderated by COM Senior Lecturer Jodi Luber, featured keynote speaker and BU alumnus Nancy […]

by Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
BU Stage Troupe performed “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” at the Student Theater at Agganis Arena Thursday, Friday and Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY BU STAGE TROUPE

BU Stage Troupe partners with MassKids to combat sexual abuse

Once-heartwarming childhood characters stepped onto the stage this weekend to address much heavier issues — ones without the cheer of a familiar yellow zigzag shirt or a black-and-white beagle. For its annual spring charity show, Boston University’s Stage Troupe produced “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” a play that follows the darker teenage years of the beloved Peanuts […]

by Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Elise Morgan, a mechanical engineering professor in the College of Engineering, leads her “Mechanical Behavior of Materials” class in the Photonics Center Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU professor Elise Morgan teaches, researches mechanical behavior

Let’s face it. Getting out of bed, sitting through long lectures or walking up and down Commonwealth Avenue between classes are not highlights of the day. These tasks seem tedious, but these simple actions define a physical independence that is often taken for granted. These monotonous motions and the science behind them fascinate Elise Morgan, a mechanical engineering professor in […]

by Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features