Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arts and Culture

Hadestown: The new flames of the Underworld

“Hadestown,” the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical, is saying goodbye to some performers and welcoming new ones, including a premiere across the pond. Here is the gist on who is leaving the Underworld and who is taking their first steps into the depths.

Beauty and the Beast and Sexual Consent: Tale as old as time turned upside down

In light of the ongoing cultural debate surrounding feminism and classic literature, Jennifer Tamas, associate French professor at Rutgers University, begs the question: What if fairy tales were already feminist?

A look into “Pass Over”

The play “Pass Over” opens this week as the REP’s first production of the semester. The Review explores the background of the play and what makes it unique.

Local Business Spotlight: Zahra International Food Market

Although once a customer of the Newark Shopping Center store herself, Jacqueline Karam had no background in business when she assumed ownership in 2016. Now, Zahra International Food Market continues to provide imported products for the local community.

University students open sustainable streetwear company Funky Rat

Student-owned Funky Rat, a sustainable streetwear company, aims to stylize and design over typically plain unisex clothing. Owners Amanda Membrado and Hunter Wills are hoping to expand upon their entrepreneurship as the business gains more traction.

A look into on-campus museums

There are a variety of museums on campus that are free for students to visit, but little is known about the behind the scenes work that allow these museums to flourish. The Review explores the curation process of these museums and the university staff that allow these exhibitions to be possible.

Feature: University professor Jon Cox utilizes photography for worldwide storytelling

Whether it be group trips, solo adventures or study abroad, Jon Cox has spent the recent years of his life traveling the world. With every place he goes, he aims to capture the stories of underrepresented groups through use of photography.

My top three Broadway shows of 2023

As a self-proclaimed theater enthusiast, Associate Arts & Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski reviews and ranks her top three theatrical productions of 2023.

The Master Players: Connecting a musically intercommunal audience

On Nov. 12, the School of Music’s Master Players concert series culminated the university’s Korean Week with a performance that included guitarist JIJI and violinist Danbi Um. Xiang Gao and Melissa Kitchen discussed the work behind the 20th anniversary season.

Main Street Spotlight: 7Lily’s Boutique

7Lily’s Boutique, a new cozy and trendy clothing shop on Main Street, opened on Aug. 29. Owners Emma Murphy and Jennifer Lieske discuss what the shop has to offer and the significance behind it.

Celebrating 50 years of Women and Gender Studies

This year, the university is celebrating 50 years of Women and Gender Studies. Associate Arts & Culture Editor Beth Wojciechowski explores the history of the department and the impact it has had over the years.

Feature: Peach Pit discusses life on the road, the rise to fame and more

The continually-growing Canadian band Peach Pit took time out of their tour to sit down with Co-Managing News Editors Tabitha Reeves and Risha Inaganti. From powdered eggs to pre-show sayings, the four members shared the inside scoop about life on the road.

University freshman reflect on transitioning to college

First-year students have almost completed their first semester at the university. Now they have the chance to reflect on the challenges and successes they have faced while adjusting to college life.

Library employees weigh in on resources available for students

Molly Olney-Zide, the instruction and outreach librarian at the university and Lori Birrell, the director of Special Collections & Museums, share resources available at Morris Library. However, the resources often go unnoticed by students.
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