Poet Marie Howe will visit the College of General Studies Friday for a reading and Q&A about the connection between poetry and spirituality. PHOTO COURTESY MARIE HOWE

INTERVIEW: Marie Howe’s poetry draws from spirituality, philosophy

In high school, poetry was often seen as intimidating. Its abstract metaphors, unpredictable rhyme schemes and hidden meanings seemed inaccessible and distant. Poet Marie Howe, however, contradicts these stereotypes beautifully. Howe writes verse that walks the fine line between the spiritual and the tangible, invoking concrete images of everyday life and using these relatable images to represent much larger themes […]

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UNItiques will hold a "Spring Break Closet Cleanout" event on campus Wednesday and Thursday as part of BU’s first Gender Advocacy and Progress Week. PHOTO COURTESY UNITIQUES/FACEBOOK

UNItiques focuses on female fashion, finesse

Boston University kicked off its inaugural Gender Advocacy and Progress Week Monday, and until Sunday, will host several panels, conferences, presentations and lectures aimed at shedding light on pervasive gender inequalities that exist on and off campus. One GAP Week event, however, is taking on gender inequalities in a playful way. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, […]

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BU Stage Troupe performed “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” at the Student Theater at Agganis Arena Thursday, Friday and Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY BU STAGE TROUPE

BU Stage Troupe partners with MassKids to combat sexual abuse

Once-heartwarming childhood characters stepped onto the stage this weekend to address much heavier issues — ones without the cheer of a familiar yellow zigzag shirt or a black-and-white beagle. For its annual spring charity show, Boston University’s Stage Troupe produced “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” a play that follows the darker teenage years of the beloved Peanuts […]

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"Says You!" is a radio quiz show broadcast on National Public Radio that invited BU students and alumni to a live recording of the show Sunday afternoon in the College of Communication. PHOTO BY KRISHNA SHARMA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

NPR’s “Says You!” cast revisits COM roots in live taping

The radio game show “Says You!” paid tribute to the Boston University College of Communication Sunday, recording a live episode in front of a crowd of approximately 90 BU alumni, faculty and students in the COM building. “Says You!” was created 20 years ago in partnership with WGBH and was formerly produced and hosted by BU alumnus Richard Sher. The […]

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Conductor David Angus speaks about the opera “Werther” at the Boston Public Library’s “Opera Night at the BPL: The Bittersweet Romance of Werther: An Evening with David Angus” Thursday night. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Public Library hosts evening of “Werther”

The Boston Public Library’s Abbey Room filled with song Thursday night as cast members from Boston Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of “Werther” performed short excerpts from the opera for a packed audience. “Werther,” an opera written by French composer Jules Massenet, first premiered in 1892 and is based on German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther.” […]

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A man poses with Bernie Sanders-inspired art at “The Art of a Political Revolution,” a gallery show at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter on exhibition Friday through Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY TYLER GIBNEY

Artists, musicians “Feel the Bern” through politically charged pieces

Artists and musicians from all across the country have come together in support of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to use their work as a means of political communication. Bernie Sanders 2016, in conjunction with the HVW8 Art and Design Gallery in Los Angeles, sponsored “The Art of a Political Revolution” at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter […]

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Representatives from The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health speak to students about how to have better, safer sex. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Safer Sex Decathlon plays games, opens sex discussion

Sex may still be an uncomfortable discussion topic for many, but Boston University Student Health Services’ Safer Sex Decathlon created a fun learning environment in a low-stakes game tournament Thursday evening in the College of Arts and Sciences. As part of its month-long “Frisky February” series, Wellness and Prevention Services partnered with the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health to host […]

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Wendy Newman reads an excerpt from her new book, “121 First Dates," at Trident Booksellers and Café Thursday night. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trident shows some love for “121 First Dates” author

When it comes to first dates, most people have experienced the good, the bad and the straight-up ugly. While today’s dating world can be a treacherous no man’s land that seems impossible to escape, Wendy Newman, a relationship, dating and sex expert, is letting people know that there’s hope for everyone — even if it only takes 121 first dates […]

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The José Mateo Ballet Theatre rehearses for its production of "The Cuba Files,” which runs from Feb. 12 to March 6. PHOTO BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

José Mateo’s “The Cuba Files” fuses ballet and history

In the world of ballet, tutus and pliés usually take center stage, not social and political themes. But José Mateo, the artistic director and founder of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre, is using the stage to fuse art with history and culture, as illustrated in the company’s newest production, “The Cuba Files.” “The Cuba Files” is a concert of three […]

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BU professors offered their theories on the end of the world Thursday night at “AAAHHH! It’s the Apocalypse,” a discussion at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House. PHOTO COURTESY NOSHA/FLICKR

Apocalyptic theories, misconceptions revealed during BU panel

From monstrous floods to fiery flames, discussion of the apocalypse in modern media has been nothing short of dramatic. The idea of an apocalyptic end has amounted to visions of terror over the years. Holiday cheer was plagued by the idea of an impending end in December 2012, which was the year of the assumed apocalypse. Backed by a Hollywood […]

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