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New movie is far from a disaster
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New movie is far from a disaster

On Dec. 1, James Franco and Seth Rogen released a new film about the making of “The Room,” called “The Disaster Artist.”

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NU Stage’s “Heathers: The Musical” mixes murder and angst
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NU Stage’s “Heathers: The Musical” mixes murder and angst

The show’s opening night Friday filled Blackman Auditorium with a roaring 500-person turnout, and Saturday night’s showing was just as successful.

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“Stranger Things 2”: Spoilers
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“Stranger Things 2”: Spoilers

In its sophomore season, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” uses its visual charm and well-rounded cast to build a nostalgic yet fresh story with unexpected twists.

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Aoun’s “Robot Proof” lays out a plan for educators

Aoun’s “Robot Proof” lays out a plan for educators

Joseph E. Aoun: A man who has said his fourth language is rap and also has been honored by the French government for his contributions to academia. So what does a book penned by Northeastern’s president look like? How many times does he say “experiential learning?” As it turns out, it’s a surprisingly good read with only 28 mentions over 149 pages.

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Dua Lipa makes her first stop in Boston on her Self-Titled Tour
The anticipation was high in the House of Blues Monday night as the crowd waited for Dua Lipa to take the stage for the sold-out show.

Dua Lipa makes her first stop in Boston on her Self-Titled Tour

  By Lauren Scornavacca and Hailey Konisky   The anticipation was high in the House of Blues Monday night as the crowd waited for Dua Lipa to take the stage for the sold-out show. Under the dim stage lights audience members could make out the silhouettes of band members as […]

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John Mayer and Jimmy Fallon
John Mayer (left) and Jimmy Fallon (right) perform together to close out the show. Photo by Lauren Scornavacca

Comedians perform at TD Garden for the 23rd Annual ‘Comics Come Home’ benefit

By Sophie Cannon, managing editor From the strange spellings of their cities to their reckless driving and inability to be offended by an insult, it is undeniably true that Bostonians have a lot to laugh about when it comes to their city. In a night of pure comedic relief, a […]

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The old Taylor is not dead, she’s just fed up
Taylor Swift's "Reputation" was released Nov. 10. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

The old Taylor is not dead, she’s just fed up

When Taylor Swift dropped her fifth studio album “1989” back in October 2014, the question on everybody’s mind, no doubt, was “how can she possibly top this?” Well, the answer to that question will have to wait at least a couple more years.

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Grace VanderWaal’s “Just the Beginning” is honest and unique
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Grace VanderWaal’s “Just the Beginning” is honest and unique

In VanderWaal’s debut album “Just the Beginning,” released Nov. 3, she transcends this one-dimensional comparison and demonstrates the depth of her vocal ability. There is meaning behind every word of the album, and the purity of each message keeps it from being just another pop album.

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Irlan Silva and Paulo Arrais in Wayne McGregor's Obsidian Tear; photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet.

“Obsidian Tear” delivers a chilling performance

Why was the cast all male in Wayne McGregor’s recent ballet “Obsidian Tear”? Who were the eight men in black? Why were their clothes so vastly “feminine”? And, what is the correct pronunciation of “tear”?

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Former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan played his first Boston gig on Friday since the band declared its hiatus two years ago.
Former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan played his first Boston gig on Friday since the band declared its hiatus two years ago.

Niall Horan’s first solo show in Boston sells out the Orpheum

By Paula Hornstein, news staff Former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan played his first Boston gig on Friday since the band declared its hiatus two years ago. This was only the 13th show of his Flicker tour, but it was clear that Horan is just as comfortable solo on the […]

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