With the same shows dominating ratings week after week, it’s hard to remember that something else is out there. Television should have variety, and while the top dog shows tend to overshadow lesser-known alternatives, it’s important to broaden your viewing horizons. Here are a few shows flying under the radar that I think merit a closer look.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists returns after a three-year hiatus with its sixth album, The Brutalist Bricks, which is a much more optimistic take on Leo’s political power pop than 2007′s Living with the Living.
Base Trip Records is an independent Boston-based label run by Boston University alum Conor Loughman, and unlike that of the presidents of most labels who aim to seek out the most lucrative acts, Loughman’s personal mission is to sign artists with whom he has a personal connection.
Boston University’s Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers proves itself to be more than just a book club, inviting conversation, criticism and controversy right here on campus.
The showcase of “Paradise Lost” by Clifford Odets is a timely performance by the American Repertory Theater, exposing the impotency and weakness of Uncle Sam in a time when American citizens are scrambling for an outreached hand.