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Golden Globes becomes the site of political activism

Golden Globes becomes the site of political activism

Sophia Brousset, Copy Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The 75th annual Golden Globes became the site of activism as the bulk of celebrity guests donned black dresses and suits with an aim to open the red carpet to discuss sexual misconduct. This decision was a part of the #TimesUp campaign, a movement founded in response to the “Weinstein effect,” a n...

Music you missed in 2017

Music you missed in 2017

Sam Levin, Blogger

January 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, For the Record, Showcase

2017 was a big year for musicians and artists that you probably haven’t heard of. While the music on the radio certainly evolved throughout the hectic and unforgiving year, there were some new releases behind the giant mainstream curtain that I think will make you actually feel things, and if you’re re...

Salty Dogs takes to the stars; produces “world’s first sea shanty musical”

Salty Dogs takes to the stars; produces “world’s first sea shanty musical”

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Close-up on CAM, Showcase

In a sea of a cappella groups and musical theatre troupes, Salty Dogs stands out as one of the most unique student performance groups at Masters. The club was founded only two years ago and has since earned a very positive reputation on the Masters campus. Since the club’s founding, the members of Salty ...

Doc Films and Desi Club explore minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Doc Films and Desi Club explore minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Michelle Wei, Blogger

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

In a recent collaboration between the Doc Films club and DESI club at Masters, the documentary The Problem with Apu was shown this past Friday, December 8. The Problem with Apu was released on November 17, 2017, featuring and written by comedian Hari Kondabolu. The film focuses on addressing problems surrounding ...

Students create play within a play

Students create play within a play

Sarah Faber, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After their school day and after their co-curriculars, a cast of 11 students gathers in the black box experimental theater to produce Red White and Blaine, this year's Phoenix Presents.  The play within a play was adapted by senior Dylan Douglas from a 1996 mockumentary entitled Waiting for Guffman. It tells the st...

Lady Bird provides an artistic, cinematic view of family life

Lady Bird provides an artistic, cinematic view of family life

Jacob Strier, Distribution Manager

November 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The antiquated, dimly-lit Bow Tie cinema in White Plains, NY, provided the fitting atmosphere to screen the 2017 film, Lady Bird. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the film is a slightly darker version of the classic coming-of-age storyline. Simultaneously comedic and dramatic, the movie documen...

2017 Drama Showcase

2017 Drama Showcase

May 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Masters Drama Showcase took place Friday, May 12, in the Experimental Theater. The showcase gave students taking drama classes a chance to shine on stage. Photos: Gene Perry/TOWER

Great Gig In The Sky 4/21/17

Great Gig In The Sky 4/21/17

Vincent Alban, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

On Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, the Masters music ensembles combined to produce the entirety of the Green Day album: American Idiot, for the 2017 Great Gig In The Sky performance. ...

Asylum exposes pain of refugee crisis in a beautiful tribute

Asylum exposes pain of refugee crisis in a beautiful tribute

Jacob Strier, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Asylum was unconventional, informative, all-enveloping and breathtaking. Written by a collaboration of Masters students based on the dire stories of refugees, particularly Syrian: Asylum educated and entertained its first viewers last Thursday afternoon at their final dress rehearsal. The hour-long play, which included ...

Manchester by the Sea twists Hollywood movie expectations

Manchester by the Sea twists Hollywood movie expectations

Jacob Strier, Contributing Writer

January 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Rolling Stone called Manchester by the Sea, a 2016 film, a “transcendent masterpiece,” and it truly is in every sense of the term. Heart-breaking and inspiring, Manchester by the Sea provides a narrative often forgotten by Hollywood films—real life. Lacking the predictable plot line or easily redeemable l...

Bon Iver tops the charts

Bon Iver tops the charts

Sam Levin, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After five years of hard work and cryptic teasing, Bon Iver’s “22, A Million” was finally released on September 30th. Before the release, the band performed songs from the album live on television, and released singles to promote the 10-song experience. While every song is unique and interesting,...

Musical Tuesday!

Musical Tuesday!

October 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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