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Sarah Bayer


Fusion band Mochila moves forward

Before Asher Roth and the Decemberists take the stage at Springfest on Sunday, those assembled on Chapels Field can expect to hear something a little less classifiable: the jazzy, Arabic fusion sounds of Mochila, a band composed of 11 Brandeis undergraduates and one alumnus who play instruments ranging from piano and violin to qanun and sitar.

Supernatural and stop-motion prevalent at SunDeis

At Thursday night's screening of submissions to the SunDeis Film Festival, audience members often had to strain to hear the movies over the background chatter of the Shapiro Campus Center: The SunDeis committee screened festival submissions in the Atrium this year, presumably in an attempt to open the event up to more casual observers.

Pop Culture

The Golden Globe Awards returned to television on Sunday after they were cancelled last year due to the Writers Guild strike.

Folman's 'Plan' for satirical success

Bill Folman '98 has written a satirical novel called The Scandal Plan, or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife, about a presidential candidate who invents an adulterous affair in an attempt to make himself more relatable.

Blue/Orange' deemed successful

Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, staged last week in the Merrick Theater in Spingold by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, is not merely set in England but also embodies that nation's unique dry humor, intellectualism and social stratification.The play opens in a flurry of "innits" and "buggers" as psychiatrist Bruce Flaherty (Samson Kohanski '08) futilely tries to soothe his patient Christopher's (Sheldon Best '08) frustration with having only a few hours left in a four-week psych ward stay.

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