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Panic! at the Disco’s released their new album “Death of a Bachelor” on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY DAN COX/FLICKR

REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco commemorates “Death of a Bachelor”

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie chimed in 2016 last Friday with the band’s fifth studio album, “Death of a Bachelor,” featuring 11 tracks including singles “Hallelujah,” “Victorious” and “Emperor’s New Clothes.” The fact that Urie managed to both craft and release his own set list is admirable, as Urie is currently the only member of his band, although he […]

by Navraj Narula· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Students and faculty of Kennedy Longfellow Elementary School in Cambridge participate in the K-Lo market, a program started by the Food For Free organization which provides local families free nutritious foods. PHOTO COURTESY SASHA PURPURA

Food For Free fights poverty in new year

Food insecurity and poverty affect millions of families across the country, including members of the Greater Boston community. As of 2014, 15 percent of the population was in poverty, with children under the age of 18 making up 15.5 percent of those in poverty, according to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Additionally, an overwhelming […]

by Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering is slated to hold their inaugural Boston University Data Science Day in the Photonics Center Friday. PHOTO COURTESY YURI SAMOILOV/FLICKR

First BU Data Science Day to highlight prominence of data in all scientific fields

As part of the Data Science Initiative, the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering will commence its inaugural Boston University Data Science Day. The event, which will take place Friday from 9 to 4 p.m at the Photonics Center, will aim to foster a deeper knowledge of data science as well as forge connections and collaborations […]

by Navraj Narula· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
ImprovBoston debuted a comedy show that explores the dark side of the Disney universe this past Saturday in Cambridge. PHOTO COURTESY MARISSA KENNEDY

PREVIEW: Disney sketch comedy show promises to hilariously ruin childhoods

It’s 2016 and Simba and Nala’s marriage is falling apart. Ariel is getting an intervention. Hercules is making his musical debut in a condom commercial. Wait, what? Part of Your World, a Disney-themed sketch comedy troupe, reimagines and spoofs what happened to your favorite Disney characters in a new show called “Part of Your World II: Straight to DVD.” The […]

by Katrina Uy· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Boston University alumni Frederick Townes, CAS ’01 and Matthew Barba, SMG ’09, were both featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list. PHOTO COURTESY PLACESTER

TERRIERS INBIZ: BU alumni decorate Forbes’ 30 under 30 list

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. From her early college days working under the former ambassador of Tanzania, Alexandria Lafci showed interest in international affairs, land reform and making a global impact through leadership and education. Matt […]

by Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
John Krasinski plays Jack Silva in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: Michael Bay strives for authenticity in “13 Hours”

The truth surrounding a controversial entity sits trapped behind iron walls of unbreachable public conceptions. Benghazi and Michael Bay are more similar than you’d think. The first is political shorthand for the throat-deep quagmire left in the Middle East by, depending on who you voted for that year, either a bloodthirsty administration that couldn’t leave well enough alone or a […]

by Joe Incollingo· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” based off Boston University College of Communication professor Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, is slated to premiere Jan. 15, 2016. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

“13 Hours” to bring six men’s heroism in Benghazi to big screen

For 13 harrowing hours from the night of Sept. 11, 2012 to the morning of Sept. 12, six security operators within the CIA’s Global Response Staff defended the United States’ Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station against violent terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The operators — Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave […]

by Michaela Johnston· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Daniele Bocchieri and Nikolai Romanov, Northeastern University students, started “Sapori Pinocchios,” a business that allows them to ride around their campus and downtown Boston on bikes delivering and selling Italian pastries from the North End. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Italian treats to be delivered across city via student bicycle business

The mecca for authentic Italian food in Boston lies in the North End, often called “Boston’s Little Italy.” Daniele Bocchieri, a sophomore at Northeastern University hailing from Milan, Italy, knows this to be true more than most. “I was constantly looking for Italian food,” Bocchieri said about his arrival in Boston, “but the only way to get an Italian taste […]

by Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
“#8Nights8Windows” is Boston’s first Jewish public art project, showcasing eight works of art during the eight nights of Hanukkah. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

#8Nights8Windows puts artistic Hanukkah festivities on display

Lanterns lit up the windows at the Pavement Coffeehouse on Gainsborough Street Monday evening. People of all backgrounds from around Boston gathered to create their own lights and take part in the celebration of Hanukkah as part of the interactive display, “We Are the Shamash.” This is only one of eight pieces making up an art exhibit that’s lighting up […]

by Morgan O'Hanlon· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A Lund University study released Friday found that rudeness in the workplace is contagious if no action is taken to stop it. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Rudeness the latest bug going around offices, study says

Consider the many times colleagues speak to one another in a day. You may want to be mindful next time you utter some sly comment — it turns out that rudeness in the workplace is contagious. Three researchers in the psychology department of Sweden’s Lund University found that being subjected to rude behavior in the work environment largely contributes to […]

by Ashli Molina· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features