BU professor in the Department of Earth and Environment, Robert Kaufmann, warns that despite NASA’s report on rising global temperatures, large-scale snowstorms pose even more of a risk. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

NASA records reveal 2015 as warmest year yet

A portion of the country may be in the midst of blizzards and below-freezing temperatures, but a Wednesday release from NASA deemed 2015 the warmest year to date, with record-shattering surface temperatures. According to new data from scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, globally averaged temperatures in 2015 were greater than those in 2014 by […]

by Corina Pintado· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara, best known for her single "Here" performed at Brighton Music Hall Friday night. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Alessia Cara shines bright like “Diamonds”

The most surprising moment of Alessia Cara’s Friday night concert at Brighton Music Hall wasn’t when her three-piece band kicked off the show with a techno-infused remix of her smash hit “Here,” or when Cara slayed a cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” No, the most surprising — and meaningful — moment of the set was when the 19-year-old Canadian singer did […]

by J.D. Capelouto· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Season six of IFC’s Portlandia premiered Jan. 21. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

REVIEW: “Portlandia” season six premiere fails to live up to show’s brilliantly absurd past

It’s only January, but a couple weeks ago, the lineup for this April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was announced and accompanied by the usual overblown hype. Coachella is infamous, somewhat deservedly, for its outfit-obsessed attendees and the number of concert photos they post on Instagram. People pay a ton of money to be sweaty and uncomfortable and use Porta […]

by Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Stacey Piwinski’s “It’s not you, it’s me” art exhibition will be on display in the Sherman Gallery on the second floor of the George Sherman Union now until March 4. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: “It’s not you, it’s me” documents BU alumnus’s lifetime

Walking past the Sherman Gallery in the George Sherman Union, it’s impossible to not be intrigued by the brightly multicolored, eye-catching tapestries that hang on the translucent walls. Walk a little closer and you’ll see that the tapestries are woven with everyday items like cutlery, stones and watches. “It’s not you, it’s me,” an exhibit featuring work by alumnus Stacey […]

by Mariel Cariker· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Julia Sokolowski, COM ’18, center, poses with the other members of the Beauty Tribe on this season of "Survivor Kaoh Rong: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty II," set to air in February. PHOTO COURTESY MONTY BRINTON/CBS

BU sophomore to compete on “Survivor” as youngest ever female

Boston University sophomore Julia Sokolowski’s first crush seven years ago was a “Survivor” competitor, a BU alum nicknamed “Boston Rob” who went on to become a show legend. Now, Sokolowski, a student in the College of Communication, has the chance to reach that same status — she will compete on the show’s 32nd season, which will air beginning Feb. 17, […]

by J.D. Capelouto· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The alien-invasion drama “The 5th Wave,” based on the Ricky Yancey young adult novel, opens Friday. PHOTO COURTESY CHUCK ZLOTNICK

REVIEW: “The 5th Wave” settles for amateur execution

“The 5th Wave” surpassed all expectations, but for all the wrong reasons. As expected, J Blakeson’s science fiction film, based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey, was cheesy and clichéd. What wasn’t expected was just how bad the film actually turned out to be. The story revolves around Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz), a kind and […]

by Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Electronic music DJ Destructo performed at Bijou Nightclub in downtown Boston Sunday night. PHOTO COURTESY NIKKO LAMERE

REVIEW: Destructo gives sold-out crowd powerful EDM experience

The sounds of dark techno, deep house and G-house could be felt together in Boston Sunday night. Yes, felt — not just heard — as the walls of Bijou Nightclub vibrated with sets from Rezz, Justin Martin and Destructo. Located on the outskirts of Chinatown, Bijou appears to be a little hole in the wall from the outside. However, step […]

by Laura Porecca· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
A new study conducted by the Imperial College of London found that "gut hormones" diminish participants’ cravings for food, tobacco and alcohol. ILLUSTRATION BY ANNALYN KUMAR

New study finds “gut hormones” diminish people’s cravings

For all those wishing to finally succeed at a cleanse and cut out calories, tobacco and alcohol, new research could lessen the pain and difficulty of the journey. “Gut hormones” are the hormones that cause a feeling of fullness after a meal and could be the key to dampening cravings for not only food, but also tobacco and alcohol. Investigators […]

by Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
ArtLifting, a program that benefits homeless and disabled artists, opened a pop-up store in CambridgeSide Galleria Jan. 9, which runs through Jan. 31. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

ArtLifting creatively uplifting to low-income artists

“Buy Art, Change a Life,” is the slogan proudly declared by ArtLifting, a benefit corporation that works to sell art made by the homeless or disabled communities in order to provide members with a source of income and an outlet for creative expression. Through Jan. 31, a pop-up store inside the CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge will showcase original art pieces […]

by Natasha Mascarenhas· · 1 comment · Features, Spotlight
Adam Wescott, COM ’06, is the CEO and co-founder of Select Management Group and manages 12 of the top 25 most popular YouTube stars. PHOTO COURTESY ADAM WESCOTT

TERRIERS INBIZ: Adam Wescott, manager to the YouTube stars

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. When the digital age first came into the entertainment industry, YouTube was a site known for cat videos and a biting Charlie. Now — almost 11 years later — the video […]

by Candice Lim· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness