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Nine Boston tourist attractions to check off your list

Nine Boston tourist attractions to check off your list

It’s no secret that there is an abundance of fun things to do in Boston — it’s probably part of why you chose Boston University in the first place. However, before getting to the more underserved activities (Trivia Night at Trident, anyone?), there are some major cultural staples to check off. To help you get started on your path to […]

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BU Hip-Hop: New EP in the works

It has been a long time coming for Boston University Hip-Hop. Back in 2012, the group was first meeting in classrooms to discuss hip-hop. Now, two years later, the group has grown into a force on campus with more events and a second mixtape on the way. Chances are that if you’ve been walking past the George Sherman Union week-by-week, you […]

New music showcase room in works at Studio 52

New music showcase room in works at Studio 52

Nick Grieco has always been a musician. Growing up in a musical family in Farmington, Conn., he had a cello in his hands at age 4 and a passion for punk rock by his teenage years. Music has always been the plan, but how it manifested itself changed with time and hiccups. “It’s almost something I take for granted,” Grieco […]

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,” […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Seth Meyers on the comedic life

From doing improv comedy in college to working as co-head writer of Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers has become a comedy icon. In addition to the wide recognition he has earned through his SNL career, many students know him for his hilarious stand-up performances at colleges across the country. Boston University students got a special treat Friday when the New England native and […]

REVIEW: “Dream House” comes to Gallery 5

College of Fine Arts senior Molly Rosner brings pop art back to life in a major way in her “Dream House” art exhibition, on display through Friday, Feb. 15 at the CFA’s Gallery 5. Using vibrant colors, thick brushstrokes and a touch of pizzazz to depict vintage images of men and women, her paintings pay homage to many artists before […]

Orchard art gallery in Allston, features its ‘Crush’ art exhibit

Orchard art gallery in Allston, features its ‘Crush’ art exhibit

“Both artists and skateboarders sort of live on this thing, where they’re obsessed with something that’s not traditionally a job or is definitely gunna give them money or is gunna support them in any way, but from a young age I think a lot of kids start skateboarding, and then they just become obsessed with it, and that’s how art […]

Boston Ballet revamps ‘The Nutcracker’

Boston Ballet’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker, a 42-year holiday tradition, received its first makeover in 17 years. Artistic director Mikko Nissinen called in designer Robert Perdziola to create entirely new sets and costumes — almost 350 — for the production. And although those are the most sweeping changes, the ballet, which premiered Friday at the Boston Opera House, also has […]

Art, Love and Politics in the ’80s: An exhibition at the ICA

Art, Love and Politics in the ’80s: An exhibition at the ICA

When Helen Molesworth, chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, examined the contemporary art world, she found that the 1980s remained vastly overlooked. “Why is our memory of the ‘80s kind of a cringe of embarrassment?” Molesworth said. Pop culture depicts the ‘80s as a collection of fleeting fads, bad pop, hair perms, the Rubik’s Cube, hair metal and […]