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Heath Ledger lives on in his final film

“Strange,” uttered one woman in the sparsely populated theater, rising from her seat during the ending credits of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam. Though it would be hard for anyone to argue with the word choice of her brilliantly concise review, I did not […]

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The Colors of the Fall:

Longwood Gardens displays autumnal season

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Relient K’s Forget and Not Slow Down offers hope

    Relient K’s newest album, Forget and Not Slow Down, is a compilation of Matthew Thiessen’s deepest thoughts over the course of three months spent alone in Tennessee after a tragic breakup with his fiancée.    The reasons for the severed relationship have not been explained to the public […]

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Nights at the JJ: Jammin’ Java

    It’s Saturday night, and there’s nothing to do. You’ve finished your homework, you’ve already watched season one of Grey’s Anatomy–twice–and you don’t want to drive out to Wayne or Philadelphia. What can you do? Go to the Jammin’ Java.   Starting this semester and continuing next semester, there […]

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Contemporary Music Center shows off latest talent at concert

    On Nov. 23, the Contemporary Music Center is putting on a concert at Eastern. CMC is a study program that is offered at Martha’s Vineyard.   Senior Steven Diaz, who took part in the program last semester, explained the program as the equivalent to a conservatory, except that […]

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(Don’t) Let the wild rumpus start

Where the Wild Things Are too dark

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Beatles return to the stage

The sounds of the 1960s filled McInnis auditorium when The Return took the stage in front of a mostly older, but excited, crowd. The band looked like The Beatles, with shaggy hair and trim suits. Some of the crowd members even came dressed as The Beatles on the cover of […]

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New fall play, My Soldiers, deals with hard issues

Eastern’s theater department has the privilege of being the first company to hold a production of My Soldiers. A reading of the play, directed and produced by Mark Hallen, was held in Oshkosh, Wis. in March, but this will be the first full production. “It will be a rather surprising […]

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Zombies splatter the screen in Zombieland

In 2004, the British film, “Shaun of the Dead,” introduced a new film genre: the “zomedy.” Following that tradition, this year’s “Zombieland,” directed by Ruben Fleischer, is a zombie flick with sick laughs. While there are comedic elements, “Zombieland” is still considered a horror film. The overarching theme is somewhat […]

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Local art show gives dignity to the overlooked

In a large room where sunlight spills in from large windows, there stands a small shack.   Built of scrap metal, salvaged wood and paint rags, the structure is a replica of a shanty house. One can find this structure on the outskirts of many cities in developing nations. The […]