Trans bodies in politics
With the recent surge of politicians once again arguing over what to do with trans people’s lives, we thought it’d be a good idea to go back and address some of the misinformation that has constantly come up and still perpetuates popular opinion at some level. Gender identity politics involve a lot of nuance, but the way they are handled in mainstream media and the political arena continues to deal a lot of real psychological (and sometimes physical) harm to trans people.
Reif joins Harvard and Stanford presidents in calling for ‘drastic action’ on coronavirus
The presidents expressed remorse at the disruptive nature of actions at their own universities, which included “suddenly sending virtually all of our undergraduates home,” cancelling nearly all events and in-person meetings, and “asking everyone who could work remotely to do so right away.”
Working for Hollywood
“The Assistant” acts as a period piece, set in a time before the Weinstein scandals and #MeToo movement.
Here Be Draugens
While aesthetically striking, the short and ultimately lackluster gameplay of 'Draugen' falls into the category of games worth playing once (or thereabouts).
Colors, commentary, and confetti
Half live music, half film screening, with bouts of audience interaction and Q&A throughout, this was the most oddly formatted music event we’ve ever attended.
Walking in weary shoes
Through its surrealism and hyperrealism, Anamorphine redefines the emotional capacity of the video game. Walking in the main character’s shoes, players confronts fear, loss, and heartbreak in a narrative steeped in feeling and the realities of human life.
Characterizing ancient materials for the modern day
Part of the Masic Group’s current work focuses on analyzing ancient structural materials, hoping to draw inspiration from ancient materials as well as biological ones to inform the production of new materials.
“Born in Boston”
Since its first festival in May 2013, Boston Calling is well on its way to becoming a regular fixture in the lives of Bostonian music fans.
Everybody’s got the right to be morbid
Framed as a macabre carnival game, Assassins delves into the stories of men and women who attempted to assassinate presidents of the United States.
If you ever need help procrastinating
If you are a frequent reader of the comics section of The Tech, you’ll be familiar with Piled Higher and Deeper, the home of the chocolate-loving Cecilia, the consistently unproductive Mike Slackenerny, and our lovable, flawed, and forever lost-in-purpose Nameless Hero. These slice-of-life comics portray the unfortunate (for them) but hilarious (for us) day-to-day struggles of graduate students. A live-action film adapted from Jorge Cham’s PhD Comics, The PhD Movie 2 follows the paths of Winston, the Nameless Hero who is finally graced with a name, and Cecilia.
I jump late onto most bandwagons — many of my favorite artists are inactive, and for a year or two, Metric belonged to that unfortunate club. Their unique blend of electronic and traditional rock instruments, as well as their profound and relatable lyrics, captivated me. Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (2003) was one of the first albums I listened to in its entirety, and I was surprised to find that I loved every single track. Since the group seemed to have disappeared, I was stuck cycling between the same few albums. My musical limbo ended Sept. 18, 2015, with the release of Pagans in Vegas.
Video and board game fans flood athletic center in celebration of indie games
The 4th annual Boston Festival of Indie Games (FIG) took place this past Saturday at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center, where more than 100 independent game developers, studios, artists, and animators gathered to showcase their work. The celebration attracted thousands of visitors who ranged from casual gaming enthusiasts to video game scholars.