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EDITORIAL: Calling all moderate presidential candidates

EDITORIAL: Calling all moderate presidential candidates

It seems as though every day a different presidential candidate makes some obscene comment about an issue that’s both topical and sensitive. Wednesday was no exception. Jezebel reported Wednesday that United States presidential candidate Bobby Jindal penned a blog post this week in response to the Roseburg, Oregon, shooting last Thursday, in which he, to quote the Jezebel headline, “Blames Oregon […]

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IFFBoston takes indies back with in-depth character sketches

IFFBoston takes indies back with in-depth character sketches

It doesn’t quite seem right to call Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) an “up-and-comer” or an “underdog” in the realm of independent film festivals. Sure, it has to contend with the likes of Sundance and Tribeca in terms of international attention. But since its first run in 2003, the festival has come to attract north of 23,000 attendees each year, […]

Caravan Palace sends Paradise electroswinging

The mood at the Paradise Rock Club, or any other venue like it for that matter, isn’t usually very electrifying. Very few people will dance and what little dancing that does occur will likely be of the vertical variety, only occasionally accompanied by nodding heads and pumping fists. Such was not the case when Caravan Palace visited the Paradise at […]

Absence of confidence kills cat: Jagwar Ma at Sinclair

When Jagwar Ma performed at The Sinclair in Cambridge on Tuesday evening , it should have been a party. Their debut Howlin’ , one the most well-rounded releases of 2013, radiated every good thing about indie dance-pop. For such beautiful song-makers, especially ones who create such upbeat electropop, you would expect Jagwar Ma to put on a vibrant show that […]

So you think you can dance?: BU Hip-Hop hosts break dancing event on campus

So you think you can dance?: BU Hip-Hop hosts break dancing event on campus

More than 20 individuals of varying size, age and gender breathed life into the squeaky-floored dance studio at the Student Activities Office on Saturday evening, inhaling and exhaling to the rhythm of hip-hop and stomping feet. Despite a rather modest attendance, Boston University Hip-Hop’s inaugural “Pillar Event,” the first in a series of four this semester, helped hip-hop fans jump into […]

The Day of the Locust: Adam Aries immortalized in photography showcase

Though Adam Aries, also known by friends as “Zidney Fiendish,” died suddenly in his sleep three years ago, his memory was kept alive at the Middle East Restaurant in Cambridge. Photographs of Aries hung throughout the venue on Feb. 8, the last night of the exhibit, depicting the last decade of his life in a photography showcase called “The Locust,” […]

INTERVIEW: Comedian Braunohler doesn’t care what you think

Kurt Braunohler is best described through his actions, some of which involve animal racing and street riots. In 2003, Braunohler and friend Matt Murphy staged a “Quarter Mile Marathon” in lower Manhattan, pitting “Chengwin,” a nine-foot tall cross between a chicken and a penguin, against his evil half brother “Chunk” (half-chicken, half-skunk). Chunk, played by Braunohler, proceeded to fight Chengwin […]

BU Hip-Hop releases mixtape ‘The Ill Rhettoric’ with boisterous clarity, throws listening party

Room 906 of the Photonics Center filled up surprisingly quickly this past Friday. Boston University Hip-Hop is popular, but the large turnout for something as simple as a listening party is unusual. Despite the gathering crowd, the buzz in the room was awkward, nervous. “People, especially newcomers, are really unsure about it,” said BUHH President Blair Lineham. “At our weekly cyphers, […]

MUSE Clues: What to look for in 2014

MUSE Clues: What to look for in 2014

Biblical blockbusters and cosmic casts By Max Cohen Looking back, 2013 was a good year for movies. But if 2013 was a cocooned caterpillar of a year for film, then 2014 is the majestic butterfly finally emerged from its year-long slumber. Though the potential crop of great movies is staggering, the following are the ones that I believe will be […]

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 […]