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Aziz Ansari stars in the Netflix original series “Master of None.” PHOTO COURTESY K.C. BAILEY/NETFLIX

REVIEW: Aziz Ansari proves to be jack of all comedic trades in “Master of None”

Tom Haverford has grown up. “Master of None,” co-created by Aziz Ansari and “Parks and Recreation” producer Alan Yang, arrived on Netflix Friday as a half-hour comedy about Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year old actor who’s coasting through life and exploring diversity, post-millennial problems and the reality of living in New York. Netflix has marketed Dev as a guy “who […]

By Candice Lim· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in new action adventure “Spectre.” PHOTO COURTESY METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES/COLUMBIA PICTURES

REVIEW: “Spectre” an action-packed spectacle lacking trademark Bond finesse

Daniel Craig’s reign of James Bond films have successfully brought Ian Fleming’s character into the modern age. With lots of commercial and critical success, barring “Quantum of Solace,” many would say that this fresh modern take on Bond has provided not only great James Bond films, but also great films by any standard. “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall” are iconic and […]

By Alex Peña· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse
Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette star in "Miss You Already." PHOTO COURTESY NICK WALL

REVIEW: Audiences happily bid adieu to “Miss You Already”

Given the title, it’s clear that director Catherine Hardwicke’s new film “Miss You Already” is not a happy picture. The movie tells the tale of two best friends, Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette), one struggling to get pregnant, the other struggling with her recent breast cancer diagnosis. It’s a “my best friend has cancer, how do I cope?” […]

By Mariel Cariker· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Library Voices’ new album “Lovish” was released Oct. 24. PHOTO COURTESY LIBRARY VOICES

REVIEW: Library Voices’ “Lovish” explores relationship between life and love

The past few years have not been easy on Library Voices. After running into countless problems on tour, the Saskatchewanian indie-pop group decided to take a break. Two years ago, when their album “Lovish” became the next goal, lead singer and guitarist Carl Johnson was mugged and seriously injured, suffering blood pooling in his brain, a concussion and lapses in […]

By Emma Parkinson· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, Uncategorized
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, ages 12 to 21, performed Monday evening. PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra strings together mesmerizing performances

Orchestral music is hardly considered the sound of today’s youth, but the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is shaking up that image. The orchestra’s free concert Monday night challenged preconceived notions of what a youth orchestra can achieve, especially when it is limited to only practicing on Saturdays. The musicians ranged from ages 12 to 21, but played with the concentration […]

By Anne Walker Wells· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Dai-Sil Kim-Gibson, director of "People Are the Sky: A Journey to North Korea," answers questions with Bishop Hee-Soo Jung following a screening of her documentary on Tuesday in the GSU Auditorium. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“People are the Sky” director on documenting meanings of home, family

In the documentary “People are the Sky”, filmmaker and writer Dai Sil Kim-Gibson returns to her birthplace in North Korea after the death of her Iowa-born husband Don. Kim-Gibson, with the goal of discovering what home truly means, finds a country where people live in peace and harmony. By explaining North and South Korea’s long political history and internal turmoil, […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 2 comments · Features, Muse
REVIEW: Shining “Spotlight” casts shadow over passive public

REVIEW: Shining “Spotlight” casts shadow over passive public

Several times throughout “Spotlight,” the reporters and editors digging up the Catholic Church’s buried history of child sexual abuse question how such biblical evil could have stayed so hidden for so long. “This story needed Spotlight,” they reassure each other. The statement is the biggest cinematic delusion in years. The film opens on the titular quartet of Boston Globe investigative […]

By Joe Incollingo· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
One of the first participants celebrates after shaving her head during the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Charity Cup to raise money for pediatric cancer on Monday at Lansdowne Pub. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Young professionals shave heads to raise funds for childhood cancer research

Krysta Voskowsky could barely make it through the crowds at The Lansdowne Pub Monday night before someone stopped her for either a hug or an outpouring of compliments. “That was amazing,” one passerby said. “You look beautiful,” another doted. Voskowsky, 28, started the night with 17 inches of hair running down her back. She then had her head shaved for […]

By Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The Kill the Cup Challenge encourages universities to reduce waste from disposable coffee cups. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Kill the Cup reduces waste and laziness with nationwide sustainability challenge

That afternoon latte costs a lot, but the paper cup it came in could be even costlier. Challenging students to use reusable containers instead of paper cups at their favorite coffee shops around campus, the Net Impact Undergrad Chapter at Boston University will be promoting the Kill the Cup 2015 University Challenge until Nov. 13. The University Challenge is a […]

By Kaitlyn Locke· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Steve Kornacki is a Boston University alumnus and a political reporter for MSNBC. PHOTO COURTESY STEVE KORNACKI

INTERVIEW: MSNBC host Steve Kornacki on intriguing relationship between politics and media

The first election Steve Kornacki followed was the 1990 Massachusetts gubernatorial race between John Silber and William Weld. Twenty-five years later, he’s gearing up to cover the 58th presidential election as a political correspondent and host for MSNBC. Kornacki, a 2001 graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, recalled portraying Silber, a former president of BU, in his sixth-grade mock […]

By Kelsey Cronin· · 1 comment · Features, Impact