Arts & Entertainment

The force is strong in After Hours’ spring show

Ten minutes past eight, the After Hours a capella group was on stage, clad in galaxy leggings and look-alike outfits to iconic Star Wars characters as they sang the series’ famed theme song.

Eastman takes on Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”

The Eastman School of Music recently put on its spring opera—”Le Nozze di Figaro” (in English, “The Marriage of Figaro”), one of Mozart’s most famous operas.

Batman and Superman fight, and the audience loses

Contrary to popular belief, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is not a bad movie. In fact, it, at times, excels and revels in some truly awe-inspiring scenes that bring mythological depth to the titular characters of the film—a feat that not even some critically-acclaimed Marvel movies can claim.

The dawn of a channel

Now it is 2016, and I've listened to Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale” and a little bit of “Blackout” almost every day for the past month. What once repelled me like some sort of insect on a stick is now a divine thing.

Fuller House: just the same, but brand new

The new Netflix comedy “Fuller House,” a reboot of the original series that aired from 1987-95, has been described as a “porn parody without the porn.”

A subjective ranking of the One Act Play festival

The unfolding plays in the International Theatre Program’s 18th Annual One Act Play Festival caught my attention with the mystery of what was yet to come, and then held that attention with twists and turns packed into the short time allotted to them.

New ‘Cloverfield’ redefines the sequel

Michelle and her self-styled savior, Howard Stambler, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman, respectively, engage in a game of deception and secrecy with deadly consequences.

VIMTV: friends, or something more?

VIMTV, or “Velocities in Music,” is a hidden gem of a YouTube channel. The channel features two friends, Jake and Tom, who sit at a table in front of a camera and talk about albums. They haven’t been as active the past few years as they were when I discovered them in 2010. They used to mainly cover popular indie releases from this era—think Black Keys “Brothers,” “ James Blake’s self-titled album. They would review Top 40 pop albums, too, like Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale” and Justin Bieber’s second album.

An emotional album: ‘The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg’

“The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg,” the first proper album from South African pop group Beatenberg, is an album that furthers this idea. Released in 2014, the album is a compilation of stories—of youth, of bittersweet happiness, of nostalgia—and is one of the most innovative pop albums released in recent memory.

Gender and race in entertainment: Matt McGorry’s take

Matt McGorry sits down with the CT to talk about #OscarsSoWhite, feminism and “Orange is the New Black".