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2013 in arts and culture: MUSE reflects

2013 in arts and culture: MUSE reflects

Best new Boston bite: Braised beef dumplings blowing up By Brooke Jackson-Glidden Vegetarians, I’m sorry: you’re going to have to sit this one out. From the crispy, ginger-fragrant dumplings at the newly opened Mei Mei Kitchen in South Campus to the hearty rendition with Chinese celery at Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon (which opened in May), beef dumplings are the iconic […]

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ gives gloomy portrayal of ‘60s folk movement

Inside Llewyn Davis will not cause anyone any mental distress. It won’t blow anyone away or garner a standing ovation in the theater. It’s just not that kind of movie. However, its characters, themes and moods will silently creep into your everyday life. Like the freeloading titular character, this bitter and melancholy tale will linger far longer than you’ll want it […]

Disney’s ‘Frozen’: A frosty fairytale with feminist twist

Disney’s ‘Frozen’: A frosty fairytale with feminist twist

Three years ago, it would have been ridiculous for Rapunzel and her compatriots to dream of a white Christmas. The animators behind 2010’s Tangled had enough on their hands working out the intricacies of creating strand upon strand of lifelike hair for the movie’s long-locked princess before they could even dream of creating something as delicate and complicated as snow. […]

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Learning by way of the stage

Learning by way of the stage

Diversifying the college experience through the performing arts Kathryn Vaz, now a College of Communication sophomore, took art classes every year during high school. She was vice president of the drama club and participated in countless state-wide acting competitions. She even started her high school’s photography club. However, Vaz said she chose to major in Film and Television in COM […]

REVIEW: Film “Philomena” breaks cliché movie mold with great expertise

REVIEW: Film “Philomena” breaks cliché movie mold with great expertise

It sounds like it could be a cliché, but Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears, by no means fits into this mold. In fact, Philomena breaks the mold. The British film is based on Martin Sixsmith’s book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, a true story from which much of the film’s screenplay is drawn. Starring Judi Dench as title character […]

The FreeD: Creativity without compromise

The FreeD: Creativity without compromise

New milling tool developed by MIT researchers may have wide implications in oil, art and medical industries Feeling artsy? Unable to create anything more than stick figures? Well, you just might be able to achieve years of sculpting experience in minutes with a new technology created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The new device, called […]

INTERVIEW: Oscar Isaac of new Coen brothers’ film,“Inside Llewyn Davis”

INTERVIEW: Oscar Isaac of new Coen brothers’ film,“Inside Llewyn Davis”

When Oscar Isaac agreed to take on the titular role in the Coen brothers’ newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, he was prepared to literally walk in Llewyn’s shoes. “I asked to have the shoes about a month before shooting because they were the saddest little shoes,” Isaac said in a round-table interview. “Like, a piece of leather wrapped around a foot […]

The Hunger Games trilogy heats up with newest film, “Catching Fire”

The Hunger Games trilogy heats up with newest film, “Catching Fire”

To say that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a step up from the first installment of the trio would be a massive understatement. When audiences last left the fictional land of Panem, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) had attempted to kill themselves rather than give President Snow (Donald Sutherland) a victory in the Hunger Games. When Snow […]

Creativity comes to a halt in the classroom

We’re in need of some glitter glue — creativity in students has decreased over the past 20 years. Everyday, college students are expected to approach problems with a certain amount of creativity. Classmates that have the most creative projects get the best grades and people with creative problem-solving skills are considered the most hirable. So now everyone wants to use […]

Seeing life through a different lens

Seeing life through a different lens

Boston-based study shows majority of hemianopia patients prefer peripheral prism glasses to help them get around. Imagine walking around and constantly stumbling over objects or accidentally running into walls and people. This might sound silly, but that is exactly what hemianopia patients experience on a daily basis. However, to help ease the obstacles that hemianopia patients deal with regularly, Eli […]