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INTERVIEW: Spring Breakers’ Harmony Korine and Ashley Benson

INTERVIEW: Spring Breakers’ Harmony Korine and Ashley Benson

Wild teenagers, an abundance of alcohol and sun-kissed screenshots dance across controversial director/screenwriter Harmony Korine’s latest film Spring Breakers. Four college girls, Brit, Candy, Faith and Cotty are fed up with their boring college lives and want to do something different. What better chance than Spring Break? Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson and former Disney stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez […]

Boston-based chef Ming Tsai on latest project Blue Dragon

Boston-based chef Ming Tsai on latest project Blue Dragon

Ming Tsai has a lot of friends, but he doesn’t know all of them. In the crowded dining room of his new “Asian-fusion gastropub,” Tsai leans back in his chair at the chef’s table, sifts through piles of paperwork with a crumpled brow, checks his ornate silver watch and asks about The Daily Free Press’s circulation when two 30-somethings in […]

Improvised Aristophanes: BU Classics’ modern rendition of the ancient

Improvised Aristophanes: BU Classics’ modern rendition of the ancient

“To offer you ‘greetings,’ fellow demesmen, is now old-fashioned and worn out; but I do say, ‘Wazzup!’ for turning up here so eagerly, so painstakingly, and so energetically, back me up now, in the work that lies ahead.” Wazzup? Demesmen? This kind of juxtaposition might sound all Greek to you — probably because it is. Last week, the Department of […]

INTERVIEW: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and the genius of Derek Cianfrance

INTERVIEW: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and the genius of Derek Cianfrance

  It is strange to be in the same room as Ryan Gosling, but indeed much stranger to find the man sitting next to Gosling far more interesting. Derek Cianfrance, widely recognized, but only recently, for his neorealistic filmmaking in the acclaimed Blue Valentine, sat in our interview eager to prove the triumph of method acting, to honor the courage […]

Dumbledore’s Army brings magic to BU

Dumbledore’s Army brings magic to BU

For many people, the Harry Potter book series was an integral part of growing up. Children longed to attend the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although the owl never came with the coveted letter, students have found other ways to join the magical world.   Bringing the magic to BU The fifth book of the series, Harry Potter […]

New device monitors blood without a trip to the doctor

New device monitors blood without a trip to the doctor

The blood is the information highway of the body. By accessing its secrets, doctors can make more accurate diagnoses, assign better treatments and keep patients healthy. This can be seen in a variety of television shows, from the fiction series House to the documentary series, Medical Mysteries. However, the importance of blood work is not unique to television shows. Patients […]

In Defense of Cersei Lannister

I am no stranger to lady crushes. In fact, I am a lady crush connoisseur. Throughout the course of my life, I have been obsessed with an array of famous women including, but not limited to, Bea Arthur, Bette Davis and the ever-so illustrious Sharon Stone. If they’ve got a sharp wit or a scent of danger, they’ve probably featured […]

REVIEW: Sky Ferreira + How To Dress Well at Brighton Music Hall

REVIEW: Sky Ferreira + How To Dress Well at Brighton Music Hall

As part of Boston’s ubiquitous Fenway Recordings Sessions, Sky Ferreira and How To Dress Well brought their up-and-coming indie acts to Brighton Music Hall this past Sunday. This is the second time Ferreira has graced Beantown with her presence after the release of her critically lauded debut EP, Ghost (see our review on her November show at TT’s) and the singer-songwriter […]

REVIEW: Eternal Themes in Prehistoric The Croods

REVIEW: Eternal Themes in Prehistoric The Croods

DreamWorks’ latest animated film, The Croods, combines prehistoric adventure and quirky humor in a creation reminiscent of the Ice Age series. The movie features a family of cave people who, after being warned of an imminent apocalypse, are forced to venture outside the walls of their cave in search of safety. However, the Croods instead find themselves both fearful and mystified […]

REVIEW: Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience

It’s been a while since Justin Timberlake graced the world with his music. After a good run with the boy band ‘N SYNC and a stunning pair of solo albums, Timberlake decided to take a little break from music. He has been busy in Hollywood — just outside of the recording studio. Namely, he’s been on the silver screen and walked […]