Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Glass Menagerie’s Sophistication Displays Merit of BHS Drama

Photograph by Simone Lewis The Glass Menagerie, when first written, was going to be called The Gentleman Caller. The plot is centered around the family of Amanda, a mother born into wealth but now struggling...

“The Florida Project” Depicts Child Poverty

Illustration by Mia Turner Sometimes the happiest places on earth are surrounded by the darkest. This is the area Sean Baker explores in his newest film, The Florida Project. In his previous works he has...

Holiday Music Triggers Listener Anxiety

Illustration by Tanya Bearson While the sounds of the holiday season might make you feel at home, it seems that the repetition of the same classic Christmas songs are endless. In the beginning, holiday music...

SoundCloud Rapper Lil Peep Passes Away

Illustration by Leo Gordon I first heard Lil Peep on his song “White Wine.” The production on “White Whine” is hazy and dark, overlaying a rock sample over a trap drumbeat. He mixes in silly...

“Disaster Artist” Aptly Portrays the Twisted Persona of The Room’s Infamous Director

Illustration by Elena Griedel Most people wouldn’t think that a film about the making of “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” would be so good, but it is. The Disaster Artist is the new James...

Smith’s Album Lacks Maturity

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Scatterbrained. That is the word that best describes Jaden Smith’s new album, SYRE. Dropped November 17, 2017, SYRE marks the young artist’s first full album. Notably, the album features high profile...

OMCA Exhibit Calms Visitors

Photograph by Sammy Heller The Nature’s Gift exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) in one word? Mood. The installation was created in the right way, with the entirety of the space brought into...

Watch On the Rhine Loses its Message in Tedious Ambiguity

Photograph by Calliope Arkilic Berkeley Rep’s Watch on the Rhine is an ambitious production: written in 1939 by stalwart anti-fascist Lillian Hellman, the play explores family, sacrifice, the privilege of ignorance, and what it means...

Coco Dazzles with Wholesome Depiction of Dia De Los Muertos

Illustration by Siena Laws You know a movie is good when the trailer doesn’t do it justice. As soon as I came home from watching Pixar’s Coco, I watched every single teaser and clip available,...

Jazz & Orchestra Performance Displays Caliber

Photograph by Sophia Rodriguez-Bell The audience is abuzz with anticipation whenever the Berkeley High Jazz Band is in concert. Their shows are always met with high expectations, which the band consistently exceeds. Their November...