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February 28, 2024

Arts & Entertainment

Hopkins professor directs original play

Directed by Writing Seminars professor David Yezzi, the play Schnauzer opens this Friday at Single Carrot Theatre. Yezzi has directed several shows in New York City and has a long history in theater. His latest production is an original, innovative one-act play that runs a little over an hour.

Fargo’s second season builds on strong writing

Season two of FX’s Fargo wrapped up during winter break. The series is an adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ 1990s film of the same name, and the second season is a prequel to the events of the first season. The show is helmed by writer Noah Hawley, who delegated the writing of several episodes this season to other talent, in a departure from the past season.

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Moura stars as Pablo Escobar, a ruthless Colombian drug lord.

Narcos is a welcome addition to Netflix lineup

Remember when Netflix was just a company that sent DVDs to your house in weird envelopes and not a production powerhouse that churned out great television? Neither does anyone else. We are all busy watching their shows on Netflix Instant.

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John Waters is one of the artists whose work will be on display.

BMA features Maryland artists in new exhibit

In a celebration of local art and artists, the Baltimore Museum of Art will be displaying a new exhibit on Maryland artists from Feb. 7 to May 8 of this year. The exhibit, curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington, will be displayed in the museum’s Sadie A. May Gallery. It will feature more than 20 newly acquired Maryland-related pieces of art, many of which are being placed on view for the first time.

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Cate Blanchett stars as the title role in the haunting drama Carol.

Recent cinema brings a new take on the ‘50s

Out of the films that received several Academy Award nominations this year, two of them, director John Crowly’s Brooklyn and Tod Haynes’ Carol, are set in the 1950s, a decade torn between conformity and rebellion. Although these films take place during the same decade as iconic movies like Grease, neither film exactly prescribes to the Rock ‘N’ Roll, candy-colored imagery that one would normally associate with the time period.

 Members of Throat Culture, Will Bernish and Michael George, perform a sketch during their 24-hour show.

Hopkins’ comedy groups plan out new semester

In a rigorous academic environment like Hopkins, comedy groups can help lighten the mood and create an outlet for free expression of creativity and humor. The Buttered Niblets, an improvisational group, and Throat Culture, a sketch comedy group, are the main providers of this comedic relief to an often stressed Hopkins student body.

Firefly Music Festival Announces Lineup for June 2016

The Firefly Music Festival, a four-day event in Dover, Del., has experienced rapid growth since its inauguration in 2012. Firefly released its lineup on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and will take place from June 16 - 19, 2016. Rachel Biderman Managing Editor of The News-Letter spoke to Firefly’s Director of Experience Megan Marshall to talk about the 2016 Festival.