Author Archives: SUSANNA JACKSON

About SUSANNA JACKSON

Susanna is the A&E Editor. She is very photogenic.
Food and Drinks 

ALL THE PERKS: COFFEE AROUND TOWN

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We’re aware your school cafeteria’s coffee tastes like bath water, and while it’s free, occasionally you’ll seek out a more satisfying alternative. May we recommend these fine local establishments. Continue reading

Film 

MICHAEL CAINE RETURNS IN ‘THE TRIP TO ITALY’ … SORT OF

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The power of The Trip to Italy is in the puns and punchlines, but the lasting appeal will be the darkness that permeates the comedic shell. Continue reading

Arts Film 

TALES OF ALLSTON CHRISTMAS IN NEW LOCAL WEB SERIES

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“The thing about moving that makes it fertile ground is that you really only end up moving around life events, so moving is always either this coming together or coming apart or the beginning or the end of a chapter in your life.” Continue reading

Arts 

JOYFUL AESTHETIC AND LIGHTHEARTED COMEDY IN ‘FINDING NEVERLAND’

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It was perhaps unnecessary to illuminate each theme in song and dialogue with a 100-watt light bulb, and a then a spotlight or two, but it’d be overly cynical not to appreciate the joy that radiates from American Repertory Theater’s latest. Continue reading

Arts 

SPLENDID: SHINIQUE SMITH RETURNS TO BOSTON FOR MFA EXHIBITION + DEWEY SQUARE MURAL

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Smith’s work screams America in the 80s. You’ll understand when you stand in front of “Splendid” — a mixed media piece that looks as though Jackson Pollock took a shot of dopamine to the carotid, followed by a lesson from a street artist. Continue reading

Music 

IN THE HOUSE: NYC “NIGHTLIFE PRINCESS” JULIANA HUXTABLE JOINS VENUS X AT THE ICA

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You can expect Huxtable’s set to mirror her politics: international beats free from misogynistic lyrics, in the hope to “move someone into the future a little bit.” And politics aside, it’s going to be one hell of a party. Continue reading

Film News 

REST IN PEACE: RAISE YOUR GLASS AND REMEMBER ROBIN WILLIAMS

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Robin Williams’ hairy elbows haunt me to this day. Continue reading

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Film 

YOUTHFUL NAIVETY ON DISPLAY IN ERIC ROHMER’S ‘A SUMMER’S TALE’

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While everyone would like to believe the emotions, romances, and interactions are the first of their kind, they are universally known and felt. Gaspard is just another chump with a guitar; he just doesn’t realize it yet. Continue reading