Arts & Entertainment

Students enjoy evening at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

November 2, 2017

On Friday night, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) held a special college night event following their regular weekly concert, offering Baltimore students free food, giveaways and the chance to mingle with members of the orchestra.


Suburbicon is a tepid take on a controversial topic

November 2, 2017

I did it for the fans. In a week when the biggest film being released was Jigsaw (because we need another Saw film) and when the film that I was looking forward to watching got critically panned (Suburbicon), I thought I’d have to watch Geostorm.

Field of Screams lives up to its fearful reputation

November 2, 2017

As you may know, Field of Screams is an annual haunted house extravaganza located in Lancaster, Pa. It has been rated the “Best Extreme Haunted Attraction” by USA Today, and its website boasts many testimonials that make it perfectly clear that Field of Screams is a terrifying place.

Haunted attractions like Field of Screams are popular around Halloween.

A rendition of The Color Purple came to The Hippodrome this October.

The Color Purple retains its timelessness in 2017

October 26, 2017

I have pretty terrible luck. So when I was informed by the Office of Multicultural Affairs that I had won $15 tickets to see The Color Purple at the Hippodrome Theater — with a Q&A session with the cast afterwards — needless to say, I was pretty stoked at my good fortune.

German artist Karl Lagerfeld is creative director of the fashion house Chanel.

Plastic fashion reflects modern fears

October 26, 2017

We live in a plastic world. Many of us are surrounded by plastic wherever we go. We wake up and use plastic toothbrushes, buy food in plastic containers and shower with soap contained in plastic bottles.

The Florida Project is Americana at its best

October 26, 2017

It’s easy to think that there aren’t any films being produced that capture the mundane aspects of everyday American life. However that’s not entirely true; we do get these films, but they are often independent.

Iconic actor Willem Dafoe plays Bobby in Sean Baker’s newest film, The Florida Project.

How I learned to love EDM as a way to escape

October 26, 2017

People generally have very specific and arbitrary tastes; I am one such person. I think that J. Cole makes simple, boring music, but you can find me on any given day listening to Famous Dex and Lil Xan. I say that I hate melted cheese, yet adore pizza. I enjoy funk and poppy dance music, but don’t give EDM a chance.

Norwegian DJ Kygo performed at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony.

Musician and actor Jack Black starred in the film version of School of Rock.

Film Society stages lively School of Rock reading

October 26, 2017

School of Rock is not a movie about sitting down. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a comedy about a man who teaches a group of elementary school students how to play rock and roll music while pretending to be their substitute teacher.

Professor Wayne Biddle’s pop culture picks

October 19, 2017

Professor Biddle is a Baltimore native who teaches in the Writing Seminars Department. A former reporter for The New York Times, his speciality is non-fiction writing. He teaches a variety of courses including this fall’s “Non-fiction in the Post-Factual Era.”

Biddle teaches non-fiction in the Writing Seminars Department.