John Krasinski plays Jack Silva in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: Michael Bay strives for authenticity in “13 Hours”

The truth surrounding a controversial entity sits trapped behind iron walls of unbreachable public conceptions. Benghazi and Michael Bay are more similar than you’d think. The first is political shorthand for the throat-deep quagmire left in the Middle East by, depending on who you voted for that year, either a bloodthirsty administration that couldn’t leave well enough alone or a […]

By Joe Incollingo· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” based off Boston University College of Communication professor Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, is slated to premiere Jan. 15, 2016. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

“13 Hours” to bring six men’s heroism in Benghazi to big screen

For 13 harrowing hours from the night of Sept. 11, 2012 to the morning of Sept. 12, six security operators within the CIA’s Global Response Staff defended the United States’ Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station against violent terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The operators — Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

Welcome to FreeP versus Food: Boston Cream Pie edition. This week, we scouted out the namesake of Boston Cream Pie and got a slice of what our city has to offer. Podcast: Boston Cream Pie CrawljQuery(document).ready(function($) { if(typeof(mg_ajax_init) == "function" ) {mg_ajax_init(26039);}}); Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Newbury Street Trident Booksellers and Cafe is known to many students for the cozy [...]
By Michaela Johnston· · 2 comments · Features, Food & Drink, Muse
Rick Ross released his new album “Black Market” on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

REVIEW: Rick Ross brings back groovy rap with “Black Market”

Even at 39 years old, Rick Ross has still got it. “Black Market,” Ross’s new album, shows that he still has something to bring to the rap table after all of these years. The album shows a new side of Ross — one that has appeared in his work and his appearance, due to Ross’s recent massive weight loss and all […]

By Mariel Cariker· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Coldplay released their new album “A Head Full of Dreams” on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

REVIEW: Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” takes listeners on uplifting journey

Coldplay released its album “Ghost Stories,” a series of mournful songs reflecting frontman Chris Martin’s personal struggles, in 2014. Critics were disappointed with the somber record, many saying that it wasn’t what was expected of a band of such international acclaim. A year later, the group has done just the opposite with “A Head Full of Dreams.” “It’s about love […]

By Emma Parkinson· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Kid Cudi released his new album “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

REVIEW: Kid Cudi’s “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” a disastrous effort

To say that the release of Kid Cudi’s newest album “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” was heavily anticipated would be a generous overstatement. With the expected release of the third installment of Cudi’s “Man on the Moon” album series set sometime next year, the three albums that Cudi has released since “Man on the Moon, Vol. II” have fallen flat. Despite […]

By Sophie Lindemann· · 13 comments · Features, Muse
December 5, 2015 – Boston, MA – FreeP Bagel Crawl with Sonia Rao, Sam Gross and Joe Incollingo. Went to Bagelsaurus, Finagle a Bagel, Pavement and Rhett's.

FreeP vs. Food: Bagel Edition

Welcome to FreeP versus Food: Bagel Edition. This weekend, we scouted out Boston’s lack of a bagel scene so you don't have to. Listen to the podcast below, read our descriptions and listen to our "Bagel Bites" for some audible schmear.  Podcast: Boston Bagel CrawljQuery(document).ready(function($) { if(typeof(mg_ajax_init) == "function" ) {mg_ajax_init(25934);}}); Bagelsaurus, Porter Square Honey rosemary cream cheese on pretzel [...]
By Mike DeSocio· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Boston University students watched student films Thursday during the Commonwealth Film Festival hosted by Student Activities and Delta Kappa Alpha at the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

DKA’s Commonwealth Film Festival supports campus-wide filmmaking

The first annual Commonwealth Film Festival took place in the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium Thursday, marking the beginning of a new tradition within Boston University’s film community. The festival was organized by BU’s chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha, the national professional co-ed film fraternity, in collaboration with the Student Activities Office. The festival was created in order to grant all […]

By Shivani Singh· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
New Madrid will play at Great Scott on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY CHELSEA KORNSE/NORMAL TOWN RECORDS

INTERVIEW: New Madrid singer Phil McGill on culture, creativity

Growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, New Madrid singer Phil McGill played in bands but wasn’t inspired musically by his environment. That’s why McGill and the three other Tennessee-born members of the psychedelic rock band — Graham Powers, Ben Hackett and Alex Woolley — now call the music hub of Athens, Georgia, their home. “Chattanooga is a city that’s bigger than […]

By Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Will Poulter portrays legendary mountain man Jim Bridger in “Revenant.” PHOTO COURTESY KIMBERLELY FRENCH/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION

INTERVIEW: Actor Will Poulter ventures into wilderness in “The Revenant”

Will Poulter, known for his work in “We’re the Millers” and “The Maze Runner,” is currently starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s film “The Revenant,” coming to theaters Christmas Day. “The Revenant” is inspired by the true story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), an 1820s fur trapper who went on an expedition through the uncharted American […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse