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‘Serial’ podcast mystifies and hooks listeners

This past October, a new podcast “Serial” was released and immediately became a hit. “Serial” is a spin-off of WBEZ’s “This American Life,” which has been on air since 1995. ...

Poet creates ‘a future more vivid’

On Dec. 1, Israeli poet, translator and musician Betsy Rosenberg came to campus to perform a poetry reading in the Mandel Reading Room. She has lived in Jerusalem since 1967 ...

Duke Ellington honored in Jazz Ensemble concert

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was a jazz legend. So it’s only natural that Brandeis Jazz Ensemble’s latest concert “Music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Edvard Grieg,” was all about Ellington. Duke ...

COMIC: Cold Shoulder


Rather Be Giraffes hosts yet another successful semester show

Can you picture a night where singing, some Shakespearean comedy, and giraffes were all present? It sounds like it would be interesting, to say the least—and it actually transpired on ...

COMIC: Cobwebs for Snacks


‘The Imitation Game’ highlights unsung hero

Ah, another movie featuring a likely awards nominee, so soon after “The Theory of Everything.” And it just so happens to be another biopic! Why, it’s almost as if there’s ...

SASA showcases annual Mela show with ‘Junoon: The Power of Passion’

The South Asian Student Association’s (SASA) annual Mela show, this year named “Junoon: The Power of Passion,” occurred on Nov. 22 in Levin Ballroom. The emcees announced that there were ...

Christian Gentry and Susan Dibble lead discussion on ‘Duckfoot’ at Rose Art Museum

On Dec. 3, composer and lecturer Christian Gentry led a discussion in the Rose Art Museum with Professor Susan Dibble (THA) on Elizabeth Murray’s piece “Duckfoot.” Gentry describes the piece ...

Israeli documentary views conflict through refreshing lens

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Brandeis students had the opportunity to view and discuss the film “On the Side of the Road” with Israeli director Lia Tarachansky. Produced by Naretiv Productions, ...

Artist Betbeze explores innovative media

Visiting artist Anna Betbeze came to talk at Brandeis on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Goldman Smith. Born in 1980 in Columbus, Georgia, she received her BFA from the University of Georgia ...

Brandeis Wind Ensemble impresses at semester concert

Last Sunday, Nov. 16, the Brandeis Wind Ensemble, lead by Tom Souza, held its biannual end of the semester concert, titled “Celebrations.” Consisting of a wide variety of wind instruments ...

‘Good Doctor,’ decent production

As the audience enters the SCC Theater to watch Hillel Theater Group’s production of “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov, they are greeted by the sight of ...

Playwriting club debuts

At the core of theatre (and life) is storytelling.” So says Ayelet Schrek ’17, one of the founders of the new club BARD—Brandeis Association of Rising Dramatists. Schrek came up ...

‘Art’: one of the most compelling and artistic shows of semester

“My friend Serge has bought a painting. Serge is one of my oldest friends.” So begins “Art,” written by Yasmina Reza, a play that follows the tension between three friends—Serge, ...