Kaulder (Vin Diesel) and Chloe (Rose Leslie) star in “The Last Witch Hunter.” PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT GARFIELD

REVIEW: No amount of witchcraft can save “The Last Witch Hunter”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — a grumpy veteran of an organization that deals with the supernatural is paired up with an inexperienced sidekick that’s also the token minority. Upon the death of their mentor or loved one, the gruff veteran and sidekick uncover a greater conspiracy and only have a certain amount of time left to […]

By Felipe Belfort Marques· · 1 comment · Features, Film & TV, Muse
Vanessa Carlton’s new album, “Liberman,” will be released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY EDDIE CHACON

REVIEW: Vanessa Carlton’s new album is thousand miles from spectacular

Vanessa Carlton’s new album opens promisingly. Smooth synthesizers and modern production lead her in, hinting at a potential for the catchy, simplistic singer-songwriter to become something more. Is this Carlton’s big return to the music spotlight? Has she grown as a musician after all these years to break out of the confines of the dreaded one-hit-wonder cage? Unfortunately, it takes […]

By Steve Friedman· · 7 comments · Features, Muse
Leem Lubany stars as Salima and Bill Murray as Richie Lanz in “Rock the Kasbah.” PHOTO COURTESY OPEN ROAD FILMS

REVIEW: “Rock the Kasbah” turns off music, turns on stereotypes

Bill Murray stars as the lead character, Richie Lanz, in Barry Levinson’s film “Rock the Kasbah,” which was inspired by a true story. Lanz is a failed music manager in Los Angeles on the brink of rock bottom. Separated from his wife and speaking to his young daughter only through her room’s window screen, Lanz relies on his outlandish stories […]

By Jih-Chieh Yun· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse
The Boston Undergrad Innovators met for the first time with Boston University's Entrepreneurship Club on Tuesday for the “Intro to Boston Startups & Tech for Undergrads” event. PHOTO COURTESY BOSTON UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB

BostonTweet and more share tips, experiences of working with startups

From blood, sweat and tears to the “best thing to ever happen,” four startup founders divulged the often-veiled hardships that come with fledgling companies, all the while boasting about the triumphs that reinforce them at Tuesday night’s “Intro to Boston Startups and Tech for Undergrads.” “Startups totally suck,” said panel member Greg Gomer, who co-founded VENTUREAPP and other startups, through […]

By Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The 11th annual Intercollegiate Business Convention hosted by Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business was held on Saturday at Hynes Convention Center. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Intercollegiate Business Convention encourages women to join inspiring network

College students from around the world gathered at the Hynes Convention Center Saturday to network and hone their business skills at the Intercollegiate Business Convention for women. Held by the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business organization, the all-day gathering featured speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, attracting more than 1,200 students from over 45 countries. Attendees also had a chance to attend […]

By Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
HUBweek, a week long series of events combining art, science and technology, concluded Saturday. GRAPHIC BY ANDREA VAN GRINSVEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

First ever HUBweek provides young entrepreneurs with exposure, inspiration

According to statistics released Monday, Boston’s first HUBweek, a weeklong festival that ran from Oct. 3-10, drew more than 46,000 attendees to 106 different events that highlighted the areas the city knows and does best — art, science and technology. Organized by The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, the program combined leaders in […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Wencen Wu, engineering professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, speaks during the “Bio-inspired Distributed Sensing with Mobile Sensor Networks” talk on Friday. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Engineer Wencen Wu mobilizes robots with innovative sensory technology

Revealing the latest on her research with mobile sensor networks, Wencen Wu, an engineering professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presented a lecture at Boston University on Friday. BU’s Center for Information and Systems Engineering organized the lecture as a part of their fall seminar series, in which the center invites distinguished guest speakers to visit the campus and educate the […]

By Kaitlyn Locke· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Carey Mulligan stars as Maud Watts in director Sarah Gavron’s "Suffragette." PHOTO COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES

PREVIEW: “Suffragette” brings powerful equality movement to silver screen

An icy cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” scores the theatrical trailer for “Suffragette,” the new film by BAFTA-winning director Sarah Gavron. Aside from the obvious metaphorical implications — woman’s right to vote being the titular cultural landslide — the song harbors deeper, sneakier weight. At its core, the “Landslide” is about the uneasiness that accompanies assimilation: is it worth living […]

By Conner Reed· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse
Candles were lit in honor of students' coming-out stories at the “Sacred Stories of Emergence” service at Muedler Chapel on Wednesday night. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

OUTober event shines light on acceptance within religious LGBT community

The candlelit Muelder Chapel at Boston University’s School of Theology provided a safe space Wednesday night for those who identify as a part of the LGBT community. The setting was intimate, with just 17 people, mainly graduate students, sitting in a circle around a small table topped with candles, some left unlit. The gathering, “Sacred Stories of Emergence,” was part […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 1 comment · Features, Impact
Investigative journalist Bob Woodward, left, discusses his novel "The Last of the President's Men" during a conversation moderated by David Gergen at the First Parish Church in Cambridge on Tuesday night. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bob Woodward calls for clear-watered, open-gated politics

Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who broke the Watergate scandal with colleague Carl Bernstein for The Washington Post in 1972, visited Cambridge Tuesday to promote his latest book, “The Last of the President’s Men.” “What you’re always looking for is the part of the story you don’t have,” Woodward said to a crowd of 300 that gathered at […]

By Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Features, Impact