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From Governors Ball 2018: Sunday Sound Bites

Performing with strength and fever, the richness of Khalid’s voice entranced his crowd and created a soothing yet energized tone as his set progressed, and Khalid left his crowd content.


Eminem’s Governors Ball Performance Disappoints His Devotees But Nevertheless Entertains

Eminem’s Governors Ball performance was noticeably less exciting than some of the other ones of the night, but Eminem added a spark to the set whenever he performed some of his older classics much to the crowd’s enthusiasm, and he seemed to perform more passionately whenever the crowd was more engaged.


From Governors Ball 2018: Saturday Sound Bites

When Pusha T took to the American Eagle Stage at Governors Ball in a last-minute replacement of the rap group BROCKHAMPTON, cheers of “Fuck Drake!” rang from audience members.


Travis Scott Drives Governors Ball Crowd Into Frenzy

Travis Scott’s Governors Ball performance not only captivated his fans, but seized them with a fervor that was palpable from the moment that Scott took to the stage until the very end of his performance.


From Governor’s Ball 2018: Friday Sound Bites

Post Malone’s performance was a set of dichotomies—between swagger and hesitancy, apologeticness and disclaimers. Through these juxtapositions, Post Malone performed passionately, gleefully, and above all, vulnerably.


From Governor’s Ball 2018: Jack White Headlines Governor’s Ball Day One With Aggressive, Yet Smooth Fervor

Despite the heavy nature of his rock music, White was able to present his work often in a fun, almost light manner as he made sound effects into his microphone and played with a tangible passion and zest for the duration of his show.

Jorja Smith at Brighton Music Hall

Jorja Smith Stuns Onstage

Throughout the night, Smith performed with a sleek ease as she skillfully sang pieces from her challenging repertoire.


Born Ruffians Electrifies the Sinclair

In a world of celebrity copycat beats and autotune, it often feels like artists are growing more and more detached from their work. In my 19 years of life I have attended many concerts, but none stood out to me like Born Ruffians’ did at the Sinclair on March 23.

Vanity Lane Still

Vanity Lane’s Take on Embracing Inner Beauty

La’Toya Princess Jackson’s “Vanity Lane,” which showed from March 22 to March 25, tells the tale of ElectrKPrincess and her search for self-acceptance.

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‘Seven Seconds’: A Promising, Timely Drama

The premise of the show is heavy and immediately intriguing, and succeeds in generating quick interest. However, the absence of gravity in the show’s plot raises doubts as to whether or not the show’s creators are able to do justice to its sensitive nature.


'Endless Thread' is NPR's Guide to Reddit

In his new podcast “Endless Thread,” host Ben Brock Johnson of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, dives into the vast expanse that is Reddit and picks out some of its hidden gems. With producer Amory Sivertson, Johnson tells the public some of the entertaining stories that inhabit random corners deep within the bowels of Reddit. The stories chosen by this duo are wildly unique, surprising, and often touch upon issues deeper than one might initially think.

On Campus

Boston Sketch Company: Close, But No Cigar

At the Boston Sketch Company, travelling turtle salesmen, tea-kettle-obsessed murderers, and the end of the world all came to life.

Così Fan Tutte

‘Così Fan Tutte’: Where Opera Meets Comedy

​“Così Fan Tutte” successfully presented a witty retelling of the classic opera though it cannot make up for the outdated source material’s problematic portrayal of women.