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A Cappella Sings for a Cause

A Cappella Sings for a Cause

June 3, 2019

On Friday, April 26th, the Fitzgerald Theatre was filled with harmonizing voices, dancing, and cheering students—but no instruments. The bi-annual A Cappella Jam showcased the talents of five different student groups: Sassafras, Girls Next Door, Pitches and Dos, Tonal Eclipse, and The Transpositions, as well as a special performance from the professional group Fermata Town.

Annual Jazz Night: New Venue, Same Dazzling Performances

Annual Jazz Night: New Venue, Same Dazzling Performances

June 3, 2019

On the night of Tuesday, April 30th, friends, family, and other members of the Cambridge community filled the back room of the restaurant La Fabrica in Central to enjoy performances by the World Jazz Ensemble, the Vocal Ensemble, and the CRLS Big Band.

Detective Pikachu Finds Its Own Humor, But Not Relevance

Andrew Mello, A&E Editor

May 11, 2019

It takes a lot of good faith with an audience to bring together humans and a world of trading card monsters and still make it work. But with a lot of humor—nd even more Ryan Reynolds—Detective Pikachu is somehow able to pull it off for a sometimes shallow but childishly amusing end product.

Marvin Gaye’s Sequel “You’re the Man,” 47 Years Later

Marvin Gaye’s Sequel “You’re the Man,” 47 Years Later

May 1, 2019

Forty-seven years after it was recorded in 1972, the legendary R&B singer Marvin Gaye’s album "You’re the Man" was released posthumously on March 29th. The album was supposed to be a follow-up to the 1971 classic "What’s Going On," but it didn’t end up getting put out due to a variety of reasons, including the poor performance of its lead single as well as political differences between Gaye and the more moderate head of Motown Records, Berry Gordy.

Jordan Peele’s “Us”: Who Is Really Missing the Mark?

Jordan Peele’s “Us”: Who Is Really Missing the Mark?

May 1, 2019

Writer and producer Jordan Peele capitalized on the success of his 2017 Academy Award-winning film "Get Out" with the release of his latest project "Us" this past March. In "Us," Peele employs doppelgängers to explore themes of equity and opportunity. "Us" implores audiences to think about the dispossessed by using characters who live in tunnels situated beneath the US. These people are literally unseen, but imagine if they could live our lives and have the same opportunities. What would stop them from becoming us?

“Captain Marvel” Lacks Substance

“Captain Marvel” Lacks Substance

May 1, 2019

"Captain Marvel," the latest entry in the continuing Marvel Cinematic Universe, delivers on about everything you would expect. There’s a hero, splashy costumes, and plenty of action to go around. But despite checking every box, "Captain Marvel" lacks something at its core, never fulfilling on any of its best aspects.

Artist of the Month: Andrew Keating

Artist of the Month: Andrew Keating

May 1, 2019

Andrew Keating ’19 is a man of many talents, with five instruments—bass, electric guitar, cello, drums, and piano—in his repertoire. “I first got into playing music when I saw this guy playing cello on TV, and I knew that I wanted to learn how to play,” Keating explains.

Outfit of the Month: Fritz Duverglas

Outfit of the Month: Fritz Duverglas

May 1, 2019

It was Steve Jobs who famously sported the same black turtleneck, working jeans, and sneakers wherever he went. Many others have tried a similar philosophy, but few can pull it off as well as Fritz Duverglas ’19. You’ve likely seen his famous silhouette in the hallways; a pepperoni hoodie topped by a cheesy bucket hat to match. Duverglas is nearing the end of his fourth and last year of consistently wearing nothing but pizza-themed attire. So, to celebrate the occasion, the Register Forum conducted an interview to uncover the scoop behind one of CRLS’ most fashion-forward students.

CRLS’ Talents Showcased

CRLS’ Talents Showcased

May 1, 2019

On April 11th and 12th, April break kicked off on a high note as members of the CRLS community showcased an assortment of exciting talents ranging from musical performances to spoken word poetry.

Steven Pearlstein’s “Can American Capitalism Survive?”

Steven Pearlstein’s “Can American Capitalism Survive?”

March 30, 2019

Capitalism in the US isn’t working for ordinary people. The richest 10% of Americans have received almost all of the benefits of economic growth while living standards for the average household have stagnated. In response to this extreme inequality, critiques of capitalism are becoming more mainstream. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren are proposing drastic changes to the core of American capitalism, and a growing group of authors have published books suggesting their own systemic changes as well. Among these authors is the longtime business journalist for "The Washington Post," Steven Pearlstein.

Mediocrity in “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Mediocrity in “Velvet Buzzsaw”

March 30, 2019

Just by reading the title, you can already correctly assume the level of subtlety and tone achieved in "Velvet Buzzsaw." Attempting a very meta narrative, the film tries to dive into the position and purpose of art in our modern world, but can’t quite live up to its potential. Writer and director Dan Gilroy finds a somewhat easy target with the world of modern art, not-so-subtly bashing the people responsible for the exclusivity of art. But, sadly for Gilroy, he’s unable to see his own failings as a filmmaker, falling short in the same areas he attempts to critique.

Student-Run Musical Heathers Anticipates Rehearsals

Student-Run Musical Heathers Anticipates Rehearsals

March 29, 2019

“Unlike a lot of musicals we’ve seen at Rindge, this show is very ‘girl power’ and female-driven. It’s refreshing to have an empowering show with both a good score and plot that accurately portrays the ups and downs of high school,” comments senior Micaela “Mica” León Perdomo, one of the co-producers of "Heathers." The upcoming musical, which is entirely student-run, is set to have performances at Cambridge’s Graham and Parks School on May 31st and June 1st at 7:00 PM as well as June 2nd at 2:00 PM.

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