Author Archives: SUSANNA JACKSON

About SUSANNA JACKSON

Susanna is the A&E Editor. She is very photogenic.
LULZ 

FOURTEEN REASON TO FAWN OVER FALL

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Quit your bitching. Summer is over. Here’s an arbitrary list of reasons to look forward to cooler weather. Continue reading

Arts 

CHEERS TO EURIPIDES: JAMES BLASZKO REIMAGINES CYCLOPS

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Euripides’ “Cyclops” may have survived antiquity, but James Blaszko’s reimagining of the only complete surviving satyr play is anything if antiquated. Continue reading

Film 

REWATCHING WOODY: CRITICIZE SOMETHING WORTH CRITICIZING

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While breathing life into bad art because of allegations feels like gossip under the guise of criticism, somehow reassessing masterpieces of the American film canon feels less sleazy. Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: LORDE

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You don’t need a sophisticated network of real-time facial recognition technology to tell we’re excited for Boston Calling this weekend. Continue reading

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