Weekender: ‘Madly, Deeply’ is an engaging, intimate look into the life of the late Alan Rickman

Known to most as Severus Snape, Alan Rickman was a highly revered British actor, both on screen and on stage. Throughout his career, Rickman starred in many critically acclaimed films including “Die Hard” (1988) and “Sense and Sensibility” (1995). His decades-long career resulted in a British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors […]

On separating the art from the problematic ‘Glee’ artist 

The “Funny Girl” casting debacle is likely the biggest headline-grabbing scandal to hit Broadway in the past 10 years. For those living under a rock (or without Twitter), here’s your brief crash course. Back in 2014, at the peak of the public fascination with “Glee” (2009–15), show creator Ryan Murphy purchased the rights to a […]

The Book Nook: ‘Always the Almost’ is a beautiful story of queer, trans joy

Edward Underhill’s debut novel, “Always the Almost,” is a heartfelt and emotional young adult contemporary romance releasing next year from Macmillan. Midwestern pianist and high schooler Miles Jacobson has just come out as trans — the result of which is a strain on his relationship with his parents and his boyfriend, Shane, ending things with […]

‘Life Magazine and the Power of Photography’ illustrates history

For much of the 20th century, Life Magazine conquered mass media as the primary visual source for current events. From 1936 to 1972, the magazine presented the public with carefully crafted images that captured real-world social and political narratives. Henry Luce, the publication’s founder, was able to expose readers to a wide variety of images […]

The Art of Good Soup: A STEWpid debate

Listen up, nerds. This is serious business … we need ANSWERS.  Have you ever found yourself, finger up your nose, one foot in a cranberry bog, the other in your friend’s mouth, wondering WHAT on Earth is the difference between a soup and a stew? Where do we draw the line, goddammit?! This has been […]

Enter a fairytale in ‘The School for Good and Evil’

One of the newest movies on Netflix, “The School for Good and Evil,” is based on Soman Chainani’s 2013 novel of the same name. Have you ever wondered where fairy tales like Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk come from? Two best friends, Sophie and Agatha of Gavaldon, have long used them to escape their […]

Winkler’s Weekly Symphony Guide: The BSO’s fall finale

On Nov. 3 the Boston Symphony Orchestra showcased their third and final program that they will be performing on their week-long tour of Japan. The program consisted of Caroline Shaw’s “Punctum” for string orchestra, Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40” and Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony.” In addition to these pieces, the BSO is taking the past […]

Looking Through the Met: Anna Wintour

Today we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming of judging specific Met Galas, and instead choose to rate one specific person’s outfits in honor of her recent birthday on Nov. 3. Dame Anna Wintour, I wish you the happiest of birthdays; please enjoy a ranking of some of your best Met Gala looks […]

Is Amber Riley the Harp in ‘The Masked Singer’? Signs point to yes

The premise of “The Masked Singer” (2019–) is fairly simple: A panel of judges attempts to guess the identity of a celebrity contestant who performs in an absurd, extravagant costume, eliminating a contestant each week until there is a winner. Some contestants are talented music artists, such as Natasha Bedingfield, the singer of “Unwritten” (2004) […]

The Book Nook: ‘How to Excavate a Heart’ is a Jewish, lesbian rom-com full of humor and warmth

Jake Maia Arlow’s debut young adult novel, “How to Excavate a Heart,” is a warm and tender lesbian rom-com released Nov. 1 from HarperCollins. A Jewish lesbian, Shani, plans to spend her winter break after her first semester of college studying fish fossils at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, not thinking about her […]

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