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Physicists announced Thursday that they are now able to confirm Albert Einstein’s approximately 100-year-old theory of general relativity due to of a recent discovery of gravitational waves. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINKSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gravitational waves detected, confirm Einstein’s 100-year-old theory

Physicists at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory announced Thursday that they had directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, sending cheers throughout the scientific and non-scientific community alike. The detection of these waves confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which he predicted approximately 100 years ago in 1915. This discovery will open opportunities for further research and enhance scientists’ understanding of space […]

By Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Rapper Fetty Wap performed at the House of Blues to an enthusiastic crowd Monday night. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Fetty Wap welcomes Boston to erratic “zoo”

Fetty Wap’s Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, “Welcome to the Zoo,” is a little too aptly named. The New Jersey rapper and his crew use “zoo” as an affectionate nickname for their group and, by extension, their fan base. Despite some transcendent moments, Monday night’s show at the House of Blues often felt like a zoo in a bad way. It […]

By Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
"Vinyl," a new HBO drama about the 1970s New York City music scene, aired Sunday night. PHOTO COURTESY HBO

REVIEW: HBO’s “Vinyl” in great condition, slightly scratched

The late 1970s were one of the most pivotal eras in music history. Perhaps best known for its glitzy pop and disco music, it was also the era that music saw massive diversification with the rise of genres such as hip-hop and punk rock. This creatively explosive time period is what HBO’s new show “Vinyl” explores. The show is produced […]

By Alex Peña· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Ryan Reynolds stars as Marvel’s new, highly aggressive superhero Deadpool in the new R-rated dark comedy opening Friday. PHOTO COURTESY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: “Deadpool” does franchise justice, gives story new vitality

There are so many ways in which a superhero movie can go wrong. The director can try to make it too gritty and serious or, alternatively, too lighthearted and ridiculous. The writers can completely miss the point of certain characters or shoehorn in a love interest out of nowhere and then just outright kill the love interest for added angst. […]

By Felipe Belfort Marques· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Documentarian Michael Moore's true-life comedy "Where to Invade Next" was released Friday in Boston. PHOTO COURTESY CREATIVE COMMONS

REVIEW: “Where to Invade Next” showcases solutions for America

“I’ve turned into this kind of crazy optimist” are words that we could never dream of attributing to documentarian Michael Moore. Moore is synonymous with controversy, political activism and a harsh scolding. In very un-Michael Moore fashion, however, he presents us with solutions to problems in lieu of the horrors in our own backyards in his recent documentary, “Where to […]

By Clara Hudson· · 2 comments · Features, Muse
Seasoned "Saturday Night Live" veteran Ana Gasteyer performed her one-woman show “Ana Gasteyer in Concert” at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre Saturday night, proving she is more than just a funnywoman. PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT TORRES

REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Ana Gasteyer delights despite murky vision

When six-year “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Ana Gasteyer took the stage at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Saturday night, it wasn’t entirely clear where she was going. Her handsomely coattailed pianist introduced her as “the handsomest songstress in Cambridge,” which elicited a smattering of muted chuckles. She then emerged in a sparkling dress that wouldn’t have looked out of place on […]

By Conner Reed· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
"Zoolander 2" opens Friday, reuniting beloved cast members Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell 15 years after the original film was released. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: “Zoolander 2” not as suave, good-looking second time around

Why are we drawn to sequels? Closure, often, when a story draws us in only to cut us loose too suddenly. Desperate, we beg to see the loose threads tied, the open wounds healed. Or maybe it’s for comfort, the warming joy of throwing our trust into once-beloved characters to show us why we loved them to begin with. But […]

By Joe Incollingo· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
A café au Lait at Equal Exchange Café in the North End. PHOTO BY SONIA RAO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

FreeP vs. Food: Coffee Crawl

Due to the whirlwind nature of college, sleepy students often resort to the nearest coffee locale to keep their eyelids a little less droopy. More often than not, this ends up being a dining points-friendly chain or a nearby, incredibly crowded and hectic shop. But what about the rest of the city’s coffee shops? When you’ve got more than an [...]
By Becca DeGregorio· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Twitter will be implementing a new algorithm that prioritizes certain content to the top of feeds in an effort to highlight important information for users. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

#RIPTwitter sparks debate over site’s new algorithm

BuzzFeed News spurred an impassioned Twitter storm Friday when it reported that Twitter would change its algorithm as early as this week. The report prompted a flood of tweets containing #RIPTwitter, a hashtag that trended over the weekend and through the week. The hashtag is being used as a mouthpiece to vocalize Twitter users’ anger against the social media platform’s […]

By Preston Park· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Fenway restaurants prepare for an influx in customers this weekend due to the Polartec Big Air at Fenway Thursday and Friday. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Fenway restaurants open doors to Big Air spectators

As Olympic world champion skiers and snowboarders prepare to launch off of a 140-foot-high ramp built for the Polartec Big Air games at Fenway Park, local businesses and bars in the area are preparing for the event with a more ground-level approach. Thousands of people will be flocking to Fenway Park this Thursday and Friday to watch athletes from around […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness