Arts and Culture

Julian Towers Article

power to the people

fifty years of the beatles’ white album

Let’s talk about that cover. Or, to focus the issue, let’s see how long we can talk about it. White background, black text, “The Beatles,”—that’s all we’re given to work with. Context is everything. So, placed in proper aesthetic sequence, following the detailed, pop-art explosions of the Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

pride&prejudice

love and marriage

pride and prejudice at the trinity repertory theater.

Playwright/performer Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which premiered at Primary Stages Off-Broadway in 2017, has now made its way to the Trinity Rep, where it runs through November 4th. In last year’s production, Hamill herself played Lizzy Bennett, and it’s possible the author’s presence made for a jolt of energy that lent…

sunandmoon

tofu time

reviewing sun & moon korean restaurant

I grew up blocks away from Koreatown in New York, so for me, soon tofu, a soft tofu stew with kimchi and usually pork, is as comforting as my mom’s chicken soup. She’d usually make chicken soup when my brother and I were sick, but in a pinch, this was her go-to. Out of all…

First_Man_Article

when we were lunar

now playing: first man

The brief appearance of Ryan Gosling’s penetrating blue eyes and husky voice sparked a flurry of gasps and exclamations throughout the Avon Cinema. In light of the moon landing’s upcoming 50th anniversary, one would question whether most of the audience truly cared about the milestone or saw the movie as another opportunity to be enraptured…

The Good Place

heaven is a place on earth

watching the good place on nbc

When is The Good Place going to run out of room? Thus far (up to and including the current third season, which began September 27), Michael Schur’s afterlife-set opus has been a constantly funny Parks and Rec-like sitcom, sure. But it has also been, in season one, an existentialist, philosophical text about the nature of…